Juniper Canyon Trail to High Peaks

HARD 16 reviews
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Juniper Canyon Trail to High Peaks is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Paicines, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1414 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Beautifully shaded by the surrounding trees and chaparral for most of the hike but it can get very hot very quick. It begins fairly easy and quickly gains difficulty as you gain elevation. You will need plenty of water and watch out blackberry bushes and Mountain Misery which are both abundant.

1 month ago

Steady incline from the start with a great reward at peak: Stairway to heaven of sorts

trail running
2 months ago

This was my first time here and ran as much as I could but the panoramic views wouldn't let me. beautiful place.

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3 months ago

BABY PACK WARNING: if you have a baby pack, check that your child is secure at all angles. There is a 50 foot section along a cliff with low overhead rocks that you will probably have to crawl if you're wearing a baby pack. That's not the section where you want to wonder if your pack is secure at a 45 degree angle forward and a 20 degree angle left.

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4 months ago

Weekend can be busy but still worth it.

10 months ago

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

It was an awesome trail. I did the downhill coming from High Peaks into Chaparral as part of a 10 mile loop around the park. I went in March and the smell of the Buckwheat fills the air. Awesome.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

there is no wrong time to hike this trail. Beautiful. but make sure you bring enough water.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

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Friday, April 05, 2013

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Fantastic! The views on this section alone are spectacular! I went during a storm and it was still gorgeous. It seems like around every turn the scenery gets even better. Being in the canyon also helped shelter us from the 40 mph winds!