Little Green Valley Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews

Little Green Valley Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Running Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

This hike was not too difficult. My wife and I are both in our sixties and found the level of activity just right. Beautiful meadow at the top of the loop.

The trail itself was mostly sand and gravel so you were not constantly walking over rocks and uneven terrain.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is across from the Snow Valley Ski Resort. The TH is "Little Green Valley" TH. Can go either direction on this loop. Little steep in a few places, but "not on your butt stuff". Our loop was not "rocky". Fair amount shade, and at decent altitude - i.e. can do this hike when it's a bit warm out other places. There are better 4 star hikes around (like in Big Bear, or Deep Creek in Lake Arrowhead) in the area, This is an easier hike than Keller Peak. This is an easy hike. All the trails are in decent shape, including "connector trails" not visible on Garmin Base Camp or all trails. About 15% of the loop is on a somewhat attractive double track road. Lots of view points. A lot of bike tracks in the "Bike Park", but we saw no hikers or bikers while we were there. It's not a problem walking through the parking lot of the ski resort to get back to your car. The alternative is to do a little bush-wacking near the end to get back to the start, or walk on the side of the road (the car go fast by here).

hiking
3 months ago

There is no place to park near the trail. You can maybe park at the ski resort down the street and cross the four lane highway but I decided to skip this trail and look for another trail with reasonable parking.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail. Wish the trail was marked a little better. Went off trail a few times but nothing too crazy. I’d go back.

hiking
7 months ago

nice short pretty trail, elevation going up isn't that horrible. once you get to the meadow its super nice also flat.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice quiet trail.

9 months ago

Take water.

hiking
10 months ago

This hike was way cooler in the 90's when the boyscout camp was still there. This is the original filming spot for Friday the 13th. Crystal lake was only a shallow lake with is a willow patch now.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a real gem of a trail. It is fairly short and easy but you are rewarded with views of the alpine pastures of Little Green Valley, which are truly beautiful.

Friday, July 21, 2017

I would definitely do it again, decently taxing uphill if you have a pretty good pack with weight in it. A couple of times it got a touch confusing because it appears to cross over a dirtbike path, so make sure you're paying attention, at one point it splits up on the left and down on the right, go up to the left.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

If your wanting a hike that isn't to long but gives you your bang for your buck this trail! Its so beautiful and will get your heart pumping .. There is meadow at the top with a stream you also get such great views from different spots on the trail .

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nice and quiet ..

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