Santa Ana River Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within San Bernardino National Forest. It is 9.5 miles long and begins at 6,257 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 18.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,965 feet.
Santa Ana River Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This area was impacted by the 2015 Lake Fire. As of 2016, the trail remains closed. Check with the Mill Creek Ranger Station at 909-382-2882 to determine if the trail has reopened. The headwaters of the Santa Ana River, close under the forested and gravelly ridges of the San Gorgonio high country, are a delight to behold.
The sparkling waters of the newborn river flow through verdant meadows and luxuriant streamside growth, amid a mixed forest of Jeffrey and ponderosa pine, white fir, and black oak. The trail weaves through a complicated maze of old dirt roads and side paths, so carrying a map is very helpful. Fortunately, the trail is mostly well marked with signs reading 2E03."
--John W. Robinson with David Money Harris, 100 Hikes in Southern California: San Bernardino Mountain Trails (Wilderness Press).
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