Morgan Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Morgan Trail is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Corona, CA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

9.9 miles 1322 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running


horseback riding




wild flowers


no dogs

Directions from Lake Elsinore, CA: Travel southwest on Highway 74 to Killen Road (6S07). The trailhead is located on Killen Road 2.8 miles south of Ortega Highway (Hwy. 74). Ample parking available.

1 month ago

Loved it!

1 month ago

4 months ago

It's a nice easy hike, very quiet down in the creek canyon. Watch out for poison oak.

4 months ago

Hiked from Main Divide trail head to bear canyon. Saw only one other hiker all day. Very nice views of canyon and meadows.

5 months ago

I would say this is an easy-moderate trail. A lot of terrain variety as you pass through oak groves on your way up to the higher points with tall scrub and grasses. Some really great views of the other peaks. We staged cars and started at the trailhead and ended at the candy store, which is a really nice treat at the end of a hike.

7 months ago

Great shady areas with a terrain that is interesting and somewhat challenging. Good hike!

10 months ago

Fairly easy, enough shade and lots of trees not such a huge incline but the trail is really bad at some points, my ankles starting hurting and your steps are at a 45 degree angle stepping on the outs of your feet. The trail is wide enough but lots of smaller trenches, hard to explain I don't really know how horses can make it up there! But easy trail! Check it out. Oh and don't think your lost while driving up the mountain it's about 5 more minutes of drive once your Gps has indicated your arrival, so keep going don't turn around.

11 months ago

1 year ago

Nice trail. Not many uphill and downhill sections but a nice hike nonetheless. Shady in about 1/3 of the trail. I started at the Bear Canyon Trail by the candy store and hiked out to the end of Morgan at Killen Road. You can also get to this trail from Killen Road and hike in to the candy store or even make a left at Bear Canyon and go to 4 Corners, and if you have the energy, Sitton Peak. Lots of flowers in bloom and the hike was nice but started getting pretty hot around noon. I did a total of 11.3 miles (using MapMyHike app) and took 3 hours and 47 minutes. If you go out to the end of the trail at the Morgan Trailhead at Killen Road there is a picnic table and if you cross the road get a nice view of Lake Elsinore. I also had to move out of the way, pretty quickly, for two horseback riders but they were very cordial.

2 years ago

Did this trail as a point to point hike going from Morgan trailhead to Four Corners and made that a loop and then back out to Ortega Hwy via the bottom half of the Bear Canyon loop. :) Great day and 9.5 miles hiked. :)

5 years ago

Really lovely trail. I felt it was more shaded then most other trails in the Cleveland Nat'l Forest especially once you get down from the parking area maybe about 1/4 mile into the trip. A lot of trees at that point for a while as you follow the canyon/stream. TONS of flies and mosquitos though FYI. There was a lot of poison oak at one point which prevented me from going any further but next time I'll go during the fall and wearing pants. Sadly I also saw the remains of a house cat on the trail which was likely from a coyote, VERY smelly and flies all around it.