San Bernardino National Forest

PROTECTED: Thousands of Acres Along the PCT in the Rugged San Bernardino Mountains

Completed Projects San Bernardino National Forest

A multi-year acquisition of many land tracts that provided permanent protection for the trail in a region of intense population and development pressure.

In populous Southern California, the PCT winds across the crest of the San Bernardino Mountains, crossing 11,489’ San Gorgonio Peak—the highest mountain in Southern California. Over a period of years and working with the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust, the Trust for Public Land, and the U.S. Forest Service, several land acquisitions were made that protect the PCT in the San Bernardino National Forest.

In 2003, 480 acres were acquired along the PCT next to Lookout Mountain. In 2004, a total of 1,210 acres were acquired along the trail across several tracts of land near Mission Springs and Onyx Summit. An additional 320 acres of property near the PCT at Tayles Hidden Ranch was also acquired and provides a possible reroute for the trail in the future.


Southern CA
San Bernardino
PCT Section
Project Partners
U.S. Forest Service
San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust
Trust for Public Land