|Elevation||776 m (2,546 ft)|
|Topo map||USGS Perris|
The range forms the eastern flank of the Lake Perris reservoir. Bernasconi Pass separates the range into two parts: the Bernasconi Hills North and the Bernasconi Hills South. The western end of the pass is now closed due to the lake. A monument in the pass recognizes that Juan Bautista de Anza and his expedition, the first Europeans to visit the area, traveled through the pass in March 1774.
Parts of the range are within the Lake Perris State Recreation Area. The rocky terrain is a recognized site for the sport of bouldering. Enthusiasts of the sport refer to the area as the Bernasconi Ridge.
The hills and the pass were named for Bernardo Bernasconi, a native of Switzerland, who purchased 284 acres (1.15 km2) of land around the hills from Joseph Wolfskill and established a sheep ranch named Sulpher Springs Ranch.
- Fry, Craig. Southern California Bouldering Guide, Morris Book Publishing, 1995.
- Gunther, Jane Davies. Riverside County, California, Place Names; Their Origins and Their Stories, 1984. Card Number 84-72920.