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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.

Length 1.0 mi Elevation gain 134 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Rock climbing

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

Snow

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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

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sbnf/recreation/natureviewing/recarea/?recid=26543&actid=62

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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Recordings (76)
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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.

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.

Kaytlyn P.
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Good trail for kids.

shawn Murphy
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Hiking

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.

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!

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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Zachary Smith
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Not a real hike, but fun to walk on. You park at the fire station and walk up and around the hills. The big rocks are across the road.

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.

Shannon Frieling
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Hiking

Lots of loose brome and brush across the trail paired with dense signs with holes of animal burrows like lizards and mice. Sign warns about beware of rattlesnakes and this looks like rattlesnake and mouse central. Not worth it to get snake bit. Doesn’t look well traveled. The amount of animal burrows reminds me of Del Rio, Texas and the dense rattlesnake population along that remote area.

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Melinda Smith
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HikingRocky

Nice little trail. Right off the 15 fwy. Great for all skills levels. A bit rocky in some areas. Beautiful views of the rock formations. I could do without the noise from the road though.

Ashley Stroup
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Hiking

It’s a nice, easy hike. But the 138 and 15 is pretty loud. The recording shows us driving away, forgot to turn off recording, oops!

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Jacqueline Vazquez-morgan
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Hiking

easy trail for a beginner like me, easy inclines, beautiful views, fire station was closed so had to park across the highway, down side to this trail is that highway 138 produces a lot of noise, but really enjoyed this trail

Darcy Arrowsmith
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HikingRocky

It was a fun hike. We went off of the trail to the ridge. Beautiful views!

Kimberly Yu
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Walking

Really easy walk, I wouldn’t consider this a hike. Well maintained and really pretty views from the top of the hill. Just a bit of dog poop on the trail. Please pick up after your dogs guys.

Tammy Peterson
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Easy to get to from Rancho Cucamonga. Looking for places like this to take our dog. Don’t go expecting a strenuous hike. On All Trails it says “Easy” for a reason. Felt safe because the USA Forestry station is there. I will go back.

Steve G
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Hiking

I would not consider this hike a work out but it does get your heart rate up if you continually stay to the left and walk over the peaks. It gets a little sketchy up there because your walking backbones in the heavy wind on top which adds an element of excitement. Watch your step on the ways down though it can get sandy and steep. It does have some great views of the obscure rock formations and being somewhat of a rock hound and geology nut it makes it a really nice 45 minute escape from the rat race. We did catch a really cool horned toad last time out. I’ll post some pics.

Carlos Hernandez
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Hiking

An Awesome Pit stop for those looking for an easy Half hour hike on a hill Top. May look boring but once on top there are beautiful Views of Rock formations and the entrance to the wilderness

Lynn Marie
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Hiking

Gradually inclines. Easy to find off the freeway. Views are amazing! Better then I expected. Wear good shoes and watch your step because some areas have a steep fall. No shade. Free parking. Had two rattlesnake "warning" encounters. Didn't see one though. Over all easy trail for all ages. Definitely will be going again.

Kari OConnell
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Hiking

Great trail. Perfect for our 5 and 6 year old daughters. They loved it.

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