Momyer Creek Trail to Dobbs Cabin is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Forest Falls, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Fun little out and back hike. Even better is to do this as a one night backpack trip. We did this in October and the evening temperatures were cool (40's). The trail starts in a rocky parking lot (that does NOT require an adventure pass of Fall 2015). You walk across the be rocky bed of Rattlesnake Creek and then find the trailhead next to the brown sign that is clearly visible. The path bears to the right and then up the hill for 1800 feet gain in 3 miles which is moderately strenuous. The trail is on the south side of the mountain, so this might be hot on a very hot day, but there are oak groves along the first 3 miles to give you a break. This the high point and the trail goes up and down the contour lines until the end. You'll pass the San Gorgonio Wilderness sign and soon thereafter reach the junction labeled for San Bernardino Peak to the left which leads 4+ miles and 3000 feet more to the ridge. Instead, continue straight. The trail continues though oaks and pines with pretty redwoods in the canyons. At Mile 4 you reach Alger Creek Camp when the main trail drops down to a "t" with the Alger Creek Camp noted as being 1/8 mile to the right. The Momyer trail, however continues up to the left, crossing the stream within 20 yards. The trail continues another 1-1/2 miles to the junction with the trail to Plummer Meadow. Somewhere in here you pass some wood debris and rusted metal roofing. Is this Dobb's Cabin? Dunno. Keep right at the Saxton/Plummer junction, and the trail turns around the nose of the ridge and dives into the canyon to the Campground. The trail is at times sketchy here with loose soil, so be careful. The trail keeps dropping to the creek, and the campground is on the other side of the creek with many great campsites. Reportedly, the actual cabin is a few logs at the lower end of the campground, but we didn't see it! The return round is the same.
Great trail! We didn't go to Dobbs Cabin. Instead we turned around at Alger Creek, which is about 4 miles from the trailhead. It combines open and shade routes along the way which is perfect. Great scene!
Just don't forget to get the permit for San Gorgonio Wilderness. You can get it online at San Gorgonio Wilderness Association website. The national forest adventure pass is required for parking!
Great trail, views, water and big ol trees.. what more could you ask for!
It's a great trail with amazing views. Don't forget your adventure pass for your car at the trailhead or your permit to enter San Gorgonio Wilderness. You cross into the Wilderness 3 miles in.
it was awesome trail I feel it was little easier than I thought it would be. camped out there and traveled back next day.
The trails are narrow but well worn with some obstacles like fallen trees throughout. The incline is steady with no dramatic ups and downs. Be sure to have an adventure pass if parking and a wilderness pass from the ranger station.