Hiking in Lake Arrowhead

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Seeley Creek Trail: Easy

Seeley Creek Trail: Easy

This short trail begins on Forest Service Road 2N03 - 1/4 mile south of the entrance to Camp Seeley on Highway 138. You must cross the creek. This easy hike follows Seeley Creek to an overlook called "Heart Rock" which marks the trail's end. The gentle grade of this trail makes it an excellent walk for all ages.

Heap's Peak Arboretum: Easy

Heap's Peak Arboretum: Easy

This interpretive trail is located 1.4 miles east of Skyforest on Highway 18. The trail is an easy walk for all ages that takes you through a self-guided tour with 24 points of interest about native plants and wildlife. The site was constructed and is maintained by volunteers from the Rim of the World Interpretive Association.

Trail of the Phoenix: Easy

Trail of the Phoenix: Easy

This paved nature trail begins at the entrance of the National Children's Forest off Keller Peak Road. The trail is specifically designed and maintained to accommodate the needs of the visually and physically disabled. The trail maintains a grade of 5% or less.

Indian Rock Trail: Easy

Indian Rock Trail: Easy

This trail begins immediately east of Rock Camp Station on Highway 173. The trail leads to bedrock mortars used by the Serrano Indians to grind acorns and to make flour. The Serrano came to this area each spring because of the plentiful acorn crop and the mild weather. Bedrock mortars were formed by the grinding action of mono and pestle stones.

Pacific Crest Trail: Moderate

Pacific Crest Trail: Moderate

Start at FS Road 3N16, where it crosses Holcomb Creek and end at Boundary Bridge north of Cleghorn Mountain to follow the trail the entire 40 miles. However, there are many entry and exit points, ideal for short hikes or nature walks. This trail is specifically for horse and foot traffic, any motorized vehicles are prohibited.

Crab Flats Trail: Moderate

Crab Flats Trail: Moderate

This trail begins 1/2 mile west of Crab Flats Campground on Forest Service Road 3N34, The trail descends rapidly until it intersects the Pacific Crest Tail (PC2000) approximately 1/4 mile west of Holcomb Crossing Trail Camp. This trail will provide you with a variety of forest settings in a relatively short hiking distance. Camping at Holcomb Crossing Trail Camp is available. Bicycles are authorized on this trail but not on the PCT.

Crab Creek Trail: Moderate

Crab Creek Trail: Moderate

This trail begins 1.3 miles west of Crab Flats Campground on Forest Service Road 3N34; Crab Creek Trail provides the primary access to Fisherman's Camp (a group reservation trail camp) on Deep Creek. The trail descends moderately westward crossing Crab Creek 1.3 miles from Deep Creek. Deep Creek must be forded to reach Fisherman's Camp. Attempting to cross Deep Creek when it is running high can be dangerous. The scenery along this trail is exceptional.

Snow Slide: Moderate

Snow Slide: Moderate

This cross country ski tour winds 10 miles from its beginning at the Green Valley Campground to Fawnskin at Big Bear Lake. The tour is long and there are a few steep sections. The snow is the most reliable in this section of the San Bernardino Mountains. The bottoms of three avalanche paths are crossed about 4-5 miles out from Green Valley, so it is suggested that this area be avoided during and immediately after storms. Skiing is generally good between December and April.

Little Green Valley: Hard

Little Green Valley: Hard

This ski tour climbs rapidly out of Green Valley Campground to the top of Little Green Valley Ridge. From the top of the ridge, the trail slowly descends towards Green Valley Road. From that point, you can return the way you came or you can shuttle back to Green Valley Campground. Numerous unnamed routes of all levels of difficulty are available in wither direction from the top of Little Green Valley Ridge. Skiing is generally good between December and April.

Little Green Valley Trail: Hard

Little Green Valley Trail: Hard

This trail begins on the north side of Highway 18 between the two entrances to Snow Valley Ski area. Little Green Valley Trail climbs steeply to the north until you reach a meadow at Forest Service Road 2N19. This trail provides you with outstanding views of Snow Valley and Slide Peak. The trail ties into 1W26, then to 2N64 which the Forest Service tied into 2N20 and back around behind the Nordic Ski area to make a loop. This trail is mainly used by mountain bikers.

Hot Springs Trail: Hard

Hot Springs Trail: Hard

This trail begins on the north edge of the forest near Bowen Ranch (where you are asked to pay a toll to cross private land) and leads south to Deep Creek. Directly south across Deep Creek you will find the Hot Springs pools for which this trail is named. Difficult with a 950 feet elevation drop.