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Dirt roads, hiking trails, year-round fishing, snow-covered mountains, spectacular deserts, mountain biking, wildlife viewing and camping in amazing regional and national parks make the County of San Bernardino the hub of outdoor recreation in Southern California.

ATV Activities

Arizona Water & Off Road Inc .

This company rents out Polaris RZR UTV which are Side by Side vehicles and are number one in Off road. This is due to their low center of gravity, high ground clearance and excellent power to weight ratio. This is the ultimate way to explore the desert. (928) 453-5558

Big Bear Jeep Experience

“At Big Bear Jeep Experience YOU DRIVE OUR JEEPS and follow our guide Jeep on an exciting and educational Jeep tour through out Big Bear Valley's hundreds of miles of Jeep trails.” (909) 420-5828

Big Bear Off-Road Adventures

Big Bear Off-Road Adventures offers year-round guided tours in their fully converted Pinzgauers to explore nearby canyons, to abandoned gold mines, valleys and for the more serious adventurer the Canyon of the Santa Ana River. Want to learn how to drive off-road? They offer a “drivers education” program for beginners and an advanced course when you are ready to drive on more difficult terrain. Pinzgauers are high-mobility all-terrain 4WD (4x4) military utility vehicles.“Travel the original wagon & truck roads. Delight in panoramic vistas of desert & mountains from cloud-scraper peaks. Our drivers are extremely knowledgeable about the flora & fauna, geology & history of our town and surrounding back country”.
(909) 585-1036

Enjoy the Mountain

Enjoy The Mountain is the premier provider of adventure and off-road experiences in Southern California. We offer ATV Tours, Rentals, Jeep Tours, Mountain Bikes, Hiking, Fishing, Geocaching and much more. With our hassle-free services, we make it easy for you by taking care of everything so that you just Enjoy the Mountain without worrying about anything else. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priority while making a responsible use of our environment and respecting others. (844) 386-6691

Off-Roading Locations

Big Pine Flat

This area offers about 10 miles of designated OHV trails. The trail is mostly hard packed and rugged with narrow switchbacks. The trail ties into Forest Service Road Crab Flats, which eventually connects to the Lake Arrowhead Trails. Website

Cactus Flat OHV Staging Area

Off of Highway 18, north of Big Bear and south of Lucerne Valley. There is a vault toilet and a couple of picnic tables at the staging area along with ample parking and informational signs. Camping is allowed, but campfires (wood and charcoal) are not allowed.

Cleghorn OHV Trail

This is an old road/trail, about 15 miles in length that eventually leads to Silverwood Lake. While the trail is rated as easy, however there are options of more difficult trails. Located in San Bernardino, it is recommended for RVs to stage at Silverwood Lake,since the other option to stage is small and narrow.

Competitive Edge MX Park

A large and popular motocross park located in Hesperia, has four maintained and individually fenced tracks to enjoy. These tracks do not require a membership and open to the public.

Dumont Dunes

Located in Baker, a remote area, offers more than 8,000 acres of open sand riding. The area offers dunes for both experienced riders and beginners. It is bordered by steep volcanic hills and the Amargosa River.

Glen Helen Raceway

While this venue hosts many events, it also offers practice time. Practice time is typically Thursdays 8am to dusk and most Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. It is recommended to call the raceway before you head over. (909) 880-1733

Johnson Valley OHV

“Johnson Valley is a varied landscape for the off-highway vehicle driver. It is punctuated by steep red rocky mountains, rolling hills, open valleys, dry lake beds and sandy washes. Elevations range from 4,600 feet at Hartwell Hills to 2,300 feet at Melville Dry Lake. The area near Anderson and Soggy Dry Lakes is used extensively for competitive racing events and OHV free play".

Lake Arrowhead Trails

This park offers several miles of smooth and fast trails, a large staging area with newer facilities and great scenery.

Biking Trails

A great way to exercise while being nature is biking! As an Outdoor Playground, our county has an extensive list of options for trails throughout our area. Below is a compiled list of a few examples of trails and paths we offer to bicyclists.

Biking Paths

Silverwood Lake Bike Path

Nearby city: San Bernardino
Length: 12.5 total miles
Elevation Gain: 3,400 feet
Trail type: Out-and-back
Skill level: Easy, Not technical

Pilot Rock/Miller Canyon Road

Nearby city: Crestline
Length: 11.2 total miles
Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet
Trail type: Loop
Skill level: Aerobic level: Moderate.
Technical difficulty: Moderate overall
with a few rougher sections.
Duration: 1.3 hours

Keller Peak National Children's Forest

Nearby city: San Bernardino
Length: 12.5 total miles
Elevation Gain: 1,882 feet
Trail type: Out-and-back
Skill level: Moderate only because of the climb, not technical
Seasons: Spring, summer, fall

Butler Peak

Nearby city: Fawnskin
Length: 12 total miles
Elevation Gain: 1, 475
Trail type: Out-and-back
Skill level: Aerobi level: Moderate.
Techincal difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1.75 hours

Santa Ana River Trail

Nearby city: Angelus Oaks
Length: 9.6 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail type: Loop
Skill level: Aerobic level: Moderate. Technical difficulty: moderate
Duration: 1.3 hours

Champion Lodgepole

Nearby city: Big Bear Lake
Length: 10.4 total miles
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
Trail type: Out-and-back
Skill level: Aerobic level: Easy to moderate. Technical difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1.25 hours

You can find more trails at this site.

Bear Valley Bikes

Coming to Big Bear for the weekend? Check out Bear Valley Bikes for a full service bike shop including sales, service, repairs, guided tours, and free trail maps. They offer hourly and daily rates on a fleet of new specialized and KHS bikes. Bear Valley Bikes is located at 40298 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake. Website

Rock Climbing & Hiking

Are you adventurous and looking for a new hobby? Why not try rock climbing or hiking? Both provide quite the workout and get you outside in nature.

"Explore A New Wilderness" - Mojave Monuments

"Did you know that there are three new national monuments in California? Sand to Snow, Castle Mountains and Mojave Trails National Monuments protect approximately 1.8 million acres of spectacular desert landscapes, soaring mountain peaks, fragile wildlife habitat, unique historic resources and important cultural sites. They also offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities. Explore and enjoy your new wilderness!". Learn more about the newly designated monuments in Mojave and the best hiking spots in the area at the website found below.

Kelso Dunes

Mojave National Preserve
“This unique and isolated dune system rises more than 600 feet above the desert floor. A hike to the top and back takes approximately two hours. The area is closed to vehicles”.

The Rings Trail

Mojave National Preserve: Hole-in-the-Wall off Black Canyon Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA 92332"Off Black Canyon Road in Mojave National Preserve, the Hole-in-the-Wall Rings Trail is a must see! The namesake Ringbolts serve as hand holds and steps, granting passage through a couple steep and narrow sections on this 1.5-mile loop (or 0.5-mile out and back hike for those preferring to repeat the most exciting stretch of the hike). The Hole-in-the-Wall Rings Trail delivers a short fun hiking experience for park visitors”.

Lava Tube

This interesting sight can only be found in the Mojave National Preserve.
“Within the lava field is a short trail leading to a tube formed long ago by molten lava. A ladder takes hikers down into the tube where skylights (holes in the rock ceiling) illuminate a subterranean world.” For directions see link below:

Joshua Tree National Park

This high desert monzogranite climbing mecca is famous for its traditional-style crack, slab, and steep-face climbing. With more than 400 climbing formations and 8,000 climbing routes, Joshua Tree offers challenging climbs for all levels of climbing ability. It is truly a world-class climbing destination.

Hangar 18 Climbing Gyms

“Perfect for first-time climbers and seasoned veterans alike, Hangar 18 offers a wide variety of packages to fit your needs whether you are looking to organize a group event, get a fantastic workout, or just have a lot of fun doing something new and different.”
Rancho Cucamonga: 9004 Hyssop Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 Phone: (909) 476-1438
Upland: 256 Stowell St Suite A, Upland, CA 91786 Phone: (909) 931-5991

The Bullet Hole Training Center

15315 Cholame Road, Unit D Victorville, CA 92392 Phone: 760-245-3307
According to the center's website, “Our indoor rock climbing wall remains the only indoor location in the high desert to climb year round…The indoor rock wall offers a variety of climbs from easy to extremely difficult. All workouts and training sessions are customized to meet individual goals and abilities”.

Big Pine Zip Line-Winter Special

6047 Park Dr Wrightwood, CA 92397 Phone: (760) 249-9991
Experience 4 ziplines and one free-fall element with gorgeous winter views of the mountains. Offered weekends only with limited availability! Free-fall rappels will get your heart racing as you leap out of¬ tree platforms! Race side-by-side on your last zip to the finish. Your adventure is enhanced by highly trained guides knowledgeable in – and passionate about! – the forest we home.


Camping should probably be considered an American pastime. Many families have made great memories while out on camping trip, if yours hasn't it's not too late! While the list below is short, we have a large amount of camping options in the county. Below is just a taste of the different selections we have to offer. See the links at the bottom for even more sites!

Whether you sleep under the stars or enjoy the comfort of an RV, here you will find some amazing and varied camping locations. Seven regional parks offer a wide selection of RV and tent camp sites. Most accommodate group camping. The sites are clean, well maintained and very popular. Reservations are highly recommended.

Sleep Underneath the Stars

Green Valley Lake

The Green Valley Lake campground offers single-family sites for tent and RV camping. Some sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. No overflow parking is available.

Hole in the Wall campground

Mojave National Preserve
Near the rings trail
$12 a night/First come first serve/has water.

Calico Ghost Town

Camp in an Old West silver mining town dating back to the 1880's. Camping for tents, RVs and groups. Dry, partial and full hook-ups available. Overnight camping includes admission to the Ghost Town for up to six persons per unit. 36600 Ghost Town Road Yermo, CA 92398 Phone: (800) 86-CALICO

Forest Camping sites in San Bernardino National Forest


Camping at Joshua Tree National Park


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