Children’s Forest Exploration Trail

Springville, California 93208

Children’s Forest Exploration Trail

Children’s Forest Exploration Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This lovely uphill hike on a multi-use trail with mellow switchbacks rewards hikers and dogs with fresh forest scents of pine, oak canopies, and inspiring views across boulder canyons and mountaintops. The trail’s unique trademark is that it was “designed by children and built by a community.”

The trail begins off Keller Peak Road at an interpretive panel illustrating the cooperative process that created the gem you are about to enjoy with pooch at your side. The trail is narrow but well worn and maintained as it climbs up the slope through a mix of manzanita, pine, and oak woodland dotted with magnificent stacks of granite boulders. There is only one dry creek- bed crossing near the bottom of the trail and two locations where the trail crosses an old dirt road winding up through the forest."

Children’s Forest Exploration Trail Reviews

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Did the first 2 1/2 miles of this trail with my adult daughter and our 4 dogs. Saw some great views and beautiful forested areas. No water in creeks at this time of year (August)

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Several options
Trail Type
4 hours
6,024 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,316 feet
Top Elevation
Mountaintop Ranger District Big Bear Discovery Center, P.O. Box 69, 40971 N. Shore Dr./Hwy. 38, Fawnskin 92333; (909) 382-2790. San Bernardino National Children’s Forest Information Visitor Center 32573 SH-18, Running Springs 93285; (909) 867-5996; The Children’s Forest Visitor Center is open weekends from Memorial to Labor Day. Youth Volunteers provide information and maps for hiking, biking, and camping.
Local Contacts
USGS Keller Peak; San Bernardino National Forest; Children’s Forest Exploration Trail Map from the Visitor Center
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018