San Bernadino Peak and Limber Pine Bench

Pano from Washington's Monument San Bernadino Peak is one of the nine peaks along the San Bernadino Divide Range, which culminates at the summit of Mt. San Gorgonio. Limber Pine Bench is both a natural formation jutting out from this ridge as well as one of the best backpacking sites in Southern California. Distance: 16 …

Manzanita Flat

About half-way up the east flank of Mt. San Bernadino lies a flat stretch of terrain coated in manzanita, dotted with Jeffrey pines, and, on this day at least, frosted with 6 inches of snow. The flat itself is a good stop and rest point for a longer trek up to San Bernadino Peak, or, …

Tahquitz Peak

Tahquitz Peak, also known simply as Tahquitz, is the high point of a granite outcropping in the San Jacinto Mountains that forms the south side of the bowl within which sits the town of Idyllwild. This 8,832' peak holds a 75 year-old fire lookout tower and features panoramic views from Palm Springs to Anza Borrego …