Exploration Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews

Exploration Trail is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Running Springs, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1719 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
29 days ago

1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

3 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Good moderate trail with some good views at the top. I recommend parking at the lot at the bottom of Keller Peak Rd rather than the top which the directions take you to. My activity tracker clocked 10.75 miles round trip. Good hike with you dog. There aren't any sharp rocks or boulder scrambles.

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This is a great trail with some shade and a decent uphill climb. The trail is about 4.3 miles to a parking lot and if you want to continue to Keller Peak it's another 1.5 miles. Round trip about 12 miles. Not a difficult hike and the views are amazing, especially at Keller Peak. I completed the trip up and back in 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I definitely wouldn't use the words "a lot" to describe the quantity of shade on this trail. It was HOT. Gnats were out like crazy, and there weren't any even remotely impressive views. Good exercise but we probably won't be doing this one again.

backpacking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Don't forget bug spray!!!

Monday, July 04, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A really beautiful, shady trail that climbs the western flank of Keller Peak through a black oak forest community. The grade is pretty mild on most of the trail and the views that open up at the upper elevations are fantastic.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Monday, October 26, 2015

Beautiful trail. Only did 3 miles in and out. Lovely in the fall!

hiking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

mountain biking
Saturday, April 11, 2015

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 01, 2014