CA Mountain Paradise


At an elevation of just over 6,000 feet and just above the city of San Bernardino, CA east of the city of Los Angeles in the San Bernardino mountains lies the rural community of Running Springs, CA, a mountain paradise. This community is all private property located within the boundaries of the San Bernardino National Forest and a major gateway to the mountain communities of Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear – both popular California destinations.

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Smiley Park is located within the boundaries of Running Springs. Smiley Park is owned by the Smiley Park Country Club, a non-profit homeowners association. This association, comprised of all of the property owners of Smiley Park, owns all of the land and leases it to individual property owners. As a new owner, you would get a fresh 99 year lease that automatically renews as long as you lease the property so no worries there.

If you have questions or just want to buy, please contact us via the Seller Information at the top of the right hand column.


And, in 2007, there was a wildfire that destroyed some of the homes in Smiley Park. The good news is that it had never happened before and now that all the dead brush has been cleared it is unlikely to happen again.  The foliage has pretty much bounced back as you can see in the pictures – all taken after the fire and the area has rebounded to its former beauty.


Smiley Park itself is also rebounding to its former glory as well with the end of the recession and the improving economy. You can’t deny the beauty of this mountain paradise or its proximity to the LA basin. The mountain views are spectacular and some say you can even see Catalina island. Ahhhhh, the fresh air, the scenery, the silence.


If you have questions or just want to buy, please contact us via the Seller Information at the top of the right hand column.

Property Details

The property we have for you here today is approximately 2/3 of an acre on the downslope side of Panorama Rd. well inside the park. Being on the downslope side of the road is a plus because it usually allows you the ability to drive right into your property without having to go uphill. And the views out the back are amazing.

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You see the approximate location of the property in the picture above and a view from Panorama Rd. down and across the property below. The lot slopes down to a small creek below the property which flows towards generous views of the mountains beyond. This is beautiful mountain living and worlds away from the urban sprawl below. (See assessor map below)


There are currently no utilities to the property but water and electricity are available in the park. The homeowners association can probably guide you as to the best solutions for the location of this lot.

So here you have a secluded mountain retreat within less than a couple of hours from LA. A place to get away from it all. And don’t forget the proximity to Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear. This is a great opportunity with prices rising. Don’t miss out!


If you have questions or just want to buy, please contact us via the Seller Information at the top of the right hand column.

We want you to be 100% satisfied so please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.


Listing Type: Vacant Cabin Lot
Price: $19,995
Closing costs:
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County: San Bernardino
Address: 73 Panorama Rd
City: Running Springs
State: CA
ZIP: 92382
APN#: 0296-101-36-Z-016
Legal Description:
Size: .66 Acres
Dimensions: 120' x 250' approx.
Roads: Paved
Utilities: none
Taxes and Dues: $400/yr. HOA $340 quarter
Terrain: Mountainous, sloping
Zoning Info: Residential

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