Bear Valley Trailhead

Area Status: Open

Open to vehicles less than 53 inches wide when road is closed


Bear Valley Trailhead

Trail Views


NO campfires or open flames allowed anywhere in the Corral Canyon OHV Area including the campgrounds.

Forest Order NO. 02-22-12


USFS approved Spark Arresters are required year round.

Green sticker riding season is year round.

Red sticker riding season is October 1 - April 30. (This also applies to OHVs that are registered out of state.)

Pets Allowed



Federal Recreational Lands Pass/Adventure Pass Required

Hike/Ride Time

Full day


Easy to Moderate

Best Seasons

Fall, Spring, Winter


Off I-8 at Pine Valley Road

Ranger District

Descanso Ranger District - (619) 445-6235

Bear Valley Trailhead is located off of the Pine Valley Rd. exit of I-8 and is one of the closest OHV opportunities in the Greater San Diego Area. Bear Valley Trailhead provides ample parking for larger vehicles with trailers. The trail leaving Bear Valley is an old road bed and provides a small loop in the end with a pretty vista. This trail was designed for beginners but provides a connection to the Corral Canyon OHV Area via Kernan Cycle Trail (Note Corral Canyon OHV area accesible only to vehicles LESS than 53 inches wide) which has a variety of difficulty trails to ride.

Available at this location are 2 portable toilets and 1 picnic table. There is no potable water. Passes can be purchsed at the local ranger station or at stores in Pine Valley and Lake Morena

For a list of more trails to explore in your area, please see our Recreation Trail Guide

At a Glance

Fees: Federal Lands Passes such as Adventure Pass Required: To purchase a pass for this location visit a Cleveland National Forest office, find a local Adventure Pass vendor or purchase online at
Usage: Light
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

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