Recreation


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Affected Areas

A portion of Southern California, including the following areas, Apple and Lucerne Valleys, Coachella Valley, Riverside County Mountains, San Bernardino County Mountains, San Diego County Deserts, San Diego County Mountains and San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning. Please avoid these areas and monitor for updates.

 

VISITOR ALERT: Highway 18 closed east of Crestline turnoff

Highway 18 between the Crestline turnoff and Rimforest remains closed due to geological issues at Red Rock Wall. According to Caltrans, the closure could extend through summer and even into fall. So if you’re traveling into the mountains on Highway 18, you’ll need to turn left at the Lake Gregory Drive stoplight and then right immediately onto Highway 189. Follow the winding uphill and then downhill drive through Twin Peaks. After several miles, you’ll come to another detour sign that will lead you back to Highway 18. Information courtesy of CalTrans Logo

VISITOR ALERT: Highway 38 Eastbound / Westbound 38 Full Closure

Due to Emergency Work From Jenks Lake Rd to Mill Creek Rd - No estimated time for reopening of closure. Information courtesy of CalTrans Logo

During the inception of national forest reserves in the late 1800s, the San Bernardino National Forest was recognized as one of the premier forests for recreation, and a top destination for people to escape their urban lives for a peaceful retreat in the mountains.

Now, with hundreds of miles of nationally recognized hiking trails, seven designated Wildernesses, 42 campgrounds, four winter recreation resorts, seven wild and scenic rivers, the two tallest mountains in Southern California, and one of the best destinations for off-highway vehicle riding, there is more than a lifetime of activities to do on the San Bernardino National Forest.

Which adventure will you choose next?

Recreation Fees

Recreation Map

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Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
1N09 Recreational Shooting Sites Closed Closed Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol Designated Target Shooting Areas on the National Forest are closed due to current fire restrictions as of 05/26/2022. Forest Service Road 1N09 is not an OHV route. Green Sticker and Red Sticker vehicles are not allowed.
Alpine Pedal Path Trail 1E50 Open Open
Applewhite Campground Open Open Open and available for reservation online!
Applewhite Picnic Area Open Open Wood and charcoal fires and stoves prohibited.
Arrastre Recreational Shooting Site 1 Closed Closed Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol Designated Target Shooting Areas on the National Forest are closed due to current fire restrictions as of 05/26/2022.  
Arrastre Recreational Shooting Site 2 Closed Closed Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol Designated Target Shooting Areas on the National Forest are closed due to current fire restrictions as of 05/26/2022.  
Arrowhead Fish & Game - Shooting Range Open Open
Aspen Glen Snow Play Area Closed Closed Closed for the season.
Aspen Grove Trail 2E05 Open Open A portion of the trail was burned over in the 2015 Lake Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs, loose rocks and ash pits. Portions of the trail may be damaged or blocked with debris.
Baldy Mesa (Trestles) OHV Staging Area Open Open Wood and charcoal fires and stoves prohibited.
Baldy Mesa OHV Road 3N21 Open Open
Barton Flats Family Campground Open Open Limited water is available. Showers are not available at this time. Open season 03/25/2022 thru 10/29/2022
Barton Flats Snow Play Area Closed Closed Closed for the season.
Baylis Park Picnic Area Temporarily Closed Temporarily Closed
Bear Mountain Ski Resort Closed Closed Winter Recreational Area Winter Chair Lift-Ski Lift Winter Downhill Skiing Winter SnowboardingWinter Cross Country SkiingWinter Snowshoeing
Bee Canyon OHV Road 5S07 Open Open Road open all the way to Pine Cove Highway 243. Target shooting is not allowed at this time. 
Bee Canyon Recreational Shooting Sites Closed Closed Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol Designated Target Shooting Areas on the National Forest are CLOSED due to current fire restrictions as of 05/26/2022.
Big Bear Snow Play Closed Closed Winter Recreational Area Winter Snow Tubing   
Big Bear Valley Sportsman's Club - Shooting Range Open Open Call ahead to determine range status days, hours and shooting options vary. Range phone during hours of operation only. 909-585-4686
Big Bear Yellow Post Sites Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Big Falls Trail 1E13 Open Open Hiking trail is closed beyond the black hand rail gate.
Big Pine Flat Equestrian Group Campground Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Big Pine Flat Family Campground Open Open 19 sites - First Come / First Serve
Big Pine Flat Recreational Shooting Site # 1 Closed Closed Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol Designated Target Shooting Areas on the National Forest are closed due to current fire restrictions as of 05/26/2022.  
Big Pine Flat Recreational Shooting Site # 2 Closed Closed Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol Designated Target Shooting Areas on the National Forest are closed due to current fire restrictions as of 05/26/2022.  
Big Pine Flat Recreational Shooting Site # 3 Closed Closed Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol Target Shooting Areas on the National Forest are closed due to current fire restrictions as of 05/26/2022. 
Black Mountain Fire Lookout Open Open
Black Mountain Group Campground Open Open
Black Mountain Trail 2E35 Open Open Trail begins 1.3 miles south of Vista Grande Fire Station.
Black Mountain Yellow Post Sites Open Open   
Boo Hoff Trail Open Open Please report trail conditions to (760) 862-9984
Boulder Basin Campground Open Open Campground opens May 26, 2022.
Butler Peak Fire Lookout Open Open Forest Service Road 2N13 is open to high clearance vehicles. 
Buttercup Group Campground Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Cactus Flat OHV Staging Area Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Cactus Spring Trail 5E01 Open Open Please report trail conditions to (760) 862-9984
Cahuilla Mountain Trail 2E45 Open Open Please report trail conditions to Idyllwild Ranger Station 1-909-382-2921.
Cahuilla Tewanet Scenic Overlook Open Open
Carumba Trail 3E04 Temporarily Closed Temporarily Closed This is a connector trail in the San Jacinto Wilderness.  The Caramba trail is not maintained from the Skunk Cabbage junction to Laws junction.  
Cedar (Laws) Trail 3E16 Open Open The trail has been unmaintained since the Mountain Fire (July 2013).  This trail has many downed trees, trail is hard to follow. This is a connector trail within the wilderness.
Cedar Springs Trail 4EI7 Open Open
Champion Lodgepole Trail 1W11 Open Open Recreation Fee Pass not required.
Clark's Ranch Yellow Post Site Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/. 
Cleghorn Ridge OHV Road 2N47 Open Open
Climbers Trail 3E06 to Suicide Rock Open Open
Coldwater Canyon Yellow Post Sites Open Open The road has been severely impacted by past storms and is difficult to drive anytime of the year. Additionally, icy conditions make the roads to these sites very difficult to drive in winter months. Visitors should take extreme caution.
Coon Creek Cabin Group Campground Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Coon Creek Yellow Post Sites Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/. 
Cougar Crest Trail 1E22 Open Open
Council Group Campground Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Crab Flats Family Campground Open Open As of 5/16/2022, there is no water at the campground. Please bring enough water for your own personal use and to extinguish your campfire.
Crest Park Picnic Area Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Dark Canyon Campground Closed Closed Closed.
Deep Creek None None Road Closed SignA portion of the creek is closed between Splinters Cabin and Devils Hole, including Splinters Cabin Road (3N34C) and Hook Creek Road (2N26Y). More information can be read in the press release.
Deep Creek Hot Springs Open Open
  • No overnight camping or campfires.
  • No trash service or restrooms available.
  • PACK IT IN AND PACK IT OUT!
Deer Hunt Zone D19 - San Jacinto / Santa Rosa Mtns Closed Closed Closed.
Deer Springs Trail to Suicide Rock 3E17 to 3E33 Open Open
Desert Front OHV Road 3N24 Open Open
Devils Slide Trail 3E05 Open Open Devil's Slide day hike permits are limited to 30 permits per day on Saturdays and Sundays during summer. *see permit information  
Dogwood Family Campground Open Open 04/22/2022 thru 10/29/2022
Dollar Lake Spur Trail 1E03 Open Open
Dry Lake Trail 1E05.3 Open Open
East Indian Creek OHV Road 4S10 Open Open
Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail 3E07 Open Open
Falls Picnic Area Open Open Wood and charcoal fires and stoves prohibited. Yellow Warning Triangle SymbolThe parking lot in Forest Falls, CA, for Falls Picnic Area, Big Falls Trailhead and Vivian Creek Trailhead, will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Southern California Edison will be performing aerial operations for pole replacement in the area. There is no legal parking on local streets outside the parking lot.
Farview Point Open Open
Fern Basin Campground Open Open Due to an unanticipated water leak within the water distribution system, potable water is not currently available at the campground.  Please bring ample water for drinking, cooking, etc.    
Fish Creek Trail 1W07 Open Open Road Closed SignA portion of the trail was burned over in the 2015 Lake Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs, loose rocks and ash pits. Portions of the trail may be damaged or blocked with debris.
Fisherman's Group Campground Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. California Campfire Permit
Fobes Trail 4E04 Open Open
Forsee Basin / Johns Meadow Trail 1E16 Open Open
  • A portion of the trail was burned over in the 2020 El Dorado Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs, loose rocks and ash pits. Portions of the trail may be damaged or blocked with debris.
Forsee Creek Trail 1E06 Open Open
  • A portion of the trail was burned over in the 2020 El Dorado Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs, loose rocks and ash pits. Portions of the trail may be damaged or blocked with debris.
  • John's Meadow is currently unavailable for overnight camping due to damage from the fire. 
Fuller Mill Creek Picnic Area Open Open  www.preventwildfiresca.org
Fuller Ridge Trail Open Open Trailhead may be unreachable during winter and spring months.  Call for information.
Gobbler's Knob Yellow Post Sites Open Open Icy conditions make the roads to these sites very difficult to drive in winter months. Visitors using vehicles should take extreme caution.
Goff Flat Yellow Post Site Open Open
Gold Fever Interpretive Site Open Open 4WD high clearance vehicles, mud or snow tires, chains and a shovel are the recommendations.
Gray's Peak Group Campground Closed Closed Closed for the 2022 season. 
Grays Peak Trail 1W06 Open Open Hiking trail is open. Parking lot remains closed for maintenance. No Recreation fee pass required. 
Green Spot Equestrian Group Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Green Valley Family Campground Open Open 04/22/2022 thru 10/22/2022.
Grout Bay Picnic Area Closed Closed Closed for winter season bald eagle roosting and nesting.
Halfway Trail 1E18 Open Open
Hanna Flat Family Campground Open Open 04/22/2022 thru 10/22/2022
Heaps Peak Arboretum Day Use Area Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle SymbolVisitors are strongly encouraged to remain on the trails.

VISITOR ALERT: Highway 18 closed east of Crestline turnoff

Highway 18 between the Crestline turnoff and Rimforest remains closed due to geological issues at Red Rock Wall. According to Caltrans, the closure could extend through summer and even into fall. So if you’re traveling into the mountains on Highway 18, you’ll need to turn left at the Lake Gregory Drive stoplight and then right immediately onto Highway 189. Follow the winding uphill and then downhill drive through Twin Peaks. After several miles, you’ll come to another detour sign that will lead you back to Highway 18. If this sounds more than a little confusing or inconvenient, you may want to consider accessing the Arboretum from Highway 330 through Running Springs.
Heaps Peak Arboretum Trail 3W05 Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle SymbolVisitors are strongly encouraged to remain on the trails. Snowplay is not allowed due to health and safety.

VISITOR ALERT: Highway 18 closed east of Crestline turnoff

Highway 18 between the Crestline turnoff and Rimforest remains closed due to geological issues at Red Rock Wall. According to Caltrans, the closure could extend through summer and even into fall. So if you’re traveling into the mountains on Highway 18, you’ll need to turn left at the Lake Gregory Drive stoplight and then right immediately onto Highway 189. Follow the winding uphill and then downhill drive through Twin Peaks. After several miles, you’ll come to another detour sign that will lead you back to Highway 18. If this sounds more than a little confusing or inconvenient, you may want to consider accessing the Arboretum from Highway 330 through Running Springs.
Heart Bar Equestrian Group Campground Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Heart Bar Family Campground Open Open 04/22/2022 thru 10/08/2022
Holcomb Valley Campground Open Open Wood and charcoal fires are only allowed in agency provided rings. 
Humber Park Trailhead Parking Open Open
Indian Canyon OHV Road 4S06 Open Open
Indian Mountain OHV Road 4S21 Open Open OHV - DD3 - Most Difficult - Black DiamondBlack Diamond Trail.  
Jenks Lake Day Use Area Open Open Lake water level is low. 
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Open Open
Juan Diego OHV Road 6S89 Open Open
Juniper Point Picnic Area Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Juniper Springs Group Campground Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Keller Peak Fire Lookout Open Open Open according to volunteer staffing availability and preferences. NOT GUARANTEED to be open.
Keller Peak Yellow Post Sites Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Lake Fulmor Day Use Area Open Open A full closure of this site is anticipated for late summer or fall to make way for improvements funded by the 2020 Great America Outdoors Act, which established a fund to address the agency's deferred maintenance backlog. The north side restroom building will be replaced, paved walkways will be improved and a new bridge will be constructed. Closure dates will be announced when a construction schedule is set.
Lake Hemet Day Use Area Open Open
Little San Gorgonio Trail 1E11.2 Open Open Day use permits will be required beginning September 1, 2020. For overnight permits, reserve through the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association.
Little Tahquitz Valley Trail 3E41 Open Open
Lobo Group Campground Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Lodgepole Trail 1E14 Open Open
Lost Creek Trail 1E09 Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle SymbolA portion of the trail was burned over in the 2015 Lake Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs, loose rocks and ash pits. Portions of the trail may be damaged or blocked with debris. The trail may be hard to follow at times.
Lost Lake Day Use Area Open Open
Lytle Creek Firing Line - Shooting Range Open Open Subject to weather related closure. Please call ahead to: 1-951-782-7438
Marion Mountain Campground Open Open Due to an unanticipated water leak within the water distribution system, potable water is not currently available at the campground.  Please bring ample water for drinking, cooking, etc. 
Marion Mountain Trail 2E14 Open Open
Mellor Ranch OHV Road 4S05 Open Open
Metate / Rock Camp Trail 3W15 Open Open
Metate OHV Trail 3W11 Open Open
Miller Canyon Creek Open Open
Miller Canyon OHV Connector Trail 3W14 Open Open
Miller Canyon OHV Road 2N37 Open Open
Miller Canyon OHV Staging Area Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Mission Springs PCT Trail Camp Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Momyer Creek Trail 1E06 Open Open
North Fork Meadows (Big Tree) Trail 1E05.3A Open Open
North Shore Family Campground Open Open 04/22/2022 thru 10/01/2022
Oso Group Campground Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/   
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Garner Valley to I-10 Open Open
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Holcomb Ck to Silverwood Open Open
  • Splinter's Cabin Access: This access point is currently closed to day hikes starting and ending here. Hikers with a "PCT Long-distance permit" are allowed. For more information, read the press release about this closure.
  • Equestrian Use: The segment between Splinter's Cabin and Highway 173 is not recommended for stock. Northbound equestrians can bypass this segment of 3N34C, by traveling west on 3N34 and north on SR173, rejoining the trail at the SR173/PCT crossing.
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Onyx Peak to Holcomb Ck Open Open
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Silverwood to Wrightwood Open Open
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Whitewater to Onyx Peak Open Open
Paiute Canyon Yellow Post Sites Open Open Icy conditions make the roads to these sites very difficult to drive in winter months. Visitors should take extreme caution.
Palm Canyon Creek - National Wild & Scenic River Open Open
Palm Canyon Trail 4E01 Open Open
Palms to Pines Scenic Byway Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol Exercise caution entering and exiting the highway. Slower traffic please use designated turn-outs.
Pilot Fuelbreak OHV Route 2N17X Open Open
  • Splinter's Cabin Access: This access point is currently closed to day hikes starting and ending here. Hikers with a PCT Long-distance permit are allowed. For more information, read the press release about this closure.
  • Equestrian Use: The segment between Splinter's Cabin and Highway 173 is not recommended for stock. Northbound equestrians can bypass this segment of 3N34C, by traveling west on 3N34 and north on SR173, rejoining the trail at the SR173/PCT crossing.
Pilot Rock OHV Road 2N33 Open Open
Pilot Rock Ridge OHV Road 2N36 Open Open
Pineknot Family Campground Open Open 04/22/2022 thru 10/29/2022
Pinnacles OHV Staging Area Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Pinnacles Trail 3W16 Open Open
Pinyon Flat Campground Open Open Check our fire restrictions page for details and exemptions.
Ponderosa Vista Nature Trail 1E19 Open Open
Poopout Hill Trail 1E21 Open Open
Ramona Trail 3E26 Open Open
Red Mountain Fire Lookout Open Open
Red Mountain OHV Road 6S22 Open Open Red Sticker vehicles allowed October 1st through May 31st.
Ribbonwood Equestrian Campground Open Open Available by reservation only. Check our fire restrictions page for details and exemptions.
Rim of the World Scenic Byway Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol Exercise caution entering and exiting the highway. Slower traffic please use designated turn-outs.
San Bernardino Peak Trail 1W07 Open Open A portion of the trail was burned over in the 2020 El Dorado Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs, loose rocks and ash pits. Portions of the trail may be damaged or blocked with debris.
San Gorgonio Family Campground Open Open Limited water is available. Showers are not available at this time. Open season 04/22/2022 thru 10/08/2022.
San Gorgonio Mountain Trail 1E02 Open Open
Sand to Snow National Monument None None
Santa Ana River Trail 2E03 Open Open January 2022: Numerous downed trees are blocking the trail in the Barton Flats area.
Santa Rosa Road (7S02) Open Open Obtain your permit at Campfire Permit - Ready for Wildfire to use a camp stove or Forest Service provided fire ring, when allowed. 
Santa Rosa Yellow Post Sites Open Open
Serrano Family Campground Open Open Season 03/11/2022 thru 11/26/2022 
Seven Pines Trail 2E13 Open Open Trailhead may be unreachable during winter and spring months.  Trail has many downed trees.  Call for information.
Skunk Cabbage Trail 3E42 Open Open
Sky High Trail 1W07.3 Open Open
Snow Summit Ski Resort Closed Closed Winter Recreational AreaWinter Chair Lift-Ski LiftWinter SnowboardingWinter Downhill Skiing Winter Cross Country Skiing
South Fork Family Campground Open Open First come/First Serve- No Reservations
South Fork Trail 1E04 Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle SymbolA portion of the trail was burned over in the 2015 Lake Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs, loose rocks and ash pits. Portions of the trail may be damaged or blocked with debris.
South Fork Trail 2E17 (San Jacinto District) Open Open Please report trail conditions to (909) 382-2921.
South Ridge Road Open Open
South Ridge Trail (3E08) Open Open    
Spitler Peak Trail 3E22 Open Open
Stockton Flats Yellow Post Sites Open Open The road has been severely impacted by past storms and is difficult to drive anytime of the year. Additionally, icy conditions make the roads to these sites very difficult to drive in winter months. Visitors should take extreme caution.
Stone Creek Yellow Post Sites (5S09) Open Open
Stonehouse Yellow Post Site Open Open Wood and charcoal fires and stoves prohibited.
Strawberry Peak Fire Lookout Open Open Open according to volunteer staffing availability. NOT GUARANTEED to be open.
Summit OHV Staging Area Open Open Wood and charcoal fires and stoves prohibited.
Switzer Park Picnic Area Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Tahquitz Peak Fire Lookout Open Open Open.
Tanglewood Group Campground Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Thomas Hunting Grounds Yellow Post Sites Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Thomas Mountain Bike Trail 3E27 Open Open
Thurman Flats Picnic Area Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol As of Thursday, 05/26/2022, No wood or charcoal fires or barbecues are allowed due to high fire danger. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. CA Campfire Permit: https://www.readyforwildfire.org/permits/campfire-permit/ 
Tool Box Springs Yellow Post Sites Open Open The road coming up 6S13 closer to Lake Hemet is rough, high clearance is a must.  This section of road is also known as Little Thomas Mountain Road.  Easier access is via Pyramid Peak Road off of Highway 74.
Trail of the Phoenix 2W09 Open Open Permanent restrooms are not open - NO RECREATION PASS IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME
Tramway to San Jacinto Peak Open Open Contact Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for updated information.
Vivian Creek Trail 1E08 Open Open Yellow Warning Triangle SymbolThe parking lot in Forest  Falls, CA, for Falls Picnic Area, Big Falls Trailhead and Vivian Creek Trailhead, will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Southern California Edison will be performing aerial operations for pole replacement in the area. There is no legal parking on local streets outside the parking lot. A small upper portion of the trail burned in the 2020 Apple Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs and loose rocks. Portions of the trail may be damaged or blocked with debris.
Whispering Pines Trail 1E33 Open Open
Wild Horse Equestrian Campground Open Open 05/06/2022 thru 09/24/2022- Reservation only
Willow Creek Trail 3E02 Open Open Trail has many downed trees, hard to follow. (4/19/22)
Wilshire Peak Trail 1E10 Closed Closed This trail is currently closed due to the Apple Fire Closure and to protect public safety. MAP
Wilson Creek Trail 1W20 Open Open A portion of the trail was burned over in the 2020 El Dorado Fire. Potential hazards include falling trees and limbs, loose rocks and ash pits. Portions of the trail may be damaged or blocked with debris.  
Woodland Trail 1E23 Open Open

Spotlights

Barton Flats Snow Play Area

Winter Recreation SignThe Barton Flats snow play area along State Highway 38 is a favorite destination for building snow men, snow angels and tossing snowballs. The area is defined as the legal parking areas on National Forest along the State Highway from Jenks Lake Road West to Jenks Lake Road East. Click here to download the map

Sand to Snow National Monument

 

Sand to Snow National MonumentThe 154,000-acre monument extends from Bureau of Land Management lands on the Sonoran desert floor up to over 10,000 feet in the San Gorgonio Wilderness on the San Bernardino National Forest.

The striking diversity of lands within this monument is breathtaking – they are filled with the stories of ancient peoples, soaring mountain peaks, critical wildlife corridors and rich biological diversity. They also offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities for urban populations living close to the shadows of these majestic mountain peaks. The San Gorgonio Mountain region serves as an important recreational hub for 24 million people living within a 2 hour drive of the area.

The Sand to Snow National Monument is co-managed by the U.S. Forest Service (71,000 acres on the San Bernardino National Forest) and the Bureau of Land Management (83,000 acres of the California Desert District). Within the monument boundary, both agencies manage approximately 101,000 acres as Wilderness.

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