Category: San Bernardino Mountains – San Gorgonio area, Yucca Valley, Lucerne Valley

Hikes off lower highway 38, near Forest Falls, Angelus Oaks and Redlands.

El Dorado Ranch Park (Yucaipa)

Location: Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa. From Interstate 10, take the Oak Glen Road/Live Oak Canyon exit (85) and head northeast for 6.8 miles. The park entrance will be on your left. Alternately, from points south and east, take Interstate 10 to Oak Valley Parkway (exit 92). Head east on Oak Valley Parkway for 1.4 miles…

El Dorado Ranch Park, Yucaipa, CA

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Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain Location: This post describes the shortest approach to Sugarloaf Mountain, from forest road 2n93 (Wildhorse Meadows Road on Google Maps) in the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear Lake. Reaching this trail head requires six miles of driving each way on a rocky dirt road, so high clearance vehicles are strongly recommended.…

View from Sugarloaf Mountain, San Bernardino National Forest

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San Bernardino Peak

San Bernardino Peak Location: Angelus Oaks, San Bernardino Mountains on Highway 38, 20 miles northeast of Redlands and 30 miles southwest of the junction with Highway 18 at the east end of Big Bear Lake. Turn off on Mountain Home Creek Road (left if you’re coming from Big Bear; right if from Redlands) and then…

San Bernardino Peak, CA

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Onyx Peak

Onyx Peak Location: Onyx Summit, Highway 38. From I-10 in Redlands, take University Ave and head north for one mile. Turn right onto Lugonia/Highway 38 and follow it for 33.6 miles to a large parking lot on the right side of the road. From the junction with Highway 18 at the eastern end of Big…

Southeast view from Onyx Peak, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

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Constance Peak

Constance Peak Location: Highway 38 south of Big Bear Lake. From I-10 in Redlands, take University Ave and head north for one mile. Turn right onto Lugonia/Highway 38 and follow it for 18 miles to Angelus Oaks (note the hairpin left turn by Forest Falls to stay on Highway 38). At the small shopping center,…

Black oaks on the trail to Constance Peak, San Bernardino National Forest, CAonstance Peak,

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Mission Creek Preserve

Mission Creek Preserve Location: Eastern San Bernardino Mountains, northwest of the Coachella Valley. From I-10, take Highway 62 northeast for 4.7 miles and turn left on Mission Creek Road (dirt but passable by all vehicles). Follow it 2.3 miles to its end at the entrance to the preserve. From the Yucca Valley/29 Palms area, follow…

Cottonwod tree, Mission Creek Preserve, San Bernardino Mountains

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Mountain Home Flats

Mountain Home Flats Location: San Bernardino National Forest. The trail head is located by mile marker 18.45 and the coordinates are N 34 07.632, W 116 59.017 but the only practical parking area is a quarter mile north, across the bridge at a turnout on the right side of Highway 38, about 18 miles northeast…

Leaving the canyon, heading toward Mountain Home Flats, San Bernardino National Forest

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Big Morongo Canyon Preserve

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve Location: Morongo Valley.  From I-10, take Highway 62 northeast for 11.3 miles.  Turn right on East Drive (signed for Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.)  Go 0.2 miles and turn left into the park on Covington Drive. Agency: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation gain: 200 feet Difficulty Rating: G Suggested…

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Morton Peak Lookout

Morton Peak Lookout Location: San Bernardino National Forest foothills north of Mentone and Yucaipa.  From the west, take I-10 to University St.  Turn left and go a mile to Highway 38 (Lugonia Road.)  Turn right and go a total of 9.2 miles (about 2 miles past the ranger station) and look for a turnout on…

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Seven Oaks Trail

Location: San Bernardino National Forest, near the towns of Angelus Oaks and Seven Oaks. From Highway 38 (12 miles northeast of the big curve by Forest Falls and 26 miles northeast of Redlands), head north on Glass Road. Follow Glass Road for 2.2 miles to Seven Oaks Road. Turn right and make a quick left…

Seven Oaks Trail, Big Bear Lake, CA

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Wildhorse Creek Trail Camp

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Big Falls

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Fish Creek Meadows

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Johns Meadows

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Oak Glen Preserve

Location: East of Yucaipa in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains.  From I-10 in Yucaipa, take the Live Oak/Oak Glen exit and go east on Oak Glen road for 11.3 miles.  The preserve is on the right side of the road, at 39611 Oak Glen Road.  From Palm Springs and the east, take I-10…

Oak Glen Preserve, Oak Glen, CA

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Jenks Lake

 Featured in the Nobody Hikes in L.A. Guidebook! Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved. Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability. All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor…

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