Cooper Canyon via Cloudburst Summit

EASY 7 reviews
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Cooper Canyon via Cloudburst Summit is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Three Points, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1804 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
2 months ago

Fun route to get down to cooper canyon. The first part of the trail can be either the road or the PCT. I recommend taking the PCT the whole way.

I hiked his trail just after a snow melt and the stream was flowing heavy. The smell of spring was very strong in the air and there were clouds streaming over the mountain tops and a constant cool breeze. Couldn’t have asked for a better day.

backpacking
Friday, January 06, 2017

This is an easy trail which also happens to be a segment of the PCT. At the bottom of this trail segment is a falls in the creek that trickles even during the summer in drought years. It is a good place to replenish water if you have a filter. The Cooper Canyon Trail camp is well equipped with pit toilets, picnic tables and stoves. To get down to the falls involves a scramble down the bank with the assistance of an existing rope. A fit person could probably do it without the rope, but some may not be able to do it even with the rope, especially if you have a fear of falling. I did this trail as a Boy Scout backpacking weekend. We also saw families with young children. Its a good easy route.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Saturday, August 17, 2013