North Fork Meadows Trail

San Gorgonio Wilderness, California

Elevation Gain1,422ft
Trailhead Elevation9,849ft
Elevation Min/Max8551/9849ft
Elevation Start/End9849/9849ft

North Fork Meadows Trail

North Fork Meadows Trail is a hiking trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within San Gorgonio Wilderness. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 9,849 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,422 feet. Near the end of the trail is a camp site. This trail connects with the following: Fish Creek Trail.

North Fork Meadows Trail Professional Review and Guide

"**NOTE**- 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 eastern end of the San Gorgonio Wilderness drops steeply toward the desert.

Draining the 10,000- and 11,000-foot peaks of this eastern high country are the three forks of the Whitewater River, tumbling streams that through the ages have carved deep, V-shaped gorges from the high mountains down into arid Coachella Valley, where the spent waters sink into the desert sands and the river becomes a broad, gravelly wash. This lower part of the river is the Whitewater known to most people, drab and unimpressive. But the high Whitewater reveals a different character; it is a rugged, isolated wilderness, even today seldom trod by man. Here dwell Nelson bighorn sheep, the largest herds of these noble animals in the San Bernardino Mountains."

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Trail Information

San Gorgonio Wilderness
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San Gorgonio Wilderness
Moonridge, San Gorgonio Mtn. (both 7.5-minute), San Gorgonio Wilderness (Tom Harrison)
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