Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
National Forest: San Bernardino National Forest
Length: 67.0 mi / 107.8 km
Time to Allow: About 1.5 hours
This route showcases a scenic forested island along the southern California desert divide. Traveling from a desert oasis to snow-peaked mountains, this route is unparalled in the array of wild land beauty offered.
This route is within two hours driving times from the Los Angeles metropolis. The scenic byway is an excellent opportunity to introduce non-traditional forest users to the recreational opportunities of the national forest.
Palms to Pines Scenic Byway offers a full variety of ecosystems in the Lower Sonoran region. From clusters of desert palms to high country conifer forests and snow-capped mountains, experience a contrast of ecosystems within a short distance. Admire fantastic views of the urbanized valley floor below, craggy mountains, and the San Gorgonio Wilderness area to the north on the Banning Pass section of the byway.
The following byway is part of the designated byway Palms to Pines Scenic Byway: