- As with all of San Bernardino National Forest, recreation abounds on the San Gorgonio Ranger District. Camping opportunities are available at five locations with features that include handicapped accessible sites, hot showers, drinking water, and nearby fishing opportunities. The District also features six group campgrounds accommodating groups up to 100 people.
There are three picnic sites on the District: Falls, Jenks Lake and Thurman Flats. Falls has drinking water and handicapped accessible amenities. Jenks Lake features nearby fishing opportunities and handicapped accessible amenities. Generally, the picnic areas are equipped with tables, stoves or barbecues, and vault toilets.
Many levels of trails exist on the District. A quick hike to one of Southern California's highest waterfalls is the 0.3-mile Big Falls Trail located at Falls Picnic Area. Excursions into the San Gorgonio Wilderness allow for a more rugged experience. Backpackers, hikers and horseback riders should be prepared before venturing into this remote forest land. Free permits are required for entrance into the San Gorgonio Wilderness.
The San Gorgonio Ranger District is a place where you can hike, camp, mountain bike, horseback ride, fish, view flora and fauna, or just enjoy the beautiful scenery, much of which is virgin timber.
Forest visitors on the San Bernardino, Cleveland, Angeles and Los Padres National Forests of Southern California are required to purchase an Adventure Pass and display it on their vehicle when parked in the Forest. The cost is $5 per day or $30 per year and can be purchased in any Forest Service office or over 350 businesses throughout Southern California.
San Gorgonio Ranger District is located northeast of San Bernardino, California. The District is most easily reached via Interstate 10 to Highway 38.
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