Santa Rosa Yellow Post Sites

San Jacinto Ranger District

San Bernardino National Forest

Free Camping near Santa Rosa & San Jacinto National Monument

Santa Rosa Yellow Post Sites are a series of fifteen (15) campsites, each marked by a yellow post, all situated along Santa Rosa Truck Trail, near the peak of Santa Rosa Peak. These sites are managed by San Jacinto Ranger District of San Bernardino National Forest as free campsites. Each campsite is restricted to a single party of campers, with no more than eight (8) persons and two vehicles. All sites are first come, first serve, no reservations.


San Jacinto Ranger District

San Bernardino National Forest

San Jacinto Ranger District Office:

Tel: (909) 382-2921


GPS: 33.53631,-116.47434

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 14 days

Amenities: Fire rings, picnic tables

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Santa Rosa Yellow Post Sites, San Bernardino NF

These fifteen (15) yellow post sites are all located along Santa Rosa Truck Trail, close to Santa Rosa Peak. The truck trail requires a 4WD vehicle. Small trailers are okay, but any trailer longer than 20 feet is just not going to make it due to hairpin turns and steep inclines.

All sites are small, suited only for cars, vans, and pickup trucks. Water is available only at Santa Rosa Spring Yellow Post Site 3 & 4, the only restroom is located near Yellow Post Sites 10 – 14. Trash containers are not provided.

How Crowded: These sites tend to remain unoccupied due to being lesser known, and due to being limited to 4WD vehicles.

How Noisy or Peaceful: These sites offer a lot of solitude and quiet, particularly sites #1, 2, 5, 10, and 11, which are all single sites. The others are multiple site locations.

Cellular Phone Signal: AT&T tends to come in fairly well, Verizon and T-Mobile not so much.

Road Conditions: Santa Rosa Truck Trail is dirt, rutted, and bumpy. There are steep inclines and hairpin turns. 4WD is required. Small, high clearance trailers are okay.

Amenities Within Campground: Just picnic tables and fire rings.

Cost of Camping: It’s free to camp at these sites, first come, first serve.

Campfires: Campfires are allowed during certain times when fire restrictions have been lifted. Otherwise, the entire State of California requires a campfire permit, which are free, and can be obtained online from CalFire Campfire Website.

Download Related Documents

Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Map & Brochure - US Forest Service & Bureau of Land Management, 2023

Motor Vehicle Use Map, San Jacinto Ranger District - San Bernardino National Forest, 2023

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