Blue Mountain Trail

MODERATE 114 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
1092 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

private property

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

3 days ago

A great, shot climb with great views. No shade, but awesome in the winter.

hiking
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago

Great hike!!

hiking
3 months ago

Met some friendly hikers

hiking
5 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.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a little harder, lots of steep parts

6 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
6 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)!

7 months ago

Nature

hiking
7 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.

7 months ago

Dry this time of year. Good for dogs. Watch for snakes.

7 months ago

A great hike. Some really nice elevation change. Clean trail. Didn't see any trash on the trail. There was a "private property/No trespassing" sign but I saw fellow hikers so I ignored it. We saw about two dozen people the whole day on a Saturday morning at 11am.

Minus one star for all of the scat on the trail. Watch your step!

trail running
7 months ago

Ran a lot of this with some walking on big ups. Did anyone comment on signs saying closed and private? I took a route straight up the first face. Then hit bigger trail. I like the climb. Weird on the signage. Will upload photos

7 months ago

A great day for a trail hike and blue mountain trail was perfect

hiking
8 months ago

Hiked up early April 2017 in the late afternoon and caught sunset on the way down. Very clean and well-maintained, at least on the main trail where I was. The 360 view from the top was gorgeous and easily worth that hill!

8 months ago

Good hike, true distance is about 4.5 miles round trip. Not much greenery but the view from the top was awesome. Lots of bugs at the top though, ugh. Definitely a good uphill workout!

hiking
9 months ago

It was ok... just kinda dirty with all the trash people dump out there.

9 months ago

That evil hill that's almost straight up and down

9 months ago

Good easy hike, I sometimes run it.

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