Scotts Cabin Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Scotts Cabin Trail is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Aguanga, CA that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

3.1 miles 702 feet Loop

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1.2 miles each way. Easy to moderate, with up and downhill slopes each way. Lots of wildlife, tree cover and birdlife. Bug spray a must. Trail narrow in areas. Poison oak present. Very beautiful trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved it! Did this hike twice once in June and the other in July-lots of shade so heat was not in issue. Lots of bugs! Beautiful area!! Will return again and again.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

A beautiful hike through very old oak trees and incense cedars. Nicely shaded, tons of deer, wild turkey, woodpeckers and red hawks. Mosquitos in warmer weather, so bring bug spray. See boulders with mortar holes (think mortar and pestle) created 600 yrs ago by Leusenio indians, grinding acorns.
Such a beautiful and peaceful place to hike. Bring water and sensible hiking footwear.

hiking
2 years ago

Easy stroll.i like how shady it is and the trees are pretty. Just follow the path and its easy enough. The trees ate full of woodpecker acorns, kinda cool picture to take.

2 years ago

We go hiking in Palomar quite often. Hike is easy. Also very easy to get it confused with the other three trails along the way. This is the only trail we hiked in Palomar we're we actually saw something living besides the birds and some scared rabbits.

hiking
2 years ago

This hike was a nice one. I was really surprised to find that Scott's cabin is only an area with a bunch of logs, nothing that resembles a cabin in any way.

The hike has an incline that would not be recommended for beginners, but if you're up for a challenge, why not?!

The best part of this hike was witnessing a family of deer trotting away just a few feet before us--that was quite amazing!

hiking
3 years ago

It really is just a bunch of logs don't expect a cabin or anything resembling one. The first part of the trail is all up hill and then tapers off a bit and becomes easier. We saw several deer, birds, and squirrels everywhere. You also get some great views of the mountain.

hiking
3 years ago

First off, Scott's Cabin itself is a bunch of logs laying on the ground and each other. And the hike up the mountain goes up, just up, there aren't many switch backs to ease the initial ascent. Beyond that this was a lovely trail with a view of orange turned ferns on a sloping hillside, a clean cut area and then some logs at Scott's Cabin to sit on.

On the way back down, we came back down the same way we went up, we say a small group of deer along the trail!

hiking
4 years ago