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Address: San Bernardino, CA
Description: This region encompasses 660,000 acres of the San Bernadino Mountains with...
This region encompasses 660,000 acres of the San Bernadino Mountains with elevations ranging from 1,000 feet to the highest at Mount San Gorgonio at 11,502 feet.
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San Bernardino National Forest Hiking and Climbing

I am an avid hiker and climber. I like the plethora of trails to hike and peaks to climb in the San Bernardino National Forest. Of particular interest is the Mt. Baldy area. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I am an avid hiker and climber. I like the plethora of trails to hike and peaks to climb in the San Bernardino National Forest. Of particular interest is the Mt. Baldy area. There are not only many public, marked trails...... but also a lot of "off the beaten path" areas to explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Drove through the forest. Has excellent views. But could not find a visitor center or the information I was looking for. Many trails are there and most of them need a permit which is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful park, although California's lengthy drought has taken its toll, as there's a noticeable number of dead or dying trees. Wonderful clean air!

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Angelus Oaks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You will never be at a loss for a breath-taking view in this forest. This is nirvana for nature lovers. Lots of trails, wildlife (make sure you always have a camera ready).

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great view and so beautiful. Lots of twist and turns. It is very much worth the drive. We had a beautiful day.

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Escondido CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited Serrano mid week in early September after kids were back in school. Listed as a Heavy Use campground, we made reservations in advance for the full hookup Snowberry Loop. As it turned out, there were plenty of sites open in all the loops, however, when we left on Friday the Strawberry Loop was filling up. A very nice,... More 

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israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in this campground after reading many good recommendation, and it was a real great experience! The sites are HUGE , lots of privacy, clean toilets, the ranger is very nice and offering many trails in the area. The sites are clean and most of them pretty shady. You drive from Redlands through Lugonia Ave. then on the 38... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This forest offers hikes for persons at all athletic levels. There are lots of beautiful trees and rocks to see. I highly recommend bringing a picnic lunch, finding a nice quiet place to stop and then just listening. The sounds of the wind in the trees, the lizards skittering, and birds calling is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We saw Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead. We loved the scenic drive, it was fresh and cool. Lake Arrowhead had several shops and restaurants. There were plenty of stopping places on the drive too.

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Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My wife and I spent a day in the San Bernardino National Forest - specifically, in the mountains along Routes 38 and 18, from well east of Big Bear City to about Crestline, where we descended back down to the valley. Yep, it's beautiful. But we found the management by the forest service to be poor and capricious. First, the... More 

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