Hurkey Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Center, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
I would call ahead. Nothing indicated trail was closed( including the forest service website) but after 3/4 mile up the trail it was closed. So our trip was very short. It was ok as far as the trail itself, easy, but mostly looking at semi-dead scrub the whole time.
Update! The 7 mile loop is OPEN! The front gate will hand you a map upon request. Starts out with a sufferfest mini rock garden climb but Totally WORTH It DUDE. will post a map here in the photos section. the meadows we went through was picturesque to say the least. Will come back soon.
Loved this trail! yes it's only a mile out and back but one year into Mountain Biking I can't complain really, technical climbing and descending for sure, I'm sure there's other trails here and I'm gonna find them! Coming back soon.
Camped with our 8yr old cub scouts and took short hike during down time. Couldnt find The official trail as it's marked on this app but found another path that followed near by. We entered between sites 97 & 98, and took the wash til we hit this path and followed north. The path veers around a barbed wire fence but joins back up. In 15 min we hit a little summit between large boulders at 0.6 miles from the campsites, then turned back due to time constraints. Boys loved it as did the parents. The trail still continued and more trails in area.
Fun easy hike . We ended up doing about 5 miles all uphill for the first 2.5 then we turned back because we lost any shade and it was over 85 degrees
But relatively easy. Sad that there was a fire so a lot of great hiking trails are closed
Fun easy hike, went out with the kids, they had a great time.