Diamond Valley Lake North Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Diamond Valley Lake North Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hemet, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

4.9 miles
856 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers



no dogs

This trail skirts the hills just outside Diamond Valley Lake. There are 3 points along the trail that overlook the lake. From the Intersection of Menifee Road and Simpson you can choose 2 trails, South West trail starts with highest elevation gain, West offers mild elevation gain and then forks quarter mile in. At the fork you can choose higher elevation gain to left or gradual elevation gain to left. This trail offers different paths to form loops of varying difficultly. The peaks will be up and back with 400 to 600 ft elevation gain.

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18 days ago

stupidest height I've ever been on

1 month ago

Easy trail for beginers. Good for light cardio. Half trail is flat and other half is up and down hill.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

The family had a great time. A nice two hour hike with a lot of beautiful wild flowers.

2 months ago

Mild hike, with a short steep part at the end. We crossed onto the lake loop to enjoy the vistas. Great wildflower bloom going on right now!

3 months ago

This hike is beautiful in spring..

3 months ago

Finally got out to Diamond Valley with my dog. Was very excited. I started to drive up a hill hoping to find the trail head and was met by a very unfriendly "NO Dogs Allowed" sign. Very disappointed because that's why I chose this route!

5 months ago

Dogs no longer welcome on this trail, seems to be fairly new signage. Did not home trail.

5 months ago

Didn't end up doing the hike because when we got there we saw a huge sign saying no dogs permitted.

11 months ago

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