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.
The 679,380 acre forest was designated a National Forest over 100 years ago, and spans both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Recognized as a year-round recreation destination it offers activities for all ages.
The term the "Great Outdoors" precisely identifies with the San Bernardino County. The same reasons nature lovers enjoy the outdoors, are exactly why San Bernardino County is the ideal destination. We have not only a lively metropolitan area, but also mountain and desert regions where thrill seekers flock to. The mountains provide opportunities to hike, swim, and camp in the summer and in the winter the ski resorts open their gates. The desert is a popular spot for ATV and dirt bike riders to practice their abilities, camp, and rock climb. Both offer unbelievable scenery, so why not make one of them your weekend escape?
Here is a breakdown of outdoor activities our beautiful county has to offer: