Harper Canyon Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews

Harper Canyon Loop is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Julian, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from October until April.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1371 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

over grown

rocky

off trail

no shade

Proceed up Harper Canyon and use attached route to turn up the steep canyon right at about 2 miles. Turn at carin to go up the steep saddle. Just over the saddle you will see the water collector and tanks for the big horn sheep guzzler. Highly recommended that you do this steep section (counter clockwise) climbing up rather than down climbing. Rated very strenuous, but especially so if it is hot. Proceed down to Harper Flat and enter Harper canyon to get back to car.

hiking
2 months ago

Great workout. Bring plenty of water for this one!

hiking
3 months ago