Mormon Rocks Interpretive Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Bernardino, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.0 miElevation gain134 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsRock climbingBird watchingRunningViewsWildlifeRockyScrambleSnow
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Getting There

The historic Mormon Trail of the previous century passed through this valley of geological curiosity.

Parking is available directly in front of the rocks or a the ranger station. Parking pass is needed and can be purchased at the fire station across from the rocks

Take the 15fwy towards the Cajon Pass, exit hwy 138 and head south, go for about 1 mile and they'll be on your right hand side.

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Ezekiel OBrien
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Hiking

Strike ‘interpretive’ from interpretive trail. The Cajon pass fire from half a decade ago has made ashes of the sign posts and they have not been replaced. As a child we scrambled up the rocks across the highway there are still trails there and that looks like a much better hike exploration and bouldering to me. There is parking there too.

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Rafa Cano
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HikingNo shade

It was a great trail. Very short but there were a lot of nice scenery surrounding the trail. I would recommend going during the morning since there is no shade.

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Chaz Campbell
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HikingNo shade

Dog friendly. Park by the Mormon rocks Station.

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Daniel Ochoa
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Randy Brenner
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don Gonzales
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Michael Simpson
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HikingNo shade

It's not interpretive, but it's somewhat interesting. It's fairly easy though there are lots of sharp rocks so wear decent hiking footwear.

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Mike Pierce
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Rock climbingGreat!No shadeRocky

I thought it was pretty fun to climb on the rocks

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Kaitlyn Soleski
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Beautiful will return!

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Laura Lanning
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Hiking

Rocky, no shade. Easy elevation. Neat to see the rock formations and natural landscape after the fires. Dog (on leash) tried to chase all the lizards. I’d say she enjoyed it.

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Pearl Heft
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HikingNo shade

Very cute little trail to take little ones on. Awesome view of Mormon Rocks. Park out of the way @ the fire station, please! Also, thank you US Forest Service firefighters for maintaining this little path!

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Marcus Charles
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HikingNo shade

Hot. Very easy. Enjoyed the view

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Spencer Wright
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Hiking

Fun little trail we did with kids. You definitely hear the traffic from the 138 the entire time, but lots of wildflowers and nice views.

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Pheobe Alverson
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Hiking

Pretty little trail. We printed the interpretive stuff from online, but the posts with the numbers were all burned. We did our best and read where we thought one might have been at one point. Anyhow, simple little hike.

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Gabriela Montoya
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRockyScramble

Climbed the rocks across the street from the interpretive trail. Made our own trail. There were some sketchy parts but overall it was a good.

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Yi Tung
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Hiking

It is not bad but difficult to find the starting point.

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shawn Murphy
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very fun with cool weather.

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Anthony Rios
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Hiking

Free explore around Mormon Rocks. The area is open to climbing, hiking, and bouldering. Just don't add anymore trash. The interpretive trail is closed 1-2-2020 so we did this instead. Never crowded and one of the coolest pieces of geography in SoCal. You need to walk basically all the way around the rocks to lose sight of the highway.

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Kylie Thogerson
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HikingNo shade

Nice views of rocks! Beautiful desert landscape in all directions.

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Kelly Roach
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HikingNo shade

NO shade AT ALL. The views are great, but be careful with kids because the trail is narrow in some areas. Parking is easy to find. You do have a view of the freeway and train as you hike. The rocks are fun to climb!

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Erica Barile
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Just off the road. Easy parking. Easy 1 mile loop. Great views of the morning rocks!

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Mora Nichols
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HikingGreat!No shadeOff trailScramble

Great for kids. Free parking and a fun little hike. Lots of rocks to scramble on.

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