Diamond Valley Lake North Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

Diamond Valley Lake North Trail is a 2.8 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.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
567 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

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.

hiking
10 days ago

This was a good hike for a jog in and out with a decent climb

hiking
10 days ago

horseback riding
11 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

First hike in many years. Was okay until going up to the top. Exhilarating getting to the top and view.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

You have to walk 2 miles in to start climbing, but then it kicks your butt! My Map My Hike said it was 555 ft of gain. Nice workout.

hiking
3 months ago

Did this as a goal hike based on the 856 foot elevation increase listed here but was disappointed to find that my MapMyHike recorded it as only 497 feet and my FitBit said only 68 floors. Bummed I didn't break any personal records like I was hoping for but I was rewarded with an amazing view and a gorgeous breeze at the top. Still worth the hike. We'll do it again when the flowers bloom and it's a little cooler out.

3 months ago

Can't wait to see it in Spring. Nice uphill incline after a long walk out. We got 5 miles up to the top (table) and back. You can go out further than we went.

hiking
3 months ago

nos tomo 1:23 min y fueron 4.69 millas me gustó nivel intermedio

4 months ago

very nice hike. beautiful view

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing views!!!! The flowers are so beautiful in the spring. Definitely one of my favorite places to hike.

walking
5 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

stupidest height I've ever been on