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San Bernardino National Forest

San Bernardino, CA 92408-2607
+1 909-382-2600
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Little snow !

We were expecting lots of snow going up into the mountains but guess it’s been a dry year... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob S
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Lake Wales, Florida
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Great Hike at Forest Falls

Hike to Forest Falls was absolutely amazing. There is plenty of parking but always come early to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MandC0218
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Riverside, California
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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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“big bear lake” (19 reviews)
“lake arrowhead” (12 reviews)
“get away” (7 reviews)
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San Bernardino, CA 92408-2607
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"big bear lake"
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"lake arrowhead"
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"get away"
in 7 reviews
"hiking trails"
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"clean air"
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"day trip"
in 3 reviews
"wonderful place"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 3 reviews
"easy hike"
in 2 reviews
"fresh air"
in 2 reviews
"different levels"
in 2 reviews
"pine trees"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 2 reviews
"scenic highway"
in 2 reviews
"southern california"
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"snow"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were expecting lots of snow going up into the mountains but guess it’s been a dry year ! Mountains are beautiful - most national venues were closed this time of the year but still beautiful !

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hike to Forest Falls was absolutely amazing. There is plenty of parking but always come early to get a good spot. Restrooms are available in the picnic area. Creek crossing and rock hopping and scrambling here is great with kids. Being able to see the...More

Thank MandC0218
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The crazy winding road was fun to drive with great views. It's a short distance from town with a few small towns along the way. The lakes are pretty and hiking opportunities abound

Thank cheribree2016
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We took the Scenic Highway 38 out of Big Bear Lake. Lovely views of the mountains. Lots of hiking opportunities. There were some restrooms along the way. Whether you have a couple of hours or all day to explore, you can make it work.

Thank KatWat39
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We drove here on the way to Las Vegas as we came from San Diego and let me tell you: is as gorgeous as the Sequoia and Yosemite park, although in a different way, no wonder that I kept filming and taking pictures all the...More

Thank TERRAvelista
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Both drove and walked in many different areas of the forest while I was up in Lake Arrowhead area for a week. Lovely places everywhere, with autumn color beginning to show.

Thank OsiyaGal
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I went here with a colleague on a Sunday. From Long Beach it was a 2-3 hour leisurely drive as we stopped at several places in the mountains to look at the views. We first went to Arrowhead Lake and then Big Bear Lake. The...More

Thank RossOrpington
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

If you are from out of the area it is a beautiful relaxing road trip. Start by exiting the 210 fwy on why 18 up to crestline, then keep going, stop off at lake arrowhead, running springs, keep going to Big Bear Lake. There is...More

2  Thank Rick S
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear are all worth the trip. All have beautiful mountain views and fun things to do. Lake Gregory for picnics and swimming. Lake Arrowhead for dining and unique shopping. Big Bear for snow boarding/skiing, plus a quaint village with shops and...More

Thank Theresa K
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Went up the other day was 112% in the IE And when we arrived it was gloomy and 68% Loved it! Did a little shopping and had lunch! Great getaway

Thank Greg L
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aileensgems
7 March 2017|
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Response from John M |
Please contact the local chamber of commerce in Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead or Idyllwild. The Forest Service does not have rental cabins on the San Bernardino.
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Jorge A
6 March 2017|
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Response from kedalion1 | Reviewed this property |
There are weather websites that have snow cover maps that you can see where there is snow. Try googling snow cover map. I just did, and it looked like there was very little in the SB Mountains. You might be able to get... More
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msbunburyist
27 February 2016|
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Response from ABEJOURNEYS | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot os spots on your way up to the mountain, but I really recomend you to go to the Arrowhead Lake Village that a beautiful place to spend the day end one of my favorites. Enjoy your day
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