San Bernardino National Forest: Cajon Pass


The Off-Highway Vehicle system on the San Bernardino National Forest is one of the best in Southern California. A variety of experiences and a large number of miles are available for 4-wheel driving, ATV, UTV and motorcycle use.

The San Bernardino National Forest OHV system is comprised of designated routes and trails primarily in Cajon Pass, North Lake Arrowhead, North and East of Big Bear, and West of Idyllwild.  The San Bernardino National Forest does not have "open areas" for hill-climbing activities, cross country travel or motor cross tracks for racing.

The San Bernardino National Forest offers 42 miles of 24-50" trails with an additional 166 miles of forest roads available for green sticker/red sticker use. There are 903 miles of road open to Sport Utility Vehicle and four wheel drive vehicle travel (104 miles of which are primarily 4x4 routes). The OHV system offers a wide range of experience levels including novice, intermediate, and expert levels and signed easiest, more difficult, and most difficult. 

Where to Go?

Big Bear - Head to Cactus Flats Staging area is located north of  Big Bear on State Highway 18.

Lake Arrowhead - Plan to visit the Pinnacles Staging area located north of Lake Arrowhead on State Highway 173.

Cajon Pass - Stop by the Summit Staging area east of I-15, south of Highway 138 on Forest Road 3N22.

Mountaintop Ranger District - Lake Silverwood to Big Pine Flats

Mountaintop Ranger District - Big Pine Flats to Cactus Flats

San Jacinto Ranger District Off Highway Vehicle Riding Areas

Maps are best printed on 11" x 17" paper in color.

Tread Lightly!

Practice Good Stewardship of your trails and road, so that others may enjoy these areas for years to come by practicing some of the following actions:

Safety Tips

Restrictions and the Laws applicable to the National Forest

602 S Tippecanoe Ave., San Bernardino, 92408, California
San Bernardino National Forest
ATV, Dirt Bike, Truck, UTV
General Trail, Hills, Lake
Skill Level
Easy, Intermediate, Experienced
Dealer Brands