Exploration Trail

San Bernardino National Forest, California

Distance4.3mi
Elevation Gain2,964ft
Trailhead Elevation7,312ft
Top7,312ft
Elevation Min/Max6010/7312ft
Elevation Start/End7312/7312ft

Exploration Trail

Exploration Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within San Bernardino National Forest. It is 4.3 miles long and begins at 7,312 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,964 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings.

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100 Hikes in Southern California: San Bernardino Mountain Trails (Wilderness Press)
John W. Robinson with David Money Harris
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"The Exploration Trail was completed in August 2005 as part of the Forest Service Centennial Project to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Forest Service. It parallels the Keller Peak road through beautiful open oak and pine forest to the top of the road where it meets the National Children’s Forest Interpretive Trail. For an easier trip, follow the trail in reverse, downhill all the way. While you are in the area, consider visiting the historic Keller Peak Fire Lookout."
Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire (Wilderness Press)
David & Jennifer Money Harris
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"The Exploration Trail was completed in August 2005 as part of the Forest Service Centennial Project to celebrate the 100th birthday of the U.S. Forest Service. It parallels the Keller Peak Rd. through beautiful open oak and pine forest to the top of the road where the road meets the National Children’s Forest Interpretive Trail. For an easier trip, follow the trail in reverse, downhill all the way. While you are in the area, consider visiting the historic Keller Peak Fire Lookout where volunteer firespotters may be able to give you a tour. The Keller Peak Rd. is an excellent route for cross-country skiing when the snow level is low enough."

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Trail Information

San Bernardino National Forest
Nearby City
San Bernardino National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
San Bernandio Mountains
Local Contacts
Keller Peak (7.5-minute)
Local Maps

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