San Bernardino County
San Bernardino National Forest

San Bernardino County, legally the County of San Bernardino, is located within the Inland Empire Region of California and is the fifth most populous county in California. The county seat is San Bernardino.

San Bernardino County Is the largest county by area in the United State. It is larger than each of the nine smallest states and larger than the four smallest states combined. The county is approximately the size of West Virginia. More than 80% of the land is owned by the federal government. This includes 35 wilderness areas that are protected areas.

The county is home to two major airports, San Bernardino International.Airport and Ontario International Airport.

Incorporated cities include Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Hesperia, Needles, Ontario, San Bernardino, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, and Yucca Valley.

Unincorporated areas include Arrowbear Lake, Baldwin Lake, Baker, Big Bear City, Blue Jay Crestline, Joshua Tree, Lake Arrowhead, Lucerne Valley, Morongo Valley, Mountain Baldy, Newbury Springs, Running Springs, Sugarloaf, and Wrightwood.


San Bernardino National Forest

The San Bernardino National Forest, established in 1907, is made up of two main sections, the eastern portion of the San Gabriel Mountains and the San Bernardino Mountains. The San Bernardino National Forest includes seven protected wilderness areas. The western border is adjacent to the Angeles National Forest.

The two tallest waterfalls in Southern California, Bonita falls, and Big Falls are located in the San Bernardino National Forest.



San Bernardino Valley

San Bernardino Valley is a large valley in Southern California bordered on the north by the San Gabriel Mountains and the San Bernardino Mountains, on the east by the San Jacinto Mountains, on the south by the Temescal Mountains and Santa Ana Mountains, and on the west by the Pomona Valley.

Twentynine Palms is a small city in San Bernardino County and the Mojave Desert and serves as one of the main entry points to Joshua Tree National Park which lies immediately to the south near The Oasis of Mara. The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), the largest United States Marine Corps base in the United States, is adjacent to the city.

Joshua Tree National Park is located north of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, near Twentynine Pafms in the Mojave Desert. The popular park includes nine campgrounds, rock climbing) and extensive hiking trails. Lookout point at Keys View offers views of Palm Springs, the Coachella Valley, and the Salton Sea