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Bee Canyon Truck Trail

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Other Names

San Bernardino National Forest, San Jacinto Ranger District, San Jacinto Ridge, Indian Mountain, Idyllwild

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the San Bernardino National Forest features about 20 miles of easy to moderately challenging forest service roads that form several forks. All vehicle types are permitted but the area is especially popular with the dual sport and 4x4 crowd.

The terrain ranges from smooth to rugged hard pack with sandy washes that wind through narrow canyons. There are several creek crossings and a small waterfall that makes for a nice picnic area. To reach the waterfall from Bee Canyon follow San Jacinto Ridge east about nine miles.

The trails are open year-round but may close on short notice during and after poor weather conditions, so check with the ranger station before heading out. During the winter months be prepared to encounter some snow as you go up in elevation.

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Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 10/1 to 5/31
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesResidents of any state not listed must purchase a Nonresident OHV Use Permit. (AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
PermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
2 Stroke EnginesCertain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
MX Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
Rule Enforcement


Approx Size12,800 acres (20 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2000 to 5000 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has some trees.Some
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has mostly roads.Mostly
ShadeThis national forest has some shaded areas.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Shell (909) 927-1046
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Shell (909) 927-1046
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)Thousand Trails RV Resort and Campground (951) 659-4137
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)Thousand Trails RV Resort and Campground (951) 659-4137
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)Thousand Trails RV Resort and Campground (951) 659-4137
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (NE)Stone Creek Campground (800) 444-7275
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Shell (909) 927-1046




Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityHemet, CA
Address47962 State Hwy 74, Hemet, CA 92544
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Hemet, CA
1) Take US-74 East about 8.5 miles
2) Turn left (north) onto paved road then immediate left onto dirt road, trail begins here.


Contact InfoSan Bernardino National Forest - Idyllwild Ranger Station
54270 Pine Crest
Idyllwild, CA 92549
(909) 382-2921


Bee Canyon Trail Photo

Bee Canyon Truck Trail

Photo Submitted 10/19/2015 (Thanks!)

Bee Canyon Trail Photo

Bee Canyon Truck Trail

Photo Submitted 10/19/2015 (Thanks!)

Bee Canyon Trail Photo

Bee Canyon Truck Trail

Photo Submitted 12/27/2015 (Thanks!)

Bee Canyon Trail Photo

Bee Canyon Truck Trail

Photo Submitted 5/16/2016 (Thanks!)

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