Banning Mountain Images
" From Edom to Banning, with trees popping up everywhere. Banning to Beaumont, with the fruit hanging all over the trees, and groceries all over the ground, and people all over everything " - Woodie Guthrie, Bound for Glory
Exploring Banning CA
Welcome to the Banning CA Image gallery and Information Guide. Our family moved to Banning in the 1961 when I was 6 years old. When I was 21 I moved up to Northern California. After 27 years circumstances brought me back to the San Gorgonio Pass area . Coming back after all of those years brought back fond memories of growing up. While some things have changed, most of Banning had stayed the same. Since moving back to Banning, I decided to photograph many of the the places I remember growing up, as well as the changes since I left. I hope those who have left for greener pastures remember our beautiful little town as I have, Ron Lakin
The City of Banning is located in the San Gorgonio Pass, between Mount San Jacinto to the south and Mount San Gorgonio on the north. Banning's population is around 60,00 and resides in Riverside County. The closest large cities would be Los Angeles to the west and San Diego to the south both 90 minutes away. The resort town of Palm Springs is only 25 miles to the east. You are only 45 minutes from Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains and 70 minutes to Big Bear in the San Gorgonio Mountains. You can visit Joshua Tree National Monument, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Disneyland, Newport Beach, Getty Museum and many more attractions in a day. You can even drive to Phoenix for the weekend as it is only 5 1/2 hours away. Check the Nearby Page for images and information on local attractions.
The areas of Banning - Central, East, West, North and South, on this website, are not the real city zones and are just used for navigating this website. The Central area would be the oldest parts of banning. The original main street would have been Livingston which can be found next to I 10. With the construction of the Highway the downtown moved to Ramsey St. The Neighborhoods Page has images and information on the business and residential areas in Banning.
Banning stagecoach town USA has their annual parade and rodeo in October. You can find images, information and links for many of the local gatherings like the summer concert program on the Events Page .
Did you know the movie "Tell Them Willie Boy was Here" was about a story at Gilman Ranch and Morongo. It starred Robert Redford in the original and Jason Momoa in the remake. You can find out more interesting facts with information links about Banning on the History Page.
Banning & Nearby Hikes
If you are looking for some beautiful easy to moderate hiking trails, check out our hiking guide. Over 50 hikes, mostly easy, near Banning. The website has Trail maps, directions and plenty of pictures and helpful tips.
Ron and Jan's Southern Ca Hiking Trails