The San Gorgonio Wilderness is the climax region of the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California. Located on the San Bernardino National Forest approximately 75 miles east of Los Angeles (click here for vicinity map), the Wilderness receives approximately 200,000 visitors per year. Its 58,969 acres harbor two small lakes, meadows, streams, 100 miles of trail, densely forested northern slopes, and rugged terrain. Elevations range from 4,400 feet to 11,499 atop namesake Mt. San Gorgonio. Eleven of twelve peaks in the Wilderness recognized by U.S. Geological Survey maps are over 10,000 feet in height, with Mt. San Gorgonio being the highest. As the highest peak between the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the Mexican border, Mt. San Gorgonio offers unparalleled views of metropolitan Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert. More great information here.

One of my favorite places . Can get a bit crowded at times in the Spring . Many different hikes and a lot of creek bed to explore . If your into flowers or rocks , This is the place to go . The park itself is very nice bathrooms and tables . Nice place for overnight camping but remember to bring everything you need as they lock you in at 5pm . But you can always leave a car outside the gates . I have been here probably 50 times but have only seen Sheep once but I still look every time I go . If you are hiking in the morning or evening , You will must likely see a snake . Don't be a Jackass and block the road just because you want to look at something . Seems to be a very common theme here .

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22 days ago

27 days ago

Great day hike. Started trail from campground side and came down switchback portion.

Beautiful trail. Shaded and very well maintained.

1 month ago

A beautiful area with a few different routes to choose from. It's great that dogs are allowed, but we were surprised to find that no trash cans were available near the picnic area or trail head.

Beautiful loved the hike an the pond in the entrance!!

Great quick hike! We brought our Boxer/Pit with us. This hike is easy to do. Great views at the top!

Beautiful, well maintained. Very diverse landscape and terrain, from flat crystal clear streams to steep ravines and epic canyon views. Be sure to dip your feet in the stream at the end!

This is a really pleasant trail. some stunning scenery. Not very difficult for most of it. couple if steep ascents, but well worth it.

Timing is everything for this hike. Never on weekends and especially when everything is in bloom early April. And yes their are snakes

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2 months ago

Nice little hike this time of year! Lots of wildflowers and the river was flowing nicely.

Arrived at 8am on a Sunday, right when they open. Rangers were very nice, however the trails were lacking. We had to double back at dead ends multiple times. It was very rocky and flat, the scenery was nice but it was a fairly boring hike so we wandered about 3 miles then gave up and headed to the Cabazon Outlets down the road to put in a few more miles (shopping!). By the time we left the Preserve at 9:30am, the entire parking lot was full and people were parking along the streets and walking in. A car full of people waited 5 minutes for us to load our gear just to take our parking spot. Bathroom was pretty dirty and we went in right when they opened.
I don't imagine we'll be going back, but kids might like it and it's probably easy enough for anyone.