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24C

San Bernardino East Peak

10,691'

Location: San Bernardino County, about 10 miles northeast of Yucaipa, 89 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area
Forest ServiceSan Bernardino National Forest
USGS ToposForest Falls 7½, Big Bear Lake 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 1.6 megs
 GPX file or Google Earth KML file to download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)
 Routes as shown on CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)

Nearby Peaks: San Bernardino Peak, Anderson Peak, Shields Peak

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 13 miles round trip on trail
Gain: 3990'
Time: 7-8 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, strenuous

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, February 1973

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Take I-10 east past San Bernardino to the Orange Street exit (SR 38).
  • Go one block east, then go north (left) 0.5 mile to Lugonia Avenue. Turn right on SR 38 (east).
  • Continue east on SR 38 about 26 miles to Jenks Lake Road on the right. Turn right (south).
  • Drive 0.3 mile to a fork at a sign "Forsee Creek Trail". Turn right (southwest).
  • Keep left at an immediate fork. Drive 0.5 mile farther to a parking lot at a sign "Forsee Creek Trail". Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (6720'), hike up the Forsee Creek Trail (1E06).
  • At about 1/4 mile you will pass a Wilderness Area sign. About 200 yards farther the trail forks. Go left (signed "Jackstraw Springs").
  • Proceed 5 1/2; miles to Trail Fork Springs at 10,400'.
  • Turn right and go 1/2 mile to a junction with 1W07, the San Bernardino Peak Divide Trail.
  • Hike west 1/4 mile to a fork with the Momyer Creek Trail (1E06) descending to the south.
  • Continue west on 1W07 another 1/2 mile, where the trail starts down just past a large rock outcropping on the south. This is the turnoff for San Bernardino Peak.
  • Leave the trail on the left and hike up to the rock outcropping. This is the summit of San Bernardino East Peak.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

From San Bernardino Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 1 mile one way on trail
Gain: 300'
Time: 1/2 hour one way
Rating: Class 1

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, February 1973

DRIVING ROUTE 2

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the summit of San Bernardino Peak, descend down to the trail.
  • Hike east on the trail down into a saddle at 10,400'+.
  • Continue as the trail climbs 300' to where it passes a rock outcropping on the right.
  • Leave the trail and hike up to the rock outcropping which is the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 3

From Anderson Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 1 1/2 mile one way on trail and cross-country
Gain: 200'
Time: 1 hour one way
Rating: Class 1

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, February 1973

DRIVING ROUTE 3

HIKING ROUTE 3

  • From the summit of Anderson Peak, hike west down the ridge to the San Bernardino Peak Divide Trail.
  • Continue west on the trail past the junction with the Momyer Trail.
  • Where the trail passes a rock outcropping on the left, 1 1/2 miles from Anderson Peak, leave the trail on the left and hike south up to the outcropping which is the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 4

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 16 miles round trip on trail
Gain: 5170'
Time: 8-9 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, very strenuous

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, February 1973

DRIVING ROUTE 4

  • Take I-10 east past San Bernardino to the Orange Street exit (SR 38).
  • Go one block east, then go north (left) 0.5 mile to Lugonia Avenue. Turn right on SR 38 (east).
  • Go 8.0 miles to the Mill Creek Ranger Station.
  • Continue east on SR 38 about 5 miles to the Valley of the Falls Road on the right. Turn right.
  • Drive 2.9 miles to a parking area on the left. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 4

  • From the parking area (5520'), hike up the Momyer Creek Trail (1E06). At approximately 3 miles and 7300' elevation there is a difficult to see junction with the Old Momyer trail. Continue on this trail to its junction with the San Bernardino Peak Trail (1W07) in a saddle. The Old Momyer trail is apparently no longer maintained and is overgrown and often indistinct.
  • Turn left and hike west another 1/2 mile, where the trail starts down just past a large rock outcropping on the south. This is the turnoff for San Bernardino Peak.
  • Leave the trail on the left and hike up to the rock outcropping. This is the summit of San Bernardino East Peak.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

If backpacking in the area, there is water at springs along the Forsee Creek Trail.

Wilderness permits are required for all routes. They are issued at Mill Creek Ranger Station, 9 miles from Redlands on SR 38. Day use permits are self-issue on the day of the hike or by mail. Overnight permits must be acquired in person or by mail.

Mill Creek Ranger Station
Route 1, Box 264
Mentone, CA 92359
(909) 794-1123

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