Blue Mountain Trail

MODERATE 94 reviews

Blue Mountain Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Terrace, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1158 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

Good trail with some good elevation and the view if great at the top

hiking
2 days ago

this is my go to hike since it's close to home. Beautiful view, especially at sunset. Its peaceful and quiet. I love that it's has 3 ways to go up at the top. It's definitely a workout!

hiking
14 days ago

This is a cool local hike. The first half or so is relatively easy going, but the last half consists of switchbacks that climb steeply up Blue Mountain. It's definitely a workout, and I had to take a break, but it's more than doable, often enjoyable, and the panoramic view at the summit is so rewarding. There's not much to see in the way of flora and fauna. Plenty of crows hang out in the sky above the mountain and the occasional lizard will hop from rock to rock, but other than that it's a peaceful hike.

Just before the peak, you'll find an abandoned concrete hovel that provides a surprisingly perfect place to cool down. You can also climb on the roof and check out the sights. The peak of Blue Mountain is scattered with boulders that are fun to climb and enhance the view. There's also a touching memorial left for Ralph Granillo, the Legend of Blue Mountain, a military veteran who regularly hiked the trail before passing away in 2012. People seem to leave trinkets at the memorial.

I suggest taking at least two bottles of water. I only took one and definitely could have used more. I also suggest doing it in an appropriate pair of shoes, because the way gets strenuous. I found free and accessible parking on Westwood Street.

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike!!

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29 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

Met some friendly hikers

hiking
2 months ago

Steep in many places but the 360 degree view makes you forget all about it. Mostly a fire road to the top. Easy enough for seasoned hikers by too hard for the occasional goer.

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3 months ago

2nd time up this mountain. Kicks your butt; but the view at the top is so worth it

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is a little harder, lots of steep parts

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

This is a great hike for the area! You can get creative and log some decent mileage. We got 8 miles in an easy afternoon. Also, there aren't a lot of people, which makes it nice.

mountain biking
4 months ago

***As I understand it, the "no trespassing signs" are from a home owner, and not the city. Grand Terrace is also pushing for a grant to build a public hiking trail: http://www.grandterrace-ca.gov/uploads/8/1/1/9/8119166/000._final_grant_application_1.pdf

Have fun, and enjoy. Keep our trails clean (NO TRASH or DOG CRAP)!

4 months ago

Nature

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of overlapping dirt biking trails, it's easy to get turned around in the beginning. Kind of awkward to jump over a fence with a "no trespassing" sign, but nobody seemed to mind.