Best Hiking Trails in San Bernardino National Forest

Overview

San Bernardino National Forest is located east of Los Angeles, CA, and is bordered on the east by Joshua Tree National Park.

Getting Started

It's no hassle to go hiking in San Bernadino National Forest. Pick a hike, and park at or near the trailhead.

When to Go

Most hiking trails are open year-round, but access to trailheads may to limited during Winter months.

Permits

Hiking and backpacking in San Bernardino National Forest doesn't generally require a permit, but cars parked in a developed parking lot, picnic area, or campground will need to display a Forest Adventure Pass . Be sure to check the Interactive Map of Recreation Fee Sites.

The San Jacinto, Santa Rosa, San Gorgonio, and Cucamonga Wilderness Areas require a free wilderness permit for day-hiking and overnight camping.

Dog Info

Dogs are allowed in, [except in the Mount San Jacinto State Park Wilderness](https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sbnf/about-forest/?cid=fsbdev7_007781#Can_I_have_dogs_in_the_campgrounds_and_trails.

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