Constance Peak stands at 6645 feet and is a little prominent peak that sits in front of the San Bernardino Ridge. It overlooks the the upper Santa Ana River drainage system. It has fine views of all the middle San Bernardino Mountain Range peaks, especially rugged Keller Peak. 1N12 Thomas Hunting Ground Road leads is a well maintained scenic fireroad that leads up to Constance. Constance Peak is a nice warm up to add to other rides in the Big Bear Lake area, a good example would be Onyx Peak and/or Lightning Gulch Point.
Trail DescriptionRide up this road keep right at the first and second forks, and left at the third. After about a 1.5 miles you reach a saddle where there is parking off to the side of the road. The route is the firbreak ridgeline to the south of the parking area. The firebreak is a little steep for riding up but once on the ridge it is possible to ride again. The ridge does a short roller coaster to the summit of Constance. There is some brush in the final section leading to the rocky summit.
Getting ThereTake I-10 east past San Bernardino to the Orange Street exit onto SR 38.
Go a block east, turn left and go 0.5 mile to Lugonia Avenue. Turn right onto SR 38 and continue east. Take SR 38 for 20 miles until reaching Angelus Oaks. Just pass the shopping centers on the left is a dirt road 1N12, Thomas Hunting Ground Road. Park off to the side of the road.
When to Bike & External Links1N12 can be ridden year round but there may be rare closures along SR 38 due to adverse weather or fire.
You will need a Adventure Pass for parking at the turnout.
For camping information and current conditions go to the San Bernardino National Forest for current conditions website.