Glen Helen Regional Park is a great place to spend time with your kids, located in San Bernardino, CA. With so much to see and do, you’re sure to find something that interests them. From the towering trees and meandering trails to the beautiful views of the San Bernardino Mountains and Lake Arrowhead, Glen Helen has something for everyone!
Some of the things you can do here with kids include:
This is a great place to go hiking. There are plenty of trails for all levels, from easy and flat, to difficult with steep inclines. This is a great way to get out and enjoy nature in the fresh air, exercise while walking or running with your kids, and explore.
One of our favorite things to do is rent bikes at the park’s Cycle Center (open Thursday through Monday) for an hour or two rides around one of their designated trails. You can choose from easy flat rides along Big Horn Ranch Road Loop Trail, all the way up to difficult technical mountain bike trails like Coal Canyon. This is also another fun way to be outside together as well as get some good exercise. There are even guided tours!
The views here at Glen Helen Regional Park can’t be beaten! Bring a camera and take lots of pictures as you explore the beautiful scenery around you! With so much greenery there’s no shortage of photo opportunities. You may even want to pack a picnic lunch as many visitors do this is often one of the most popular things to do with kids in California!
Kids love fishing almost as much as spending time outdoors camping. If your child wants to catch some fish while they’re out on their hike, we recommend bringing along an inexpensive rod and reel just in case! The lake has been stocked with trout so there’s a good chance they’ll be able to reel in something.
One great thing about Glen Helen is that they have several camping options available. From tent sites all the way up to RV hookups there are plenty of places for campers young & old alike. The park rangers are very helpful if you don’t know exactly which site would work best for your child(ren). Just ask