If you are looking for a remote-yet-close getaway for your family this weekend, KPCC's Deepa Fernandes has a recommendation: the Children's Forest
It's not far - just down the 210, up from San Bernardino on the 18.
The forest is in a town called Running Springs and it's part of the San Bernardino National Forest, and its for those families who love the outdoors but prefer a not too heavy hiking experience, especially with little ones in tow.
Deepa spoke to Take Two's A Martinez about it how it can give kids a hands-on lesson in the environment, as they explore the dry creek beds that remain after 5 years of drought.
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