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UPDATED: 10 AUG 2014

For additional recent reports from visitors, please see our Bulletin Board. See the WATER INFO COLLECTOR (non-SGWA hosted) for the latest water notes posted by Wilderness travelers. We are not responsible for any errors in the provided information; travel at your own risk. If you observe any down trees or other trail obstructions, please let us know.

USE THIS PAGE AT YOUR OWN RISK! IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE FOREST SERVICE OR THE SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION (SGWA) TO PROVIDE CURRENT OR REAL TIME CONDITIONS WITHIN THE WILDERNESS. INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW IS TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE AND BASED ON THE LATEST REPORTS WE HAVE FROM VOLUNTEERS AND THE PUBLIC. NEITHER THE FOREST SERVICE NOR THE SGWA ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY EVENTS RESULTING FROM RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION REPORTED BELOW. CONDITIONS IN THE WILDERNESS CAN CHANGE FROM HOUR TO HOUR. VISITORS SHOULD CHECK THE LATEST WEATHER REPORTS POSSIBLE AND BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST POSSIBLE CONDITIONS. YOU ENTER THE WILDERNESS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

ANY and ALL CAMPFIRES ARE PROHIBITED AND ILLEGAL
IN THE SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS!

 

BEAR SAFETY: The SGWA in partnership with the US Forest Service, San Bernardino National Forest offers bear canisters for rent at the Mill Creek Ranger Station starting at $10 for 1-3 nights.  We believe this will make it a little easier for everyone wanting to help protect the bears by properly storing food while out on the trail. Please contact the Mill Creek Ranger Station for more details (909) 382.2881

* Trail Mileage in the San Gorgonio Wilderness *

* Trailhead Mileage/Elevation Gain to the Top of San Gorgonio *


VIVIAN CREEK TRAIL

  • Vivian Creek - good water flow

  • Vivian Creek campsite: Camp to the RIGHT (East) of the trail and Vivian Creek. NO CAMPING left (West) of the trail and creek!

  • Halfway Camp - stream crossing trail just before camp is very low flow. Bears in the area have become very persistent in their search for food and have managed to force visitors out of the camp several times in the past few years. Day and overnight hikers should use extra precautions to store food properly – BEAR CANISTERS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

  • High Creek - good water flow

  • See the WATER INFO COLLECTOR for the latest water details.


SOUTH FORK TRAIL / LOST CREEK TRAIL
 

ABSOLUTELY NO CAMPING PERMITTED between the Wilderness Boundary sign (at Poopout Hill) and Dry or Dollar Lake Camps. Camping is entirely prohibited in the South Fork Meadows drainage. Please fill your water containers at South Fork Meadows and pack them into your designated camp at Dry Lake, Dollar Lake, or elsewhere. Thank you.

  • Lodgepole Spring: very low water flow

  • Dry Lake: DRY

  • Dollar Lake: DRY

  • High Meadow Springs: low flow

  • See the WATER INFO COLLECTOR for the latest water details.


FISH CREEK TRAIL
 

No water available at Fish Creek Camp.  Several creeks before the camp have good water. Water is available in the creek at the bottom of the switchbacks that lead to Fish Creek Saddle. 

  • Fish Creek Camp: water available near camp

  • Fish Creek Saddle: no water

  • Mineshaft Flats: water available 1/4 mile beyond camp on downhill side of trail

  • Big Tree Camp: good water located 100 feet east of camp

  • See the WATER INFO COLLECTOR for the latest water details.


SAN BERNARDINO PEAK TRAIL

  • Columbine Camp: no 2014 report

  • Limber Pine Bench Camp: no recent reports

  • High Meadow Springs: low flow

  • Trail Fork Springs: low flow

  • See the WATER INFO COLLECTOR for the latest water details.


FORSEE CREEK/JOHN'S MEADOW TRAIL

John’s Meadow camp is closed to overnight use because of hazard trees. Campsite is still open to day use. Water flow excellent.

  • Jackstraw Springs: low flow

  • Trail Fork Springs: low flow

  • High Meadow Springs: low flow

  • John's Meadow: Johns Meadow Campsite is closed until further notice for public safety. Please contact the Mill Creek Ranger Station for further details.

  • Columbine Camp: no 2014 report

  • See the WATER INFO COLLECTOR for the latest water details.


MOMYER / FALLS CREEK TRAIL

  • ALL Water sources have GOOD flow (Alger, Dobbs, Saxton, Plummer Mdws);
  • See the WATER INFO COLLECTOR for the latest water details.

 

KITCHING PEAK AREA

  • CLOSED TO ALL USE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! Contact the USFS for further details.


Please
, always take appropriate precautions, carry extra clothing and food, and notify someone at home of your itinerary. Be sure and follow the weather link above to stay tuned to the latest weather updates.

Visitors: If you are capable of providing detailed and accurate conditions, please email this site with details after your recent visit. Please note any down trees as well. Your cooperation is appreciated in providing other visitors with useful information. Thanks!