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San Bernardino Mountain Trails: 100 Hikes in Southern California

San Bernardino Mountain Trails: 100 Hikes in Southern California

by John W. Robinson, David Money Harris

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Southern California's highest and most rugged mountains are in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto ranges, in a unique region where desert cactus and pine trees, plus snow-capped peaks and palm oases, are found in close proximity. With the Pacific Crest Trail weaving its way through the mountains and desert, there are endless opportunities to explore Southern California trails.

After more than 40 years in print, San Bernardino Mountain Trails remains the bible for Southern California hikers. This updated guide by veteran hiker and author David Money Harris contains new trips as well as old favorites — 100 hikes that traverse San Bernardino National Forest, the Santa Rosa Mountains, and the San Jacinto Mountains.

This edition brings John Robinson's classic guide up to date with the latest trail conditions. Eight old trails, especially in areas that have become overgrown after fire damage, have been replaced with recently built or more heavily used trails.

San Bernardino Mountain Trails is noted for its comprehensive coverage of the San Bernardino, San Jacinto, and Santa Rosa Mountains and its meticulously researched history of the ranges.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899978079
Publisher: Wilderness Press
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 567,340
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

JOHN W. ROBINSON has been exploring, backpacking, and climbing throughout the Mountain West, from Alaska and Canada to Mexico, for more than 50 years. His first guide, Camping and Climbing in Baja (now out of print), set the standard for guides to the Baja California mountains. His Trails of the Angeles, now in its eighth edition, remains the definitive hiking guide to Southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains. He has authored or coauthored a number of the original Wilderness Press quadrangle guides, covering California’s three major southern ranges: the San Gabriels, the San Bernardinos, and the San Jacintos. In addition, he has published numerous articles in Westways, Desert Magazine, Southern California Quarterly, Overland Journal, and Summit. If the mines of Southern California’s mountains revealed gold and other precious minerals, they cannot compare to the treasure trove of information contained in this one man. His love for these forests, peaks, and wilderness areas is apparent on every page of his many works. DAVID MONEY HARRIS is a professor of engineering at Harvey Mudd College. He is the author or coauthor of six hiking guidebooks and five engineering textbooks. David grew up rambling around the Desolation Wilderness as a toddler in his father’s pack and later roamed the High Sierra as a Boy Scout. As a Sierra Club trip leader, he organized mountaineering trips throughout the Sierra Nevada. Since 1999, he has been exploring the mountains and deserts of Southern California. He lives with his wife and three sons in Upland, California, and delights in sharing his love of the outdoors with their boys.

Table of Contents


  1. Pacific Crest Trail to San Andreas Rift Viewpoint
  2. Cajon Mountain
  3. Heart Rock
  4. Deep Creek Hot Springs from Bowen Ranch
  5. Deep Creek Hot Springs from Kinley Creek
  6. The Pinnacles
  7. Metate Trail
  8. Tunnel Two Trail
  9. Little Bear Creek
  10. Deep Creek
  11. Holcomb Creek
  12. Heaps Peak Arboretum
  13. Upper Deep Creek
  14. Holcomb Crossing Trail Camp
  15. Shay Mountain
  16. Cox Creek
  17. Exploration Trail
  18. Little Green Valley
  19. Siberia Creek Trail Camp from Snow Valley
  20. Grays Peak
  21. Delamar Mountain
  22. Bertha Peak
  23. Gold Mountain
  24. Silver Peak
  25. Whitewater Canyon View Loop
  26. Castle Rock
  27. Champion Lodgepole Pine
  28. Siberia Creek
  29. Grand View Point
  30. Skyline Trail
  31. Sugarloaf Mountain from Green Canyon
  32. Sugarloaf Mountain from Wildhorse Meadows
  33. Wildhorse Creek
  34. Santa Ana River Headwaters
  35. Fish Creek Meadow
  36. Fish Creek
  37. Ponderosa Nature Trail
  38. Siberia Creek Trail Camp from Seven Pines
  39. South Fork Meadows
  40. Dollar Lake
  41. Dry Lake
  42. San Gorgonio Mountain via Dollar Lake Saddle
  43. San Gorgonio Mountain via Mine Shaft Saddle
  44. North Fork Meadows
  45. Johns Meadow
  46. San Bernardino Peak Divide from Forsee Creek
  47. San Bernardino Peak
  48. The Great San Bernardino Divide
  49. Mountain Home Flats
  50. San Bernardino Peak Divide from Mill Creek
  51. Alger Creek Trail Camp
  52. Dollar Lake Saddle from Mill Creek
  53. Big Falls
  54. San Gorgonio Mountain via Vivian Creek
  55. Galena Peak


  57. Black Mountain
  58. San Jacinto Peak via Fuller Ridge Trail
  59. Indian Mountain
  60. North Fork San Jacinto River
  61. Seven Pines Trail
  62. San Jacinto Peak via Marion Mountain Trail
  63. Webster Trail
  64. Suicide Rock
  65. Strawberry–Saddle Loop
  66. San Jacinto Peak from Idyllwild
  67. Skunk Cabbage Meadow
  68. San Jacinto Peak from Humber Park
  69. Jean Peak and Marion Mountain
  70. Humber Park–Round Valley Loop
  71. Tahquitz Valley
  72. Caramba
  73. Tahquitz Peak via Saddle Junction
  74. Lily Rock
  75. Desert Divide
  76. Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail
  77. Tahquitz Peak via South Ridge Trail
  78. Antsell Rock
  79. Apache Peak
  80. Palm View Peak
  81. Cedar Spring
  82. Thomas Mountain
  83. Cahuilla Mountain
  84. Long, Round, and Tamarack Valleys
  85. San Jacinto Peak from the Tramway
  86. Lykken Loop
  87. San Jacinto via Skyline Trail
  88. Murray Canyon
  89. Lower Palm Canyon
  90. Fern Canyon Loop
  91. Jo Pond Trail
  92. Palm Canyon Traverse
  93. Pinyon Trail
  94. Desert Divide and Palm Canyon


  96. Alta Seca Bench
  97. Horsethief Creek
  98. Cactus Spring Trail
  99. Sawmill Trail
  100. Rabbit Peak from Coachella Valley
  101. Villager and Rabbit Peaks
  102. Old Santa Rosa

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