Summary: This lovely trail travels through an oak and pine forest that teems with wildflowers in the late spring and early summer (wallflower and wild iris were growing profusely when I visited the trail mid-June). A detailed nature guide, available for a small donation, is available at the trailhead in the summer months, and is useful in describing the significant species that are marked by ten separate signposts along the trail. According to the nature guide, this trail also has historic significance, as it was originally created to be featured in a 1969 episode of the popular television show "Lassie."
Trailhead: From the I-10, from the city of Redlands, exit along Highway 38 and travel northeast for approximately 25 miles to the Whispering Pines Nature Trail trailhead, which is signed and located on the right side of the highway. A Forest Service Adventure Pass is required to park at the trailhead. (Lat:34.16366 Lon:-116.91197)
Trail Guides for Whispering Pines Nature Trail:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: San Gorgonio Ranger District-(909) 794-1123
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Patricia Barnes, who has posted 23 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by annoyed on 1/9/2012
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Reviewed by mt on 5/25/2010
yeahh i totally saw you and your two point five year old kid on that hike, its a good trail if you wanna get hella blazed, i hiked it flyin' high on that afghan cush. I took a shit off to the side of that trail too i think... It is a pleasant hike though, tootles.
Reviewed by Dan on 6/22/2009
Took my kids (ages 2.5 and 4) on this nature trail this weekend. It was a nice little hike. There is a nature trail guide you can pick up at the start that tells you about the trees and rocks and little animals. Kids loved it. There is also another trail directly across the hw38 that is about the same length. These trails together would be a nice place to go for picnic lunch.
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