San Bernardino Mountain Traverse Backpacking

Angelus Oaks, California

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The peaked roofline of Southern California’s highest watershed divide—San Bernardino Peak to San Gorgonio Mountain—features eight named summits, which are all over 10,000 feet in elevation. Four of the eight peaks lie no more than a few minutes scramble from the two-day backpack route described here. If you wish, schedule in an extra day for dayhiking to and from the other four peaks. Either way, you’ll experience a good piece of the largest subalpine wilderness area south of the Sierra Nevada.
Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State

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Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State

by Author varies by trail (Wilderness Press)

The peaked roofline of Southern California’s highest watershed divide—San Bernardino Peak to San Gorgonio Mountain—features eight named summits, which are all over 10,000 feet in elevation. Four of the eight peaks lie no more than a few minutes scramble from the two-day backpack route described here. If you wish, schedule in an extra day for dayhiking to and from the other four peaks. Either way, you’ll experience a good piece of the largest subalpine wilderness area south of the Sierra Nevada.

© 2008 Author varies by trail/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Angelus Oaks
Distance: 21.6
Elevation Gain: 5,500 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2-3 days
Season: Late spring, summer, and fall
Local Contacts: San Bernardino National Forest - permit required
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-min. Moonridge, San Gorgonio Mountain, Forest Falls, and Big Bear Lake or U.S. Forest Service Guide to the San Gorgonio Wilderness
Driving Directions: Directions to San Bernardino Mountain Traverse (Backpacking)

Recent Trail Reviews

5/24/2006
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A large section of this trail is closed for the summer (2006), due to habitat protection for an endangered species. Check in with the Angeles National Forest before tryig this trail.


5/20/2006
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Great hike! We did a portion of this trail (Cloudburst to Burkhart trailhead) as a relaxing two day, one night weekend trip. We camped at a fantastic campsite approx 0.3 miles south of the PCT along the Burkhart trail (campsite is on the right just past a large log that spans across the stream). Overall, this hike was great... lots of water, fantastic scenery, and a well maintained trail. Cooper Falls is beautiful! Note: The PCT was closed between the Burkhart trailhead and Eagle's Roost.



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