Did you know that there is mountain hiking close to Pine Rose Cabins? When you stay with us, you are close to many San Bernardino hiking trails. So, if you want to have fun hiking, check out these amazing hiking trails within the San Bernardino National Forest Ranger District. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, there is plenty of hiking near Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins from gentle strolls to lengthy expeditions.
Therefore, check out these trails and see which one is best for you. And it’s important to know how to plan your hike for safety, too! Plus, it’s always best to contact the USDA Forest Service for current information or to find out which trails require an Adventure Pass. And as a guest of Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins, you can borrow one of ours on a first-come-first-serve basis. Also, you can purchase one at the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce located in the Lake Arrowhead Village. Plus, you can purchase one at many of our local retailers. Here is a list of Mountain Hiking Close to Pine Rose Cabins:
Five levels of Trails: Easy Trails – Moderate Trails – Moderately Difficult – Difficult Trails – Very Difficult Trail
Easy Trails – Mountain Hiking Close to Pine Rose Cabins
- Children’s Forest Trail: (0.5-Mile Loop) A paved trail that was designed by youth volunteers from the National Children’s Forest. Plus, it’s wheelchair accessible and accommodates the needs of the visually and physically impaired.
- Heaps Peak Arboretum Trail: (0.8-Mile Loop) A self-guided tour with 25 points of interest. Plus, you will learn about native plants and wildlife.
- Enchanted Loop Trail: (0.3-Mile Loop) This trail winds through dense cedars. And it joins the Dogwood Trail.
- Tunnel II Trail: (1-Mile) A trail close to Grass Valley Lake near the Lake Arrowhead Country Club for an easy walk. Plus, you may see some of the beautiful homes nearby.
- Indian Rock Trail: (0.5-Mile) The trail leads to a number of bedrock mortars that were used by Serrano Indians to grind acorns and to make flour.
- Heart Rock Trail: (1-Mile) This easy hike follows Seeley Creek to an overlook called “Heart Rock”. And, when the water is flowing in the creek, there’s a small waterfall at this naturally heart-shaped rock.
- Ponderosa Trail: (0.5-Mile Loop) It’s an easy hike through scenic forests. Plus, it has a spur trail to a vista point.
Moderate Trails – Mountain Hiking Close to Pine Rose Cabins
- Crafts Peak Trail: (3-Miles) This trail is at a higher elevation behind Green Valley Campground near Green Valley Lake. And it offers great scenery and wildlife.
- Hawes Peak Trail: (4.5-Miles) A beautiful trail that begins by following Crab Flats Trail near the famous Pacific Crest Trail. Plus, it’s close to Muddy Springs.
- Dogwood Trail: (.75-Miles) A trail near Dogwood Campground that descends through huge dogwood trees. Also, it has a stunning view of Lake Arrowhead.
- Pilot Rock Trail: (3-Miles) A great forest hiking trail that takes you down to the famous marker, Pilot Rock. Also, it’s a great spot to take photographs.
- Will Abell Memorial Trail: (2-Mile Loop) A trail that ascends and descends the ridge through one of Arrowhead’s most impressive forests. And you will want to bring your camera.
- Jim & Kathie Simms Trail: (2-Miles) This Hike is steep in the beginning. And leads to a large rock summit with a 360-degree view of the surrounding forest and valley below.
Moderately Difficult Trails – Mountain Hiking Close to Pine Rose Cabins
- Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail: (40-Mile Segment of 2,600 Mile Trail) The famous Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) extends 2,600 miles from Canada to Mexico. Because most people hike this trail in segments, you will love this one. So, you can hike a part of it here in the San Bernardino Mountains.
- Children’s Forest Exploration Trail: (4.5-Miles) This exploration trail leads through a variety of Ecosystems. Plus, there’s a great view of the Inland Empire below.
- Crab Creek Trail: (2-Miles) The trail descends through a recently burned area and crosses Crab Creek and Deep Creek. Also, it is near Fisherman’s Campground.
- Crab Flats Trail: (1.4-Miles) This trail connects with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) 0.5 mile west of Bench Campground. Because this is near PCT, it is very popular.
- North Shore Trail: (1.7-Miles) Near the North Shore Campground near Lake Arrowhead, this trails descends along seasonal Little Bear Creek near Splinter’s Cabin Trailhead.
Difficult Trails – Mountain Hiking Close to Pine Rose Cabins
- Little Green Valley Trail: (1.5-Miles) Near the Snow Valley Ski Area, this trail climbs steeply north through a shaded Conifer Forest.
- Pinnacles Trail: (1.8-Miles) The hiking trail ascends through rocky terrain with boulders, and ends at the top of the Pinnacles Peak with spectacular views.
A Very Difficult Trail – Mountain Hiking Close to Pine Rose Cabins
- Camp Creek Trail: (5-Miles) This hiking trail starts near the Snow Valley Ski Resort and descends 2,000-ft. over 2-miles to Bear Creek. And it has a fantastic view of the surrounding valley.
Have Fun Mountain Hiking Close to Pine Rose Cabins
Careful planning and preparation are important before your hike. And safety is the key to a great hike. Here a few things you should know before you hike. Plus, it’s always good to contact the USDA Forest Service before any hike for updates, and requirements. Here are safety some safety tips for mountain hiking close to Pine Rose Cabins:
- Check the weather before you hike
- Tell someone where you are going for a hike
- Avoid hiking alone
- Bring plenty of water
- No smoking, please
- Campfires are allowed only in designated fire rings, and a Campfire Permit is required
- Watch for Poison Oak, go online to see pictures
- Lookout for Rattlesnakes that can appear anywhere at any time.
- Pack out everything. If you take something in, take it out.
- Stay on the trails. Do not wander off.
- Please admire our wildflowers and plants. Picking them is prohibited.
- Human and animal waste must be disposed of properly by putting it in an 8-inch dug out hole and covering it with dirt
- Don’t bathe or wash things in streams and creeks as it pollutes the water
- Be on the lookout for fallen trees or limbs, eroded trails, steep drop-offs, barbed wire fences, and swift streams.
- Wear plenty of sunscreen, drink lots of water, bring food, and find out what you should wear depending on the trail or the time of year
- Take a map and compass with you
Mountain hiking close to Pine Rose Cabins is a great way to spend time with family and friends in nature. So have fun, but be safe and always plan your hike. And it’s good to contact the USDA Forest Service for the latest information, regulations, and advice.