Cahuilla Mountain Trail is a 2.5 mile out and back trail located near Anza, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Anza, CA: Follow Forest Road 6S22 to the Cahuilla Saddle, elevation 4,48O feet. The trail starts at the saddle.
Started hiking this trail as a kid. First run in 18 years today. Still sad that it burnt down, but nice to see it recovering.
After a 2 mile climb up a dirt road (I reccomend an suv but 4wd isn't necessary) there is a spot to park and start on the trailhead. Despite being just miles from neighborhoods, it is silent here. Although steep, the hike up is enjoyable, with many great views. The trail leads through many different ecosystems. There are several great spots to set up camp at the top.