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Amazing Hike Trailing

Great place for hiking and view sitting. Impeccable scenery of the San Bernardino mountains. Great... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
San Bernardino, California
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Road trip 2018

Scary road glad it wasn’t busy nice views but was busy watching the road ❤️ pumping drive don’t... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
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A popular alpine drive route, 101 miles long, running from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake.
San Bernardino, CA
+1 909-382-2790
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Great place for hiking and view sitting. Impeccable scenery of the San Bernardino mountains. Great place to camp out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cpagan696
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Scary road glad it wasn’t busy nice views but was busy watching the road ❤️ pumping drive don’t know if I’ll drive it again

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MaryM6979
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Go up the Waterman 138 hwy, across the Rim of the world scenic drive and stop off in Lake Arrowhead for lunch, then come down the 330 hwy thru Running Springs. If you want a longer drive you can go over to Big Bear Lake...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rick S
Reviewed July 10, 2018

If you are planning on going to LA and then heading inland to Palm Springs, I absolutely recommend driving up into the San Bernadino Hills and taking the the ROWH. It will add time on to your journey but its so worth it. Lots of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Daniel C
Reviewed March 19, 2018

My wife and I drove up there in February to get away from the smog and the noise of the valley. Unfortunately, the traffic is pretty thick on the off-season and the smog is just higher up. The views are extraordinary, with the exception of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank johnmF4738DW
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

The road is mostly divided, with plenty of spots to pull off for viewing and pictures. It is well policed, so stay close to posted speed.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank trippin58
Reviewed January 3, 2018

The views from this highway is amazing and breathtaking no matter what season. California has the fantastic geographical land formations to allow you to go to the mountains to ski and 30 minutes later, you can be in summery weather to barbecue in San Bernardino.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mary Beth N
Reviewed October 31, 2017

This highway is carved along side of the mountain, so you feel that you are almost hanging off the edge as you drive up the mountain. Very curvy. Gorgeous views when we started. But, it became foggy and difficult to see the lines in the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank KatWat39
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Road work was ongoing while I was there, but expected as it must get done before winter weather sets in. However, the delays were minimal and the drive was still spectacular. Lots of places to stop along the way, both little settlements and walking/hiking trails.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank OsiyaGal
Reviewed July 23, 2017

We live in Big Bear Lake and sometimes we have to use Rim of the World Highway. We've been driving mountain roads for 20 years but this highway is still scary to me. I'm always afraid that we're going to go over the edge!

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank execforkids1
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September 21, 2018|
Response from Daniel C | Reviewed this property |
We traveled up from LA, into San Bernardino Hills to Crestline then picked up the ROTWH from close by. We were driving for around an hour on the highway from memory. Beautiful.
February 25, 2017|
Response from browndogtrvlr | Reviewed this property |
Depends on he weather, is there is snow in the forecast you might want to pass unless you have chains.