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Hometown

I know its probably not as "fancy" as some other forests, but its my local recreational forest and... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Dereck W
Moreno family

Awesome time and beautiful view so quiet and so peaceful we couldent find a better place to relax... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
morenosid68
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San Dimas, 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.
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San Bernardino, CA 92408-2607
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome time and beautiful view so quiet and so peaceful we couldent find a better place to relax and have a picnic

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

I have fond memories of camping here with the family as a kid, so, when we needed a last-minute campsite on a late-Spring weekend and newer choices were all full-up, I decided to resurrect old memories and give Heart Bar a try. It was great...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank chris k
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Recreation, scenery, wildlife and wildflowers, wow! Great outdoors and great, helpful staff. Easy to visit after work or on weekends.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We love to go to arrowhead village and enjoy the view of San Bernardino city. The sunsets are spectacular seen from the mountains

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Tita M
Reviewed 6 February 2018 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 !

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 352bobs
Reviewed 30 January 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 22 January 2018 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank cheribree2016
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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aileensgems
6 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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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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