Bee Canyon Truck Trail

San Bernardino National Forest, California

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Bee Canyon Truck Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Riverside County, California. It is within San Bernardino National Forest. It is three miles long and begins at 1,997 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,188 feet. The Willow Brook School (elevation 1,926 feet) school can be seen along the trail.
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Bee Canyon Truck Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Riverside County, California. It is within San Bernardino National Forest. It is three miles long and begins at 1,997 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,188 feet. The Willow Brook School (elevation 1,926 feet) school can be seen along the trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Off-Highway Drives, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: San Bernardino National Forest
Distance: 3.0
Elevation Gain: 1,188 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 1,997 feet
Top Elevation: 2,688 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Bee Canyon Truck Trail
Parks: San Bernardino National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 1905/2688 ft
Elevation Start/End: 1997/1997 ft

Bee Canyon Truck Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This easy trail takes a high-clearance vehicle from California 74 near Hemet along a spectacular shelf road to Pine Cove, passing through a variety of vegetation zones. The trail commences by running in a wash line through the dry Bee Canyon. The powder- fine sand is soft, but in dry weather is normally passable without 4WD. In wet weather this trail is likely to be gated closed by the forest service. Climbing steadily out of Bee Canyon, the trail travels along a shelf road through low shrubby vegetation. There are excellent views back over the South Fork of the San Jacinto River Valley and the citrus groves to Hemet. The trail is roughly graded along its length and climbs steadily toward Indian Mountain. The Indian Mountain Trail, a moderate to difficult 4WD trail, leaves to the north. Continue climbing along the main trail, entering the pine, oak, and cypress forest near Pine Cove. Special Attractions: Easy trail through a variety of vegetation zones determined by elevation; Pleasant backcountry camping near Pine Cove. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."

Recent Trail Reviews

1/7/2018
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Beautiful drive, not difficult. Took about 2 hours from Bee Canyon to Pine Cove


11/4/2016
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I did this today. It was an okay trail, very easy, but the last 35% of the trail is very nice up in the woods. There is a nice water creek you can stop at and have lunch at. The reason why I give it 3 starts is because for the first 30% of the trail, it's the DIRTIES trail I have every been on. Just flooded everywhere with either bullet casings, stuff destroyed that was used as target practice, and trash in general. It was very sad to see so much garbage on a trail that takes you to such a nice place as Pine cove. I did the first few hundred yards of Indian mountain trail, but I had to turn back, after several obstacles that test your truck's articulation, lockers, and suspension, the trail starts getting pretty narrow and twisty, which proves a challenge to my full size pickup, a modified pre-runner chevy avalanche. A big truck for that twisty trail. So I found a place to turn around, and went back to the Bee canyon trail. Next time I try the Indian mountain trail I'll make sure to not go alone, and just try all the obstacles, that way if I do get stuck, at least there is someone to pull me up or back, haha. Bee canyon took me 1.5 hours, plus 40 minutes I spent on Indian mountain trail.


8/6/2011
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This was our first off road trail in our new Jeep Wrangular. The trail was fun. The sights were just ok starting out but improved once we got closer to Idyllwild, Our favorite part of the trail was crossing a creek. We weren't expecting that but really enjoyed that area. Even though it was 95 and sunny on the day of the ride, this part of the trail was concealed in a canopy of trees and much cooler. It was nice to find a few families making use of the area, cooking out while the kids played in the creek.


8/18/2010
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Took this trail in my 83 Silverado 2wd. Shelf roads are pretty narrow and just wide enough for my truck at some points. Some great views not many trees on most of the trail until you get near the top. There are many places to get sidetracked and it is easy to miss the top of the trail which continues on and come out at the top of Idyllwild. Make sure to follow trail guide and reset your trip. We saw a bay rattler which was cool. Shelf roads not for the faint of heart, lots of recent rocks have fallen onto and across the trail.



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