Great hiking can be found on the San Bernardino hiking trails. One of the main reasons hiking is so popular is our array of foliage. It is only one of 3 mountain ranges in the world that runs East and West in a Mediterranean climate. This gives the San Bernardino Mountains a variety of unique eco-climate zones. The temperatures in the area are usually 15 to 20 degrees cooler than down the hill. If you get out in the morning it’s usually very pleasant even in the dog days of summer. Hiking has many benefits for your mental and physical health. Come up and get some of the best exercise known to humans: a walk in the forest! If you would like to enjoy the San Bernardino hiking trails with a group, scroll down to the bottom of this page and find the Mountain Top Hiking Club Hiking Schedule.
The San Bernardino National Forest has some great places to hike with various skill levels. Here is a list of our favorite hikes in the Lake Arrowhead area arranged from easy to difficult. We suggest you start with the Heaps Peaks Arboretum interpretive trail so you can learn about our forest. It will make the rest of your hiking more interesting. Most trailheads are marked by a brown post with a forest service number on it.