San Bernardino: Owl Canyon Trail

Scamper 4 miles into a picturesque canyon loaded with Technicolor rock formations and high desert species like the brown eagle, desert fox, and California condor.
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Scamper 4 miles into a picturesque canyon loaded with Technicolor rock formations and high desert species like the brown eagle, desert fox, and California condor.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 3.0

Waypoints

OCT001

Location: 35.0249557495117, -117.022407531738

Trail begins at N end of campground

OCT002

Location: 35.0271949768066, -117.02214050293

Veer R, staying along creekbed

OCT003

Location: 35.0299453735352, -117.023864746094

Stay R @ Y

OCT004

Location: 35.0326652526856, -117.024757385254

Climb over and around boulders in streambed

OCT005

Location: 35.0329551696777, -117.024406433105

Small cave: Pack headlamp to explore dark tunnel, which leads a short distance S to an overlook above the trail; continue up the canyon

OCT006

Location: 35.0334968566894, -117.025360107422

Canyon walls narrow

OCT007

Location: 35.0357322692871, -117.024467468262

Climb over two rock outcroppings

OCT008

Location: 35.0368041992188, -117.024658203125

Trail opens up into a small canyon with odd redrock formations

OCT009

Location: 35.0396842956543, -117.024826049805

Use caution climbing over big boulders

OCT010

Location: 35.0400810241699, -117.02466583252

Photo Op: Canyon walls hued in reds, blues, and greens

OCT011

Location: 35.0434684753418, -117.025215148926

Scramble over rough terrain and boulders

OCT012

Location: 35.0451393127441, -117.025451660156

Canyon splits open; good turnaround spot
Optional: Plethora of bushwhacking ops ahead