San Bernardino National Forest

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San Bernardino National Forest

San Bernardino National Forest
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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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rosy
Louisville, KY88 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2021 • Couples
The San Bernardino National Forest is absolutely Az must see and experience all the different views, lakes, hikes and small towns situated in the forest.
Written June 10, 2021
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eurydice2017
London, UK316 contributions
Wonderful drive
Jan 2020 • Couples
San Bernardino National forest provides wonderful views and a great ride. I started in Palm Springs and went to Idyllwild village, through San Bernardino forest. It is a lovely, lovely scenic drive as you go up the mountains, through gorgeous flat areas and can even stop at the lake to change the scenery. The weather change is quite dramatic too, from hot desert temperatures to cool, rain and snow up in the mountains. Definitely worth doing
Written February 7, 2020
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John H
New Smyrna Beach, FL49 contributions
Sand to Snow Nat. Monument
Oct 2018
Drove as close to this Park which was extended under President Obama's administration to join two others. We started at the trailhead called The Whitewater Preserve, then after a visit with the ranger, drove on I-10 to Route 38 through Redlands up the route, which is as close as one can get unless hiking to this treasure. The road leads to Great Bear Lake passing through Angelus Oaks where there is a long cabin style restaurant and a small post office. It is a scenic drive, with many camps where children and others spend time during the Summer. Following the route in October, the temperature dropped from 86 degrees in the desert to 46 degrees in Angelus Oaks, where the fire in the restaurant was most welcoming.
Written August 19, 2019
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JudyScootermama
Lansdale, Pennsylvania68 contributions
Pretty, since we come from non-mountainous Pennsylvania!
Aug 2019
The mountains were pretty, but not a lot to see in late summer in the hot sun. We did find one little oasis of beauty in the Heaps Peak Arboretum, which was beautiful and educational. They actually have some giant sequoias growing there (planted 90 yrs ago) but they've got a lot of growing to do to catch up to the ones further north in Sequoia National Forest.
Written August 18, 2019
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Peter A Morrell
Unionville, Canada2,075 contributions
Scenic Journey!!
Oct 2018 • Solo
I was on my way to Arrowhead Lake for a visit and got the chance to drive through the San Bernardino National Forest. What a great way to spend a day driving through these mountains. It was on a Sunday so the roads were quite busy. There are places along the road where you can pull over and take in the scenery and take photos. The views and vistas are quite beautiful. This is a great place for a day trip.
Written July 28, 2019
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sedona1938
Redlands, CA23 contributions
Beautiful
May 2019 • Business
Going up hwy 38 expect to see serene clean green vegetation, stop off at Angelus Oaks for a bite to eat and continue, stop here and there and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you, find a stream and relax
Written May 9, 2019
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GiantsFanLosAngeles
West Covina, CA310 contributions
Plenty of snow starting at running springs in 2019
Feb 2019 • Family
Went on a trip to Big Bear through the San Bernardino Forest, only to get stopped at Running Springs. Highway patrol required chains beyond that point, but we didn't have any. There was plenty of snow at that point for my 7 year old son to play in. Able to ride a saucer down a hill, build snowmen, have snowball fights, without having to go any further.

The view from highway 330 going back down the mountain is stunning. Will have to go up higher when there is less or no snow.
Written February 12, 2019
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Ana O
San Bernardino, CA8 contributions
Winter time
Jan 2019 • Family
Amazing winter time between cities like Jay Blue and Big bear city. Snow, slides and good places to go an eat, friendly neighborhood and clean. Just keep it clean.
Written January 6, 2019
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differentname
Woodbridge, CT2,597 contributions
Scorched Earth.... Halloween scene...
Oct 2018 • Couples
Between Hemet and Mountain Creek, on the way to Palm Desert on Route 74, we passed thru a section where the fire came through in the summer of 2018. It is a stark scene of a barren landscape that I was unprepared to witness. Everything that was growing close to the ground was vaporized into the atmosphere. We saw sticks of bushes and trunks of larger trees standing, but otherwise, everything was gone, it was bare earth.

Scary like a movie set for a Halloween movie......

Drive off the main road onto the dirt roads to really feel the isolation and scary reality.
Written October 26, 2018
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Dereck W
San Bernardino, CA9 contributions
Hometown
Aug 2018 • Couples
I know its probably not as "fancy" as some other forests, but its my local recreational forest and I enjoy it all the same. Theres a wide variety of landscapes to enjoy, desert, trees, scrub brush, rivers, all kinds and varieties. I always enjoy getting out to hunt or just drive around, its extremely relaxing to get away from the cities.
Written August 27, 2018
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