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East Mesa Trail is a 11.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Descanso, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from November until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,394 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash



horseback riding

bird watching



wild flowers


Tue Apr 10 2018

I did this hike as part of the 100 peak challenge- but I really didn’t enjoy climbing up the bump to east mesa peak.. the trail along the peak it’s nice though- but the peak it’s off trail and once on the top the high bushes won’t let enjoy the view. Sometimes I wonder why they chose peaks like this one... well.. have fun!

Sat Apr 01 2017

Very nice trail with good diversity. Granite Spring camp looked interesting.

Mon Oct 03 2016

Sat Jul 19 2014