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Garnet Peak Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily 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.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 492 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Rocky

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Brendon Alexander
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Hiking

Nice, fairly easy hike, with beautiful panoramic views of surrounding Cleveland National Forest and desert valley.

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Nanci M
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Hiking

Nice trail lots of rocks. Overgrowth of brush

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David Ashley
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grownRocky

Great hike! Good amount of bugs and a lot of rocks, but gorgeous view at the top. Pretty easy hike overall. Remember to bring water and a face covering, and keep six feet away from other hikers outside your household. Only encountered two hikers on this hike, but overheard one advocating against masks (hence the recommendations above). Stay safe and have fun!

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Mela P.
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HikingBugsNo shade

We left at 4pm and still quite hot at ~75 with no shade and plenty of bugs. That said, I kept telling my 12yo companion that sometimes you have to suffer a bit to earn a big reward. Well - WOW. Absolutely stunning views, we both were in awe. Very little wind today, and found a perfectly shaded little rocky nook overlooking the desert to take it all in. The contrast of the incredibly green mountains with the sudden drop into desert, just wow. Lots of lizards and different flowers still in bloom. Fantastic hike.

Ilce Ivanna
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HikingNo shadeOver grown

Beautiful views!

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Jessica Holthouser
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BugsNo shadeOver grownRocky

It was a fun trail. Beautiful wild flowers. lots of bees, butterflies, ants, caterpillars, etc. Our 6 year old had hardly no issues. There were some places where the brush was over grown, making the path very narrow. like others said, the climb up starts to get extremely rocky, and the rocks are very loose. Wear hiking boots and watch your step. Definitely wear a hat and use sun screen. Beautiful trail, would come again.

Meryl Gordon
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Hiking

Short trail, good incline for a bit of cardio though! Absolutely incredible views at the top!

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Sierra Bloodgood
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HikingNo shadeRocky

We did this just before sunset and it was perfect. Only one other couple on the trail, nice and cool. Super windy. Trail is overgrown in some areas. Gets pretty rocky but fun climb up top and beautiful views!

Salvatore Fanale
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HikingBugsNo shadeRockyScramble

Very nice little trail. Perfect for a half day with a toddler (3yr old). In June 2020, most of the trail was perfectly clear with a couple of small sections that were overgrown and required wading through some soft bushes. Not a big problem really and still easy for our little guy who slipped right through. Last few hundred feet are a rocky scramble, but we did it wearing our kid and others were able to toddle up it. Same level of ease for modestly rugged dogs. I’d recommend good hiking boots and oversized hats. There is no shade and our day trip had barely a breeze. Flys and other bugs were abundant and a bit of a nuisance if we stopped for more than a minute. I also picked a tick off my leg towards the bottom of the hike—so watch out and check everywhere when you are done for the day! Overall kid friendly hike with an amazing payoff at the end for the relatively small amount of effort you have to put in to get to the peak.

George Sakoulas
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Hiking

Very nice trail for the entire family. No shade. Easy to follow. Can park at the Penny Pines trailhead for a longer more scenic route.

Dan Du
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HikingNo shade

great view at the top

Jailen Trinidad
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Hiking

Beautiful trail to hike as the sun rises! We came on a Saturday around 6:00am only about 3 other cars there. We didn’t pass anyone on the way up but as we descended we passed by about 4 groups. The parking area was also getting full around 7:00am. The hike is fairly easy but some parts of the trail are only about a foot wide. The first half of the trail is full of shrubs so you will definitely graze against them a couple times.

Adrian Ibanez
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HikingOver grownRocky

A bit windy , and super cool, started 6:45am, killer view from the peak

The Hiking Hiker
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Hiking

Beautiful trail.

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Jennifer Jaehn
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grownRockyScramble
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