Caliente Mountain Ridge Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Caliente Mountain Ridge Trail is a 16.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Margarita, 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
16.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2818 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Generally double track route rolls easily along the top of the ridge with great views to either side. The ultimate destination is Caliente Mountain which was the site of a WWII airplane watch hut, now fallen. Soda Lake shimmers to the north and the Cuyama Valley lies to the south for impressive views the whole way.