Bearpaw Reserve is 600 acres of steep, spectacular mountains with a seasonal 110 foot waterfall. Vegetation includes incense cedars, ponderosa and coulter pine, chaparral, and oracle oaks—a rare hybrid between black oaks and canyon oaks. The secluded north facing slopes have the secretive, rarely seen, flying squirrels and southern spotted owls. Due to access challenges, the reserve is primarily used for environmental programs. For the last ten years, TWC has provided free use of the Wilshire Peak Lodge at Bearpaw Preserve for youth programs and environmental organization retreats. The Wildlands Conservancy developed a group campground on the property for our family camping program that teaches urban families the fundamentals of camping
Special parking arrangements are made for group hikes and peak baggers seeking to climb Galena Peak (9324’), Wilshire Peak (8700’), and Birch Mountain (7826’) by calling (909) 790-3698.
These three peaks were purchased by TWC to prevent road building to private in holdings within the San Bernardino National Forest. TWC supports the expansion of San Gorgonio Wilderness to include these peaks.
The Reserve is off of Highway 38 in Forest Falls. Visitors must exercise caution when exiting and entering the highway as many cars continue on Valley of the Falls Road from Highway 38 at great speeds.
38801 Valley of the Falls Dr.
Forest Falls, CA 92339