Mount San Jacinto
Lake Fulmor | Idyllwild
Banning residents have enjoyed the stunning views and access to mount San Jacinto for many years. While there are only 2 areas listed here, dozens of trails, creeks and valleys are here to explore. Serious adventurers can take the 2 day hike over to the Palm Springs Tramway.
Lake Fulmor is only about 20 minutes from Banning, just follow San Gorgonio Ave south. While fishing isn't as good as it use to be, there are plenty of picnic areas and hiking. The lake can freeze over in the winter, but it hasn't been cold enough in the past few years.
The mountain town of Idyllwild has stayed the same for many years. There are lots of shops, restaurants, lodging available. Chains are required during winter months.