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San Bernardino Mountains
The San Bernardino Mountains are short transverse mountain range northeast of Los Angeles in southern California in the United States. The mountains run for approximately 60 mi (100 km) east-west on the southern edge of the Mojave Desert in southwestern San Bernardino County north of the city of San Bernardino. The range is separated from the San Gabriel Mountains to the west by Cajon Pass. The highest peaks in the range include San Bernardino Mountain (elevation 10,864 ft/3,311 m) and Mount San Gorgonio (elevation 11,490 ft/3,502 m), the highest peak in southern California. The shorter Little San Bernardino Mountains extend southeast from the range along the eastern side of the Coachella Valley
Most of the range is located within the San Bernardino National Forest . The San Gorgonio Wilderness is located in the southeast corner of the range. The range is the location of Big Bear Lake, Crestline and Lake Arrowhead, three popular recreational destinations in the Los Angeles area.
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