Explore the most popular trail running trails near San Bernardino with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

mountain biking
1 month ago

I live about 5 minutes from this trail and it never gets old. great workout and super fun and technical downhill.

Best route for a bike is to ride up KP road and down the trail. Use a bell or even a whistle as there are a lot of hikers.

While generally down hill, it is an enduro run with more pedal strokes than you might imagine. there are some natural drops and jumps to be had and lots of teethe rattling rocky sections.

Despite the description, this is a legal mountain bike trail.

Awesome hike! Very scenic with fantastic views. Added bonus to see a deer on the trail! Lots of Chipmunks too.

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.

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

4 months ago

Great trail. Planning to come back.

on Tunnell Road to SawMill Loop

4 months ago

This trail is primarily a rocky rutted ATV/Jeep trail along a long ridge line though much if it is now blocked from traffic. There are some beautiful views of the mountains. Not a bad route for trail running.

4 months ago

Keller Peak, The Children's Forest, and The Exploration Trail, all seem to be the same trail. It's always lovely, peaceful, and scenic. Like everywhere in SoCal, it gets crowded at about 11am or noon. Mountain Bikers show up about that time, and that's when I usually leave. get there early.

Great hike.

5 months ago

There are some fantastic views along this trail. This hike is peaceful and the setting is serenely beautiful.

Nice little loop for a quick jaunt. Vegetation is starting to recover from the Blue Cut Fire. Area is healing, but the iconic rocks are great for photo opportunities.

Fun for the kids to climb around. Cool to see the famous rocks from Star Trek and Bill & Teds Bogus Journey.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

First of all, don't expect peace and solitude in this location. It is located near some main roads and you will hear traffic, construction vehicles, trucks and trains from almost all locations. The area was burned a few years ago, but it is starting to make a come back. The main trails are in pretty good shape, but a few areas are fairly steep, unstable, and have loose rocks and sand from erosion. The trails are well marked but all of the interpretive signs are burned or illegible. Although listed as a 1-mile hike, you can easily get 3 miles of hiking if you explore all of the ridge top trails, add some out and back segments, and loop around a little. I was lucky to have a mild cloudy evening with a slight breeze in August. It made for nice evening walk.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Got it, class of 2017. It's nice to make it to Hiker Heaven. Another dry section. Watch your water.

Monday, May 29, 2017


Monday, May 29, 2017


Wednesday, February 08, 2017

We started off of HWY 2 and hiked east, didn't see much for about 2 miles and then hiked back west across under the freeway for about 10 miles. The views were awesome but would recommend the west portion for someone in good shape as it was a lot of climbing. super fun though.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

The trail was open and great, short but fun. The rangers station gate was open and the fire ravaged landscape adds another dimension to this beautiful area. Try stopping on the road just before the Ranger station and hike around as well.

It's got no trespassing written all over it, along with a big fence with locks.

Trail was closed to the public, no trespassing signs everywhere.

It is still closed!

Monday, April 04, 2016

The gates were closed but I parked outside and walked in. Mind the "watch for snakes" sign. I saw one rattler out sunning himself on the trail.

I have not done this whole section but I like the stretch between Guffy Campground and Inspiration Point for altitude training and it's beauty. It's 7000" to 8500", the highest being on the east end but a lot of up and down in between, staying for the most part on Blue Ridge itself or very near it so the views to the north and south are really nice. The oaks and chaparral on the west end quickly give way to open jeffrey/ponderosa forest with white fir and a few cedars. There is NO water between Interstate 15 and Grassy Hollow unless you scramble down the steep Acorn Trail to Wrightwood. Blue Ridge Campground is roughly halfway between Inspiration Point and Guffy. There's only light use in the winter because the gate is locked to vehicle traffic at Inspiration Point until the Mountain High Ski Resort closes down for the season. If you like thin air this is a nice 10 mile out and back. I'm posting a few pics.

absolutely beautiful

Sunday, February 14, 2016

So frustrated. My family and I are outdoor enthusiasts. We love hiking, biking & camping in our local mountains and purchase the yearly adventure pass every year. We've been trying to get up to Mormon Rock hiking trail for weeks now. Every time we drive up there the gates are closed. I've contacted the Lytle Creek Ranger Station for information. All they tell me is that Mormon Rock is closed do to vandalism. They warned me that if you park along the highway (with or without adventure pass) you will be ticketed by the CHP. Before you plan on a hiking trip to Mormon Rock call the Ranger first before you waste your time. If the US Forestry contains to close trails. I won't be renewing my adventure pass.
Lytle Creek Ranger #909-382-2851 / Mormon Rock Station #760-249-3177

It was good I loved it

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tried to take the family for a little hike today and the gate to the parking lot was closed. There were no signs posting hours/days of operation or any explanation as to why it was closed. Bummer to drive there and find it all closed up.

Friday, October 09, 2015

My dad was a firefighter stationed at Mormon rocks, so of course I had to make the journey out there to explore his old stomping grounds, my parents even had some of their first dates here. This place has a special place in my heart for that reason...
Overall it's a cool place, has a great geologic story. I brought my dog and she loved it too! A lot of places to climb and explore. Just be sure to bring plenty of water (like you should with every hike).

Monday, September 14, 2015

Loved it! Easy to get to, which is a huge bonus in this area. Took the kids and dog. Everyone had a great time and hiked the trail with ease. We'll definitely do this ones again. Great views!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

My son and I enjoyed this hike! It was easy and parking is free! You do have to be careful of rattle snakes.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Quite impressive views at the top of the nearby rocks and forest. Just recently, they fenced off parking outside the station near 138. Be aware the station closes at 5. If you are inside in the lot, you may be trapped for the night. It's never happened to me, but I always worry it may. The trail has many splinters, but is fairly easy to follow. The beginning is uphill for about a quarter-mile then flattens out at the top. On the decline it loops near rocks that are regularly climbed by us before heading all the way back down. It's about a mile and a great run if you can manage it without walking at the beginning. I recommend it if you want to run in altitude without sliding around too much on a hike.

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