Garnet Peak Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pine Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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 but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Sooooo beautiful! Took my dog up here (on-leash only) and although it was short, the views were breathtaking along the entire way.
The highlight of the Laguna Mountains. A short well maintained hike. One of the best views in all of San Diego.
amazing view from up there.
This is one of my favorite hikes in San Diego county. Absolutely breathtaking scenery, albeit not a very physically challenging jaunt. If you're coming all the way out from San Diego, I recommend starting this hike from the Penny Pines trailhead, and follow the Pacific Crest Trail to where it intersects with the Garnet Peak trail. This route is a bit more enjoyable, as I've found that doing it straight from the Garnet Peak trailhead off the road was way too short considering the lengthy mission of driving out there. Trail is well marked and definitive, the view out over the desert is totally captivating, and we didn't see a single person out here on a weekday afternoon, making it a great getaway from the city. I've been up Garnet Peak twice, and I'd love to do it again.
We went in the Spring after the rain.
The view was spectacular.
Amazing view at the top, lightly trafficked, and good for trail running.
Good hike, very good views from the top out into Anzo back toward Cuyamaca. Pretty easy hike leading to the summit.