hiking
5 days ago

This trail offers a more direct path to the top of El Cajon Mountain. It involves climbing the south ridge of the mountain and walking a path to the peak. Climbing the ridge is the hardest part about this trail and the climbing gets harder as you approch the top of the ridge. Once on top its smooth sailing to the peak. I did not need to use any rope. wear pants because the trail up the ridge is filled with razor grass and other sharp pants

hiking
1 month ago

horseback riding
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Lots of switchback and interesting history. Watch out for snakes.

This is a dangerous trail for mountain bikes. But great steep incline. The trail has a ton loose rocks and dirt. Should only be a hiking trail.

4 months ago

parked cars at either end and hiked the trail going towards el Monte park. very nice trail pretty views of the valley.

Really enjoyed the sound of the horses neighing while going up and finding new treasures.

geocaching
4 months ago

Used 2 cars with a buddy and started from the top so all downhill for us. hike it when it's cooler. More enjoyable. The flume has an interesting history. read about it.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

At El Monte Park there was no place to park until after 8 AM including beside the road as that was all posted as no parking. There is one parking lot across the road from the park which was free once the gate was opened. The trail was well maintained and was an actual foot trail; not an abandoned road called a trail. The beginning is a fairly steep grade that switchbacks. There is a historic marker at about 1 mile. A nice view of a tunnel used as part of the flume system there. I went up to the summit and continued until the trail ended at Creek Hills Rd. among new gigantic houses. An earlier start could be made from this point as there are no gates. I went back to the first historic marker and followed the trail westbound, where the flume actually ran. I saw two more historical markers then the trail is overgrown, but easy to find. I continued quite a ways then returned by the same route for a total distance of 9.5 miles. An interesting hike and the section following the route of the flume was mostly flat, easy walking. The trail to the summit has great views of the area. A very pleasant, peaceful area and the historical marker are interesting.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

on Flume Trail

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Fun little trail with an interesting history.
Convenient parking and notes on the history along the trail.
Rated "moderate" for the switchbacks at the beginning which get the heart rate going. After that it's pretty flat and narrow.
Very nice views and you can hook into the Lake Jennings loop at the top.
Wild flowers are everywhere right now!

7 months ago

7 months ago