Noble Canyon Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews
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Noble Canyon Trail is a 19.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pine Valley, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

19.9 miles 3346 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

snow

Directions from Pine Valley, CA: Nobel Canyon Trail is accessed from Noble Canyon Trailhead located off Pine Creek Road north of Interstate 8 near Laguna Jct.

hiking
1 month ago

nice trail well maintained. just be careful of the mountain bikers. it's 10 mils one way.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

Backpacked this trail last weekend. Started at the Noble Canyon Trailhead in Pine Valley. It was hot in Pine Valley but cooled off as I ascended. A great ascent, going from essentially desert (lots of yucca and some cactus), across the Pine Valley Creek, into oak forest, and then ultimately in pine forest. The gnats were really bad down near the water! Bring bug spray! I turned off towards the top of Noble Canyon Trail to Big Laguna Trail to camp at Laguna Mountain Campground. Camped for the weekend and then hiked back down to Pine Valley - where it was about 96 degrees! Used 2 liters of water. About 5 hours for the ascent, and 4 hours on the descent. Not too bad...considering this was essentially my first backpacking experiencing in 25 years, and carrying a 40-lb. pack! :)

4 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

6 months ago

awesome!!

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

one of the best trails.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

One of the most beautiful hikes in the Laguna Mtns. It's mostly under tree cover, so great to do on the warmer days. It has a gradual elevation gain and loss, making it more of a long leisure hike. Listen for the frogs croaking in late spring and look carefully along the trail to find wild strawberries growing throughout the summer as well!

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

mountain biking
9 months ago

Super fun single track from pine forest loam to high desert rock gardens!

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Great hike with many changes in scenery. Be aware around the 9th mile when you are at a huge boulder to go right. It will be awhile before you see a trail marker. We went left down hill and had to backtrack adding a couple miles to the hike.

mountain biking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

I found the trail to be in the moderate range. There were quite a few mountain bikers that didn't use the bells on their bikes. The bathrooms were in good condition and it was really beautiful. when I put the location in Google maps it was a bit deceptive on the trail head.