Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail Idyllwild Fern Valley San Bernardino National Forest Humber Park hike San Jacinto Mountains
The San Jacinto Mountains are a steep rugged mountain range full of challenging trails that put hikers to the test... Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail is not one of those trails. This leisurely alternative is 5.2 miles round trip with 675 rolling feet of elevation change. The gradual and enjoyable dirt single track overlooks the mountain community of Idyllwild and is appropriate for hikers of all... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 8, 2019
Indian Mountain hike San Bernardino National Forest San Jacinto Mountains Trail California
The 6-mile round trip hike to Indian Mountain starts from a convenient trailhead on Route 243, the main road between Banning and Idyllwild. While San Jacinto Peak is the blockbuster summit in the San Jacinto Mountains, this Indy is a crowd pleaser too, requiring a feature-length time commitment of two to three hours to hike to and from the 5,790-foot summit. The hike follows a wide dirt road... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 12, 2017
Palomar Mountain Observatory Trail Palomar Observatory Cleveland National Forest Observatory Campground hike to Palomar Observatory hike San Diego County Palomar Mountains hike Mendenhall Valley Overlook
Within the Cleveland National Forest on Palomar Mountain is a trail through a pleasant woodland that has broad valley vistas en route to a world-renowned destination. What more could you want? Strap on your hiking boots and set out up Observatory Trail, which is 2.2 miles long from point to point with 700 feet of elevation gain. The trail starts at Observatory Campground and ends just... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 16, 2017
Observatory Campground Cleveland National Forest Palomar Mountain San Diego County tent camping Southern California
Observatory Campground is a 42-site campground in the Palomar Mountains near San Diego County's famed Palomar Observatory. The astronomically accommodating Cleveland National Forest campground is the start of Observatory Trail, which ascends to Palomar Observatory. Observatory Campground is open from April through October and is suitable for tents or RVs. Fire rings, charcoal grills,... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 7, 2019
Indian Flats Trail to East ForK San Luis Rey River hike Warner Springs Cleveland National Forest Indian Flats Campground creek hiking
Located in the Cleveland National Forest near Warner Springs, The live oak-shaded Indian Flats Campground is the start of a short trail to a trickling river fork. It is a 0.5-mile round trip hike from the campground down to the East Fork of the San Luis Rey River, which flows down a mountain slope covered in granite boulders filled with interesting pools and passageways to explore. It is... Read more.
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Distance: 0.5 miles · Elevation change: 75 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018