Camp Creek


Length: 3.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: In San Bernardino National Forest on State Route 18 1 mi. east of Snow Valley Ski Area.
State(s): California
Counties: San Bernardino
Longitude: -117.02873
Latitude: 34.22384

Driving Directions

The Camp Creek Trail starts at Forest Road 2N97 directly off of State Highway 18 mile marker 18 SBD 38.00. The Trail starts as a dirt road descending gradually uphill for about .25 mile to the camp creek trailhead. High Clearance vehicles can drive all the way to the trailhead.


The trail then becomes a single track over relatively flat terrain for the first half mile through a beautiful grove of young Sequoia trees, White Fir, Sugar and Jeffery pines. From there trail starts to steeply descend into a sunny and exposed canyon offering spectacular views of Snow Valley to the West and the San Bernadino peaks to the southeast. Continue descending amongst Coulter pines and canyon live oak until reaching a resting point overlooking Bear Creek. Here the trail becomes rough to travel on as vegetation tends to overgrow on the trail. After your first view of Bear Creek the trail then clears up as you hike down through incense cedar and Douglas firs to Siberia Creek where you find alder trees and a few box elders. Anglers, bring a fishing rod as the creek offers good fishing opportunities. After spending an hour or two by the creek begin the steep ascent back up 2,300 feet to Snow Valley.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 13%
Maximum Grade: 25%
Elevation Low Point: 605
Elevation High Point: 640
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Information Contact:
Big Bear Discovery Center
PO Box 290
Fawnskin, CA 92333
(909) 382-2790




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