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San Bernardino National Forest

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Address: San Bernardino, CA 92408-2607
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+1 909-382-2600

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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This was the highlight of my first trip to California. We hiked up a small path to see Forest Falls, and we were mesmerized. It was absolutely gorgeous. Being near the falls and... read more

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Andalusia, Alabama
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Andalusia, Alabama
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of my first trip to California. We hiked up a small path to see Forest Falls, and we were mesmerized. It was absolutely gorgeous. Being near the falls and climbing over rocks and trees was an amazing experience. Nature was kind and we saw lots of beautiful scenery. Definitely a must-see if you're in the area!

Thank brittanymclaney
Beaufort, North Carolina
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72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Driving up and down is a bit stressful the first time just for the simple fact that its a new drive stule and the people want to fly up and down the mountain. While driving to and from there are many places to pull off and get pictures. I saw tons of state troopers and that made me happy since... More 

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Orange County, California
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170 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Whether just driving by the beautiful mountain ranges that dot the diverse landscape in Southern California, or actually divulging in the high mountain culture found in the lovely villages high above, you can't go wrong with this wonderful beloved National Forest. I love that I can see the peaks from various points where I have lived. It's never as much... More 

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San Bernardino, California
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have traveld all over the san bernardino mountains, visit big bear and surroundings area every year. Great for sight seeing, camping, picnics, family get aways, snow, biking, hiking. dinning what ever you would like to do. Wonderful to visit

Thank williboy331
Frankfurt, Germany
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

If you are on a roadtrip through west of California, you should stop at other places and Nationalparks - for all others definitly worth to visit

Thank Marco I
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stopped here on the way from San Diego to Ventura to visit a family member. It was a little out of the way but we're very glad we stopped at Big Falls. Nice little 1/4 mile hike along a dry outwash strewn with boulders til you get to a little stream splashing through the rocks on its way down... More 

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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank Carmen B
Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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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65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mary M
San Juan Capistrano, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

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

Thank tykane01

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