The trailhead (5,960′) leaves from behind the Camp Angelus Fire Station at Angelus Oaks. Stay to the right up the dirt road 300 yards. The parking is limited and very full on weekends. may need to park farther down on 38 = east of Angelus Oakes big pull out on the left and dirt pull out on the right after the bridge.
Columbine Camp is 4.7 miles from the trailhead just beyond Manzanita Flats. The camp is to the right (south) of the trail and .7 mile and 300 vertical feet below it.
Two miles beyond Columbine Springs Junction is Limber Pine Bench Camp (9,200′). Water is obtained from a spring .3 mile beyond the camp. Check on interactive map (wilderness permit page) for water availability.
Two and two-tenths miles further beyond Limber Pine Camp located on the San Bernardino Peak Divide Trail is San Bernardino (10,624′) and San Bernardino East Peaks.
The San Bernardino Peak Trail and the Divide Trail both offer outstanding views in all directions. The flatlands of the Inland Empire lay nearly 10,000 vertical feet below Limber Pine Camp and the trail above.