3 San Bernardino Mountains

San Bernardino Mountains

name=San Bernardino Mountains

image_caption=Mt. San Gorgonio with Big Bear Lake in the background.
country=United States
region_type = County
region=San Bernardino
border=San Gabriel Mountains| border1=San Jacinto Mountains
highest=San Gorgonio Mountain

The San Bernardino Mountains (Huwaaly Kwasakyav [Munro, P et al. "A Mojave Dictionary" Los Angeles: UCLA, 1992] in Mojave) are a short transverse mountain range northeast of Los Angeles in Southern California in the United States. The mountains are also located north and east of San Bernardino, California (the nearest big city).The mountains run for approximately 60 mi (100 km) east-west on the southern edge of the Mojave Desert in southwestern San Bernardino County, north of the city of San Bernardino. The range is separated from the San Gabriel Mountains to the west by Cajon Pass, and from the San Jacinto Mountains to the south/southeast by Banning Pass. The southern extent of the range is bounded by the San Andreas Fault.

The highest peaks in the range include San Gorgonio Mountain (elevation 11,499 ft/3,505 m), the highest peak in southern California, and other peaks of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. The shorter Little San Bernardino Mountains extend southeast from the range along the eastern side of the Coachella Valley.

Most of the range is located within the San Bernardino National Forest. The San Gorgonio Wilderness is located in the southeast corner of the range. The mountain range is also the location of four popular recreational destinations in the Inland Empire area: Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs and Big Bear Lake.

ignificant peaks

These are the highest peaks of the San Bernardino Mountains, sorted by elevation from highest to lowest.

* San Gorgonio Mountain Convert| 11499|ft|m | 0|abbr=on
* Jepson Peak Convert| 11205|ft|m | 0|abbr=on
* Bighorn Mountain Convert| 10997|ft|m | 0|abbr=on
* Dragons Head Convert| 10866|ft|m | 0|abbr=on
* Anderson Peak Convert| 10840|ft|m | 0|abbr=on
* Charlton Peak Convert| 10806|ft|m | 0|abbr=on
* Shields Peak Convert| 10680|ft|m | 0|abbr=on
* San Bernardino Peak Convert| 10649|ft|m | 0|abbr=on
* Little Dobbs Peak Convert| 10520|ft|m | 0|abbr=on
* Dobbs Peak Convert| 10459|ft|m | 0|abbr=on

Bodies of water & water ways


* Lake Gregory
* Big Bear Lake
* Lake Silverwood
* Lake Arrowhead
* Jenks Lake
* Green Valley Lake
* Dry Lake South Fork Trail
* Dollar Lake South Fork Trail

Water ways

* Santa Ana River
* Mill Creek
* Mojave River
* Deep Creek
* Whitewater River
* San Gorgonio River

ee also

Nearby mountain ranges:
*Little San Bernardino Mountains (east)
*San Jacinto Mountains (south across San Gorgonio Pass)
*San Gabriel Mountains (west across Cajon Pass)


* [http://www.peakbagger.com/range.aspx?rid=12317 Peakbagger.com San Bernardino Mountains peak list]

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