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. The Wildlands Conservancy developed a group campground on the property for our family camping program that teaches urban families the fundamentals of camping.


The donation of Bearpaw Reserve to TWC has prevented road building to pristine wild areas supported by the conservation community for the expansion of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. The donation of this property also prevented plans for a recreational vehicle resort in Mill Creek Canyon.


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. The Wildlands Conservancy purchased these 3 peaks to prevent road building to private inholdings within the San Bernardino National Forest.


Access to the Reserve is limited.

Please email mountainpreserves@twc-ca.org for information and permisison to enter. ALLOW UP TO FIVE BUSINESS DAYS FOR APPROVAL.

38801 Valley of the Falls Dr.
Forest Falls, CA 92339
(909) 790-3698
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