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Hiking in the San Bernardino National Forest – Lake Arrowhead Mountain Communities
Hiking, or even just strolling, in the forest is a great way to experience the beauty and tranquility of nature. The hiking trails in the San Bernardino National Forest are among some of the best in the United States. The most notable one is the famous Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), known as “America’s Greatest Wild & Scenic Trail Experience“. It is 2,650 miles long stretching from Mexico to Canada through the states of California, Oregon, and Washington.
Whether you are looking for a long adventurous expedition, or an afternoon walk beside a sparkling lake, there is a variety of hiking experiences to suit your skill level and scenic desire. Enjoy fresh air, majestic trees, colorful wildflowers, an abundance of vegetation, the sounds of birds, wildlife activity, waterfalls, creeks, lakes, and breathtaking scenery with surprising panoramic mountain and valley views.
Know Before You Go – Recreation Passes & Permits
Certain recreation sites, trails and parking areas in the forest require recreation passes and permits. A National Forest Adventure Pass is required to park at many trailheads in the San Bernardino National Forest. It can be purchased at the Lake Arrowhead Visitor Center, 7-Eleven Store near Lake Arrowhead Village, Heaps Peak Arboretum Information Booth, and a few local retailers. Visit their website for current information fs.usda.gov