Momyer Creek Trail to Robb's Peak is a 13.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Forest Falls, CA and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from July until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Dirt parking lot at the trail head with a portapotty. The lot and trail head are clearly marked. Rangers present and issuing tickets so have your wilderness pass visable
The beginning 2 or 3 miles are quite strenuous because it's a steady climb up on the side of the mountain facing the Forest Home area. You can summit Mt. San Gorgonio from this trail but it'll be a long day on the mountain and you'll need to connect to Falls creek trail at mile 2.7.
My wife and I did not go to Robbs peak but stayed overnight at Dobbs Camp. It was an awesome overnight place with a creek running through it for easy water refills. the hardest part of the trail is the 3 or so miles in the beginning that pretty much take you up up and more up. Stop at the Mill Creek ranger station on the way out and pick up a map ($10) and fill out a permit(free).
34701 Mill Creek Rd
Mentone, CA 92359
This is a great hike and Dobbs is an awesome place to stay the night. Be ready to be soar on your way out because of the climb but worth it for sure
Wow, this one really kicked my butt! The constant rate of incline was perhaps the hardest part, but over all it was a great trail! You start off by crossing the creek and or rocky river bed. Some water was still flowing through a narrow creek and it was ice cold. Then the first 2 miles or so you go in and out if the shade where the terrain has a more desert feel to it. Once in the forest it's got a lot more shade to work with. Then you will cross another creek which is also still flowing well. Then it's another 1.5-2 miles till you reach the fork that sends you on different trails. This was as far as we went. We went about 6.5 miles which was plenty. Also I picked up a small $10 map at the ranger station which was super helpful!
Dogs are allowed on leash!
Permit is required but it's free! Just call Miller Creek Ranger Station before you head out to make sure they still have permits available for that day. You can pick them up at the station same day.
Adventure pass required sometimes. When we went it wasn't but make sure to ask, the lady said it depends on what's going on up there.
Despite the negative remarks I read about this hike, I tried it out anyways. I thought it to be a pleasant hike. It was easy to follow, well maintained, and the trees provided plenty of shade. The only negative thing I could say is there's patched of cactus alongside the path for about 100 ft so if you bring dogs just be careful during that part. Both of my dogs ran off path and right through it to chase a lizard haha. They learned their lesson. I will definitely be hiking that trail again.
Good after Noon everyone, i completed Momyer Alger Creek Today, its straneous and decelent, please be sure to take enough food. I didnt see much wild life, but i saw huge pine coes. I hiked to Big Falls and took some nice pics, then after i headed up north the trail, i didnt reach the to op Anderson Mountain But i did get a nice view of the cities surrounding San Gorgonio Mountain. There was Fresh Show Due to heavy rain the day before, ps the water was freezing below 0 :) enjoy this place its a nice get away hike.
Ran up Momyer to Dobbs Camp this morning (June 17, 2012). Despite negative reviews it's a pretty good and clean trail. Looks like a lot of fallen trees have been cleaned up - I only encountered one blocking the trail. First two miles are the toughest - almost 2k ft gain makes it for a difficult run. Lots of change in scenery: through the woods, meadows, some sketchy ledges, creek crossings, etc. Definitely lots to see! I recommend going as early as possible as it gets warm quick. Only ran into one person over the two hour period.
Great trail but really really tough. I did not finish the entire route, made it just past Alger creek. Lots of snow so the route can be hard to follow in some areas. Snowshoes came in handy closer to the creek. Beutiful views but not for the fait of heart, lots and lots and lots of steep incline. If you are looking for a good trail that is in no way crowded and dont mind the workout...go for it! The trailhead can be seen easily from the road. i followed the directions on Alltrails map and it took me the wrong way. the trail head is just past a small church.