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VIVIAN CREEK TRAILHEAD

Location

2 miles ESE of Forest Falls

Lat/Lon

34.0821,-116.891    Google Earth

Elevation

6000 feet     Weather

Driving Distance

75 miles - about 1 hour 35 minutes     Google Maps Driving Directions

Driving Directions

WEST on Sandburg Wy
RIGHT
onto Culver Dr for 0.6 mi
MERGE
onto I-405 North for 1.2 mi to Exit 7/Jamboree Rd
RIGHT onto Jamboree Rd for 3.4 mi
CONTINUE on CA-261 North (toll) for 5.8 mi
CONTINUE on CA-241 North (toll) for 6.5 mi
MERGE onto CA-91 East for 24.8 mi
CONTINUE on I-215 North for 5.6 mi
MERGE onto I-10 East for 7.7 mi to University St exit
LEFT onto University St for 1 mi
RIGHT onto CA-38/Lugonia Ave for 13 mi
RIGHT onto Valley of the Falls Dr for 4.2 mi
ARRIVE at Vivian Creek Parking Area on Left

Remarks

Adventure Pass required for each vehicle - available on-line or at Big 5, Sports Authority, and Ranger stations

 

VIVIAN CREEK TRAIL to HALFWAY TRAIL CAMP

Distance

7 miles round trip

Elevation Gain

2100 feet

Difficulty

Moderate

Season

June to October

Topo Map

Forest Falls  (7.5') & San Gorgonio Mountain (7.5')     San Gorgonio Wilderness Trail Map Topo

Permit

San Gorgonio Wilderness Permit required (Maximum 12 campers and 8 stock per permit with different names)

Forest Service Description

Vivian Creek 1E08  - The trailhead is reached by turning east off Highway 38 to Forest Falls. Continue through Forest Falls to the top end (east end) of the picnic area at the end of the road (6,080').   The Vivian Creek Trail is the shortest and the steepest route to the summit of Mt. San Gorgonio. One and two-tenths miles from the trailhead is Vivian Creek Camp (7,100'). Campsites are located upslope to the right of the trail after reaching the stream: one is halfway up the slope, and the other is at the top of the slope (no camping within 200 feet of the trail or creek).  One and three-tenths miles from Vivian Creek Camp is Halfway Camp (8,100'). Water is obtained from the creek 200 yards before camp.

Links

See San Bernardino Mountain Trails Hike #54

NFS Hike Descriptions

San Gorgonio Ranger Station - 34701 Mill Creek Rd, Mentone, CA 92359 - (909) 382-2881

 

HALFWAY TRAIL CAMP

Operated By

San Bernardino National Forest

Lat/Lon

Approx 34.083,-116.8634     Google Earth     Google Maps

Elevation

8100 feet     Weather

Capacity

 

Facilities

Untreated water 200 yards before camp, wilderness toilets

Activities

 

Remarks