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San Bernardino National Forest

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Address: San Bernardino, CA 92408-2607
Phone Number: +1 909-382-2600
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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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We love just driving around in the mountains. The air is clean and there are things to do. They sell jerky and have nice restraunts. It does get very busy during the winter when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We love just driving around in the mountains. The air is clean and there are things to do. They sell jerky and have nice restraunts. It does get very busy during the winter when it snows. Go downtown and there are stores to walk around.

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

For the best scenic drive into the forest without aiming to visit one of the main attractions, you will enjoy the views going east on SR 138. The forest also extends many miles to the west, but you need to get of the road to get the best views in that direction and there's a lot of burned out forest... More 

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Highland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I lived up in the Big Bear Lake area for nearly two decades. The San Bernardino Forest was my playground. There are many areas to hike with many great views. The many campgrounds range from places with hook ups to places a bit farther out. So many activities possible there. I don't live up there anymore, but being nearby, I... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed there over the weekend, with my boyfriends family and it was amazing. Wonderful campground, and fantastic facilities.

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SoCal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The San Bernardino National Forest is a huge expanse of land and trees and water and mountains that rise into the sky that provide everyone with a couple of hours or a day to just get away from the stresses of modern day life. Just walking down a pine needle covered trail through the forest is enough to make you... More 

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Loma Linda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Whether you live the outdoors, hiking, and camping, or you prefer a cozy chalet with skiing and shopping, this area has what you want. I lean toward hiking and the outdoors and there are SO many natural beauties, all with easy driving of huge population centers! Such a treasure!

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Everett, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

After an absence of 30 years I was able to travel in these mountains. I still recognized many landmarks. Stopped by San Gorgrnio campground. Love the smell of the Jeffrey pine trees!

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San Bernardino, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are a multitude of activities you can experience here. You can visit Lake Arrowhead, Crestline,Lake Gregory, Silverwood Lake, Blue Jay or Big Bear Lake. You can fish, boat, hike,ski in the winter and shop. There are a few outlet stores in Lake Arrowhead. My husband, brother and friend hiked to the summit of Mt. San Gorgonio last month. He... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Nice nice nice place to be. I recommend for any who loves adventure and who loves nature. The natural environment will make you feel good. I really like this place.

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Highland, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

SB Mountains are gorgeous, with wonderful views sometimes as far as the ocean! Views from Rim of the World Drive on a clear day you can even see Catalina Island. From Lake Arrowhead village to Hypes Peak Arboretum on the way to Running Springs Village and then on up to Big Bear City and Big Bear Lake Village. On the... More 

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