Spitler Peak Trail is a 12.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Center, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Currently (August 16, 2014), this trail is closed due to fire damage in June 2013. http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/sbnf/recreation
Did this hike back in 2011. It was a very rewarding hike with incredible views at the top overlooking Lake Hemet in one direction and the entire Coachella Valley in the other. I was sad to see that fire had destroyed the area. I hope it will be reopened and restored some day in the future do others can enjoy this great hike.
This trail is closed due to fire damage.