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    Moon Ridge Trail to Bow Canyon Loop

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    1-1.5h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    3.5 km
    Elevation
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    158 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Moon Ridge Trail to Bow Canyon Loop is a short but fun hiking route in the San Bernardino National Forest that offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. While out on the trail, you will climb uphill through the forest to the top of Moon Ridge, where you will enjoy a sightline out to the Big Bear and Baldwin lakes. Be sure to arrive prepared for your hike and have your adventure Pass displayed in your vehicle prior to setting out.

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    Route Description for Moon Ridge Trail to Bow Canyon Loop

    If you are after a quick adventure near San Bernardino that offers some pretty amazing views for minimal effort, then the Moon Ridge Trail to Bow Canyon Loop will be a great option for you to explore the beauty of Southern California.

    The route begins at the end of Ridgecrest Drive and will initially see you gain elevation through the forest to the northeast, before turning to the southwest as you climb up the ridge. From here, you will enjoy some lovely views of the surrounding landscape, before descending and looping around to the northwest through the forest on the return leg of the hike.

    Getting to the Moon Ridge Trail to Bow Canyon Loop Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Moon Ridge Trail to Bow Canyon Loop can be found at the end of Ridgecrest Drive, just 1.6 km southeast of the Bear Mountain Golf Course.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      April-November

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Circuit

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