We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Bernardino National Forest

San Bernardino, CA
Improve this listing
Type: Forests
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

41 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    26
    11
    2
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
86 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Indiana
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
McCall, Idaho
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

san bernardino is the largest county in the country! there is a lot of diversity in there! this is a great place to get away with the family and get back to nature! there is a great variety of trails, awesome rock climbing, and of course beautiful scenery!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Bernardino, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Went up end of October of this year: beautiful fall leaves & crisp weather. Ate at the Belgium Waffle which was wonderful. Fed ducks & squirrels and then shopping at Bass & Van Huesen Outlets. Then ate a chocolate covered apple, rolled in roasted nuts at the Rocky Mtn Chocolate factory. Ran through the Christmas store next to the Pentelon... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Unknown
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Awesome place to drive through and site see. I stayed in the town of Crestline California and would definitely recommend it in the summer months!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
32 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The Beauty of the many small towns in the Mountains in the San Bernardino Mountains is so Magical. Filled with lakes and fishing, water sports, and just the pure beauty of the Mountains here. The Huge Factor, is the people here, this is one of the nicest communities anywhere !! The eating and Lodging fit any budget, from camp, to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
La Puente, California
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Look up this easy hike. It was a nice hike, even for small kids (6+ years). They will enjoy jumping over downed trees and rocks. Look for the blue hearts on the trail that direct you to the end of the trail where you'll see Heart Rock. The last blue heart is found on a tree and it points to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Bernardino, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Over the years I've stayed at the Saddleback Inn at Lake Arrowhead, the Rose Garden Cabins in Twin Peaks, The Lodge in Lake Arrowhead, Best Western's Chalet in Big Bear, Cool Cabins in Big Bear (twice), North Shore in at Lake Gregory, and my brother's cabin in Lake Gregory and each time has been a relaxing and beautiful experience. Lake... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

As a tourist from east Canada, i was overwhelmed with the beauty of the scenery. The drive is wonderful, we stopped to swim, hicked a bit. The view up there is to die for!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed San Bernardino National Forest also viewed

 
San Bernardino, CA
 

Been to San Bernardino National Forest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage San Bernardino National Forest, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing