NileGuide Expert Says:
You will see clear stream along this trail but do not drink any of the water.
- The San Gorgonio Wilderness embraces the summit of the San Bernardino mountain range, the highest in Southern California. Within its boundaries are 56,749 acres of timber, small meadows, lakes, and large barren slopes that stretch from the timberline to the summit of San Gorgonio Mountain, 11,502 feet.
The San Bernardino Peak Trail leaves from behind the Camp Angelus Fire Station at Angelus Oaks. Columbine Camp is 4.7 miles. The camp is to the right of the trail and 0.7 mile below it.
One mile beyond Columbine Springs is Limber Pine Bench Camp. Water is obtained from a spring 0.3 mile further along the trail.
Two and two-tenths miles east along the Ridge Trail above Limber Pine is San Bernardino and East San Bernardino Peaks. Another 2 miles is Trail Fork Springs.
Free permits are required for all hikes into the San Gorgonio Wilderness. They may be obtained in person at Mill Creek Ranger Station, Barton Flats Visitor Center (summer only), and Big Bear Ranger Station.
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