December 7, 2015 at 4:36 pm #18644Edward GParticipant
Trail is pretty well defined given the season, however from Manzanita flats to the peak its very icy. A few dry spots that may temp you to take off micro spikes but leave them on as its spotty. Great hike and trail is not to aggressive… love it!December 28, 2015 at 12:28 pm #45156Jeff HesterKeymaster
Thanks for the trail report, Edward.
I love this hike. Not many people do it unless they’re hiking the Six-Pack of Peaks, but many of those who do have told me this was one of their favorites.April 14, 2016 at 8:12 am #80153Justin LParticipant
Anyone know what the conditions of the trail are now? I’m planning to hit it on Saturday.April 20, 2016 at 9:47 pm #80353Sierra OrrParticipant
Hi Justin, did you do San Bernardino Saturday? I’d love to know the conditions. Thank you.April 24, 2016 at 10:33 pm #80426YirenParticipant
Went up Sunday, 2 -3 miles before the peak, you’re going to need cramp-ons or spikes. It is icy / hard packed snow. Very do able, but have the right gear with you. Make sure you have your permit with you, Rangers are out checking.
You must be logged in to access attached files.May 2, 2016 at 8:54 am #80574Justin LParticipant
Sorry, I just saw this. I did summit on the 17th with yaktrax and poles. However, it was very hard work the last couple of miles. I would highly recommend at least microspikes.May 31, 2016 at 1:31 pm #81248Richard MParticipant
Did this one last Saturday (5/28). Only small patches of snow. No crampons or microspikes required. There was a pretty good amount of people out, I think some were scouts out there doing trail maintenance. Perfect weather, got a little warm, but some clouds rolled in (just like the weather report said) and cooled it off pretty quick.June 8, 2016 at 8:37 am #81440David RParticipant
Just hiked this Monday 6/6. Didn’t see snow or ice anywhere. Recent hot spell seems to have done it’s work, no traction/ice tools of any kind needed. Early start was great, as by the time I was coming down the sun as pretty brutal.June 27, 2016 at 1:07 pm #81831PaulParticipant
so as of June 27, 2016, the San Bernardino Peak Trail from the Angelus Oaks Trailhead to San Bernardino peak is open? there is no closure on this trail from the Lake Fire closure order? Anyone know?June 27, 2016 at 6:02 pm #81834Jeff HesterKeymaster
so as of June 27, 2016, the San Bernardino Peak Trail from the Angelus Oaks Trailhead to San Bernardino peak is open? there is no closure on this trail from the Lake Fire closure order? Anyone know?
It re-opened last September. The trail beyond the peak is still closed.June 28, 2016 at 1:44 pm #81866PaulParticipant
Thx for the info!July 5, 2016 at 4:06 pm #82043Marya AParticipant
I just backpacked San Bernardino Peak from Angelus Oaks this holiday weekend. Good water flow at the spring just after Limber Pine Bench. Temps were nice but the wind made for an almost sleepless night. Wish I could stand sleeping with earplugs. Other than that it was perfect conditions!July 14, 2016 at 9:54 am #82251Dean DParticipant
This is great feedback. Two friends and I are going up on Sunday. Report was the trail is closed, but I’m grateful for our forum to get the most current and reliable information on trails. Thanks!October 7, 2016 at 8:06 pm #84611Vinna AParticipant
Does anyone know if they offer walk up permits for day hike? Would love to hike San Bernardino Peak via Angelus Oaks trail head this weekend if possible. Thank you!October 7, 2016 at 9:10 pm #84614Sierra OrrParticipant
They do. This site has the information: http://sgwa.org/wilderness-permits/permit-availability/. The ranger station opens at 8 and from what it says there is a line and permits go quick. Good luck!
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