San Bernardino National Forest

The San Bernardino National Forest is a United States National Forest in Southern California, which is made up of two main divisions – the San Gabriel Mountains and the San Bernardino Mountains, and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains.

The forest includes seven wilderness areas: Cucamonga, San Gorgonio, San Jacinto, South Fork San Jacinto, Santa Rosa, Bighorn, and Cahuilla Mountain, while forest headquarters are located in the city of San Bernardino.

It is a huge expanse of land, water, and mountains that rise into the sky, ski areas, creeks and lakes for fishing, trails, and campgrounds. There are a numerous species of trees that grow in the mountains, such as pines (Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, ponderosa pine, and knob cone pine), white fir, incense cedar, western juniper, California black oak, Canyon live oak, and Pacific dogwood, and the most common old-growth forest types are Sierra Nevada, Jeffrey Pine, and Lodgepole pine. It has many special places including three National Monuments, eight Wilderness Areas, and three areas known as Ranger Districts, and each district has its own management staff led by the District Ranger. It has a unique flora and fauna, and there are many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, which is one of the most popular attraction, riding a snowmobile, alpine skiing and snowshoeing, horseback riding, camping and backpacking, fishing…

There are 104 moderate trails for nature lovers, and some of the most popular are Heart Rock Trail, Castle Rock Trail, and Bonita Falls Trail. It contains a wide range of ecosystems that are home to a variety of plant and wildlife species on the forest, like eagles, peregrine falcons, bighorn sheep and more than 85 species of sensitive plants. Mt.San Gorgonio is the highest point within the forest (11.499 feet), and Big Falls and Bonita Falls are the two tallest waterfalls. The climate varies so the summers can be cool or very high and dry, and the winters are snowy.