The Exploration Trail is a family friendly, non-motorized 4.5 mile trail with a 12% grade. This trail was designed by children along with the U.S. Forest Service personnel and other professionals. There are interpretive panels located throughout the 0.75 mile Interpretive Trail Loop section near the Upper Exploration trail. During winter, the trail offers an exciting snowshoe or cross country skiing trek.
See species that have developed unique survival techniques to combat harsh conditions. Conifer trees, like the Sugar pines are the tallest pine species in the world. Manzanita is a fire-adapted shrub that requires the intense heat of a fire to open the tough seedcoat in order to regenerate.
Parking is available at the Children’s Forest Visitor Center during their open season. The Children’s Forest Visitor Center is located adjacent to Deerlick Fire Station on State Highway 18 in Running Springs, 1 mile east of State Highway 330.
For more information call the Children’s Forest Visitor Center 909-382-2773 Weekends- May through September.
At a Glance
Arrowbear and Running Springs
Flush at Children's Forest Visitor Center
Children’s Forest Visitor Center 909-382-2773 Weekends- May through September.
Take State Highway 18 or 330 to Running Springs. Go past the village and immediately after the Deerlick Fire Station turn right on Keller Peak Road (1N96)