Pine Mountain Loop Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pine Valley, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Scenic hike. Not a "shaded" hike. On one ridge there is an area of pine trees to seek refuge on a hot day, we didn't go up to that area being that it was the last weekend of deer hunting and we were told that the hunters were in that area, next time.
I would like to hike through this trail to Cuyamaca next time. Park your vehicle at Pioneer Mail picnic site. Plenty of parking and vault type bathroom facilities. You need a parking pass to park there. ( 5 dollars), you can purchase one at the ranger office in Laguna.
Nice hike. Did it as part of the Laguna to Cuyamaca trek.