5S07 - Bee Canyon

Hemet, California (Riverside County)

Last Updated: 07/26/2020
3.4 / 5 ( 11 reviews )
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Highlight: 5S07 - Bee Canyon
10 miles east of Hemet, Bee Canyon is in the San Bernardino National Forest and one of two access points off Hwy 74 for the many trails of the western Idyllwild area. This area is great for the local target shooters with the many side canyons. To the 4 wheelers, the short 3-mile drive connects you to East Indian Creek and San Jacinto Ridge truck trails. These connector trails will take you to Hwy 243 and Idyllwild.

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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
After turning left off the pavement you travel 1 mile to the trailhead.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Hemet

From Hemet, continue east on Hwy 74 (Florida Ave). When the Hwy starts to curve a bit you'll pass the Cranston Ranger Station on your right. You'll travel 0.8 mile past that point and after crossing a narrow bridge turn left onto a dirt road. There is a "Victory Out Reach" sign at the road and you'll go 1 more mile to the trailhead.

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Dispersed

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Writer Information

Dennis Clark

Mapping Crew - California and Idaho

Dennis Clark was born in Los Angeles in 1942 and after 76 years of living in So Cal he moved to Emmett, Idaho with his wife Patricia, has four adult children with many grand and great grandchildren. He has loved the outdoors since his Cub Scout and Boy Scout days while camping with the family. He's an archer, hunter and fisherman but no longer wishes to harm animals. He has been involved with photography since the 1960's. He became more of a serious hiker in 2010 when he started Geocaching and has hiked the three tallest peaks in So Cal, Mt San Jacinto, Mt San Gorgonio and Mt Baldy, along with most of the lesser peaks in search of caches. Geocaching started his love for the USFS Trail system as he used the trails frequently to get to certain trailheads. He had a 2002 Ford Ranger 2wd and its amazing where that little pickup took him. In 5 years of weekly geocaching he was only stuck once in some Palm Springs sand. His 2016 Wrangler Sport Unlimited was purchased in 2015. He has become quite lazy in the hiking department as he can now drive to most locations. He's looking forward to posting some trails and don't hesitate to ask him for any help you might need.
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