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Location: San Bernardino County, about 11 miles northeast of Yucaipa, 89 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest, A Guide to the San Gorgonio Wilderness|
|USGS Topos||Big Bear Lake 7½, Forest Falls 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: San Bernardino Peak, San Bernardino East Peak, Anderson Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 13 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 4000'
- Time: 7-8 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
- Navigation: Easy
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 paved 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. The signed "Johns Meadow" trail goes to
- Go left (signed "Jackstraw Springs"). Proceed
about 5 1/2
miles (passing by a turnoff to Jackstraw Springs at 9250' to Trail Fork
Springs at 10,400'.
- Turn left at a trail junction just past Trail Fork
Springs and follow the trail southeast to where it meets the San
Bernardino Peak Trail.
- Continue east to where the trail begins to descend
the left side of the ridge.
- Leave the trail on the right and follow the
very rocky ridge east a short distance to the summit. Any path through the
talus slope can be taken to reach the summit.