Inland Empire California Visitor Information

Mountain and Valley Marvels

Hike, pedal, splash, and play in a mountain wonderland.
Trip Time: 3 Days

Day 1

San Bernardino. Save gas with a walking tour of historic downtown. Nearby, take a self-guided tour of the eco-built Highland Library and Environmental Learning Center.

Rim of the World Scenic Byway (19.6 mi/31.5 km). Mountain vistas line this picturesque drive along the crest of the San Bernardino Mountains. Take a hike among the giant sandstone Mormon Rocks.

Lake Arrowhead (32 mi/52 km). From spring to autumn, bike the trails surrounding the pine-fringed lake, or hike the North Shore trail alongside Little Bear Creek.
Day 2

Big Bear Lake (22 mi/36 km). In summer, ride the gondola to the top of Snow Summit, mountain bike Skyline Drive or climb to Grandview Point, and play nine holes at Bear Mountain Golf Course.

Cabazon (25 mi/41 km). Take a side trip into the Desert region for one-stop shopping at the expansive Desert Hills Premium Outlets, with 130 luxurious stores, including Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Idyllwild (16 mi/26 km). Nestled in the trees, this little village’s downtown brims with art galleries. Top off your browsing with a date shake at Country Farms gourmet food shop.
Day 3

San Bernardino National Forest (18 mi/28 km). Bike the 7-mile Ramona Trail Loop, or hike to the summit of Mt. San Jacinto.

Temecula (36 mi/58 km: 1 hr 9 min). Visit Foot Path Winery’s organic farm. Sample everything olive at the Temecula Olive Oil Company in old town.

Lake Perris State Recreation Area (39 mi/62 km: 55 min). Get wet—swimming, water-skiing, sailing, fishing—then hike to the top of Terri Peak.

Riverside (18 mi/30 km: 24 min). Stroll Main Street’s coffeehouses, eclectic stores, and the UC Riverside/California Museum of Photography, home to world-class exhibits. Finish with European-Japanese fusion cuisine at Restaurant Omakase.

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