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Nestled within the San Bernardino National Forest, the 1N09 Recreational Shooting Sites offer dedicated enthusiasts a safe place to practice target shooting. However, it’s essential for visitors to be aware that shooting is permissible only in designated and signed areas and can be subject to restrictions due to fire danger ratings.

Status: As of 9/17/2023, recreational shooting at this site has been temporarily halted due to high fire restrictions, and this order will remain in place until 01/31/2024.

Operational Hours: Day Use ONLY.

Access & Restrictions:

  • A U.S. Adventure Pass ($5/day, $30/year) or Interagency Passes are necessary for vehicles parked at the staging area.
  • It’s essential for visitors to call the Activity/PAL Level number DAILY to determine how long recreational shooting is permissible.
  • Only street-legal vehicles are allowed on Forest Service Road 1N09; OHV routes, Green Sticker, and Red Sticker vehicles are prohibited.
  • This area practices a ‘Pack It In/Pack It Out’ policy, urging visitors to leave no trace and pack out everything they bring.


  • Closest towns: Highland, Running Springs
  • Water: Not available
  • Restroom: Not available
  • Information Center: Head Quarters Office 1-909-382-2600

Directions: Accessible through various maps including Apple Maps, Google Maps, Here WeGo, MapquestOpenStreetMap, and Waze.

Visitor Feedback: Strengths:

  • The area is regarded as one of the best shooting spots in Southern California, offering multiple shooting locations.
  • The site is sufficiently distant from the freeway, ensuring safety.
  • The natural beauty of the location makes it an excellent getaway spot.

Areas for Improvement:

  • Several visitors noted the presence of litter and discarded casings, emphasizing the importance of cleaning up after oneself.
  • Road access can vary, sometimes requiring four-wheel drive or high-clearance vehicles, especially after rainfall or if the trail hasn’t been recently leveled.
  • While the area is mostly deemed safe, there’s no supervision. Self-awareness and safety measures are essential, especially as there’s zero cell coverage in some spots.
  • Some visitors experienced safety concerns due to the layout and the actions of other shooters.



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