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San Bernardino National Forest

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Address: San Bernardino, CA 92408-2607
Phone Number: 19093822600
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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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Visit to Big Bear

Traveled to Big Bear and it is a busy town, however very beautiful each time I visit. We went for a drive on Hwy 38, there was many campsites and trees, very gorgeous for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rosie R
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San Bernardino, California
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San Bernardino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Traveled to Big Bear and it is a busy town, however very beautiful each time I visit. We went for a drive on Hwy 38, there was many campsites and trees, very gorgeous for California

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sort of roamed around on our way to and from Big Bear. The views through this park are beyond beautiful. Pictures and words can not do it justice. Take a day and just drive through it to sightsee. Stunning views.

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North Highlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went camping their last year With 2 friends we had a great time In the forest 2 different Camp grounds

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Baton Rouge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It took a little while to get use to driving on the roads there. I kept wanting to look out the side windows to see the views. We pulled over a lot to take pictures. There were flowers blooming and if you rode with the windows done, you could smell there sweet fragrance. Loved this area.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I was only going to be in town for a few days on business, but I had to see those mountains up close and personal. We went up into the mountains via Hwy 38 and winding up into them at an elevation of 6,000 feet was wonderful. We stopped at the I-turns to get out and look and there are... More 

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Thank JayWalk7
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We had a lovely trip to Arrowbear Lake to stay in a A-Frame and this short hike was perfect with our 3 year old son. Lots to explore and see, very accessible, variety of scenery and fun.

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Fredericksburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place to travel for a day or visit for a week. Many beautiful sites to see. Lots of fishing and camping in the mountains. Can rent boats at the different lakes. Great for daily family trip. Kids love it.

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

We took the drive from San Bernardino up to Big Bear Lake. It's a BEAUTIFUL drive! The long drive is, at points, slow and full of hairpin turns. That said, there are plenty of turnouts to stop and take pictures.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

After a string of 90 plus degree days, I thought I needed a change. Coming from Palm Springs there is two ways to enter. With Lake Arrowhead has my destination, I chose to go up the west side on SH 18 and down the east side on SH 330. You quickly begin to ascend out of the valley and onto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Drove the Rim of the World Scenic Highway. Lots of curves and switchbacks. The panoramic views were quite impressive. By the time I arrived at Big Bear Lake, the temperature had dropped approximately 15 degrees, very refreshing.

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