San Sevaine Road

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4.5/5 (34 reviews)
Fontana, California (San Bernardino County)
Last Updated: 09/25/2023
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San Sevaine Road is located in the beautiful San Bernardino National Forest. The trail runs east to west on the south-facing slopes between Mount San Antonio (Mount Baldy) and the Cajon Pass. The views into the Inland Empire are spectacular, where you can spot the ocean on a clear day. This trail has somewhat unusual seasonal closures to protect important fawning habitat for mule deer, a Forest Service Management Indicator Species. The trail is closed between March 1st and Labor Day.

Another highlight of this trail is the Joe Elliott Yellow Post Site near the end. Joe Elliott was the Superintendent of this forest from 1929 to 1935. Southern California's largest conifer tree was once at this campsite. The massive tree was 23 feet in circumference and 140 feet tall. Sadly it had to be taken down for safety reasons.

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4.5/5 (34)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 12/29/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

decided to check out this trail solo, if you go past wave point #9 the trail hasn't been maintained, very heavy pinstriping with some sketchy areas, i should've turned back but made it to the end where the gate was closed and had to turn back. i should've read the comments for the last wave point as it says the gate was closed. glad I made it back.
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Visited: 12/29/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Much better than views than expected, and interesting vegetation as you climb through the chapperal. Gets a little shelf road like about a mile from the end. Also the last mile or two has a lot of black oak that will pinstripe your vehicle. Only needs 2wd but some dips and bumps with loose rocks. 90 minutes each way is accurate.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/14/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Long easy trail with nice views, would recommend to go up with essential trail items such as a jumper etc…
Rated 5/5
Visited: 11/24/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy trail. Gets very narrow and rocky after the tower, 2wd friendly until that point.
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 09/25/2023

Trail is still closed.

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