Agua Tibia Full Loop Trail

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Agua Tibia Full Loop Trail is a 19.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Temecula, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, birding, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

19.8 miles 3835 feet Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 months ago

12.8 miles is an understatement.....the full loop is 20.1 miles. Brings tons of water! My camelback was empty with 5 miles to go, a pretty uncomfortable feelings. Starting on the right trail it's a tad bit more challenging than the left. But nonetheless, my favorite local hike. Beautiful, scenic, and not too much trail traffic. Took 8.5 hours total.

geocaching
4 months ago

Great one night backpacking trail. Started up Dripping Springs Trail at noon. Camped at junction of Palomar McGee and Wild Horse Trail w/beautiful views. Went down Wildhorse as sun rose and finished at 11am.

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty good trail to train on. The sun is a factor, and it has a decent grade. It's all single track with rocky terrain, so no mountain bikers. I saw a snake on the trail ( harmless) and a raven circled over me on my way back. There were also flowering plants on the trail with some good views towards the top. When you get to the top it intersects with another trail which is another 10 miles I think. If you turn around at that point it will be s 14 mile hike. It costs $5 to park if you don't have an adventure pass, but it's a good trail to train on.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked Agua Tibia Loop in one Day! Full loop Is said to be 20miles not 13; Nevertheless, finished in 7.5 hours. Started on Wild Horse Trail, seems as if starting on Dripping Springs would be harder, not sure though. Recommend it, However, not for The Faint at Heart Hiker.

hiking
8 months ago

Very fun walk up a great incline. Great scenery and great fun want to do the whole hike next time only went 6 miles but still very fun

hiking
9 months ago

Did the whole Dripping Springs Wild Horse loop including Eagle Crag. Camped out at the summit. Great trail. Hardly saw anyone at all, but did see some cougar tracks towards the summit. Awesome hike with seriously unbelievable views.

hiking
1 year ago

Completed the loop today and the heat was intense! Great views and well-maintained trail. Bring plenty of water and start early.

hiking
1 year ago

Awesome trail! Nothing too crazy here, just a nice and typical California hike. Gorgeous rolling hills, a bunch of dried up river beds, nice rock formations, and some sick wildlife. It's a longer trail, but nothing to rough for beginner or moderate hikers if they just cut the trip short. SUPER easy to find the trail head, which makes it packed beyond belief on weekends. Bring your essentials, and you'll be solid! Happy Hiking :-)

2 years ago

Was an awesome hike. Me and my wife hiked it in 9.5 hours.

Advice bring lots of water and food, and start early.

hiking
3 years ago

One of the tougher hikes I've done. Trail not overly steep, just turned out to be hot (95-100 degrees vice forecast of 76 degrees). Planning to overnight on Aqua Tibia mountain but the bugs were fierce (DEET seemed to have no affect on deer flies) and heat was intense. Brought 7 liters of water but was going through it fast in the heat. Couldn't breathe with your mouth open or you would inhale bugs. Decided to make the loop in one day so as not to run out of water and escape bugs. Made for a long day and a few blisters, but overall awesomely beautiful country. Lots of wild life.

ice climbing
4 years ago

its awesome

hiking
4 years ago

Nice trail but a lot of loose rocks. It's almost all up hill, and not a lot of shade. Bring water but it's worth the hike very nice trail!

hiking
4 years ago

Very tough trail. When we hiked the loop much of it was over grown and required bushwacking to make it through. Views were amazing and after leaving dripping springs trail we saw no one else. Very few people complete the entire loop.