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San Gorgonio Wilderness
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)

San Gorgonio range from the Dry Lake campground
Location San Bernardino / Riverside counties, California, USA
Nearest city Cherry Valley, California
Coordinates 34°06′02″N 116°49′43″W / 34.10056°N 116.82861°W / 34.10056; -116.82861Coordinates: 34°06′02″N 116°49′43″W / 34.10056°N 116.82861°W / 34.10056; -116.82861
Area 94,702-acre (383.2 km2)[1]
Established 1964
Governing body United States Forest Service / Bureau of Land Management

San Gorgonio Wilderness is the home of some great hiking, backpacking and several 10,000+ feet peaks, including the highest peak in Southern California — Mount San Gorgonio (11,499 ft/3,505 m). The United States Congress designated the San Gorgonio Wilderness in 1964. By 1984, it expanded to 23,720 acres (96 km2). In 1994, it was further expanded with additional BLM lands and it now has a total of 94,702 acres (383 km2).[1] It is located in the San Bernardino mountains in Southern California and managed jointly by the San Bernardino National Forest, the BLM, and the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association.


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