San Mateo Canyon Trail

HARD 2 reviews

San Mateo Canyon Trail is a 14 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Elsinore, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

14.0 miles 1351 feet Out & Back



nature trips



wild flowers


Directions from Temecula, CA: Travel Interstate 15 to the Clinton Keith Road exit and go west, then south on Tenaja Road for a total of 9.9 miles. Turn right on Rancho California Road (FS 7S01). Continue 5 miles to trailhead.

1 month ago

not that hard until the end. 90 percent was moderate, the last section was difficult because of the incline but very doable for most people with breaks.

7 months ago

This was fun!