Lake Arrowhead Hiking

Lake Arrowhead is nestled in a magnificent forest of pine, cedar, and dogwood at an altitude of 5100′. In an area described as the “Alps of Southern California,” the Lake Arrowhead communities are totally surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Lake Arrowhead serves as a gateway to dozens of Forest trails and recreational opportunities. The best way to reach Lake Arrowhead and have an adventure at the same time is via the Rim of the World (Adventure #3).

Adventure Pass Adventure Pass required for parking at the trailhead.

Children’s Forest Trail guide available. Easy.  ¾ miles. Adventure Pass

Heap’s Peak Arboretum Trail  Easy. Printed Guide available   .7 miles, approximately half an hour. Adventure Pass

Heap’s Peak Arboretum Line Roadside Stop


#3 Rim of the World Scenic Byway  Moderate
175 miles Round Trip or enjoy the RIM as one of the best parts of getting to the San Bernardino Mountains
Points of Interest: Silverwood Lake, Heaps Peak Arboretum, Keller Peak Lookout, Children’s Forest, Big Bear Discovery Center, Big Bear Lake, Onyx Summit (with views of the San Gorgonio Wilderness), views of Santa Ana River Valley and Mill Creek Canyon.

Local Contacts

Arrowhead National Forest Office
Ph: 909-377-2444; TDD: 909-336-1626
Location: 28104 Highway 18
Mail: P.O. Box 350
Sky forest, CA 92385

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Tourism Association

Trail Details

Lake Arrowhead Bear

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