McKinley Firebreak Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

McKinley Firebreak Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Highland, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.4 miles
1,456 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



2 months ago

Loved this hike. A lot of steady incline but the beautiful views make it worth it.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The trail is very easy to find n there's no trespassing signs or anything like that but there was a recent fire that burned some of this area n it's barren n sad looking to the left. The first incline it's pretty steep so I think this hike is on the harder end of moderate. Once u get past that first scare the rest is easier. I didn't venture that far in n I saw a coyote. I could hear water by where the trees are but there's kind of tall grass n brush n it looked to steep to try venturing down

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Not well maintained, I think we need to set up a work party. We only hiked a small portion.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Trail was easy to find but very quickly we can see that it was not maintained and overgrown making it impassable.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

We decided not to go all the way up because of the steep incline that may have required us to go on all fours in parts. But there are pretty views.

Saturday, March 11, 2017


Saturday, February 25, 2017

It was not bad good size trail at about 0.5 mile they is a good climb up, really the hardest part. All the recent rain has made it pretty green and nicer then expected.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Disappointing, this trail should be taken down. Found the trailhead easy enough, but it really only was 1/2 mile at the most. The fire road ends abruptly at a ravine and looks to continue further up on the other side. Maybe there is another way to access the fire road higher up the hill. This trail needs to be updated!!!!! Great views.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

You can access the trail at the end of North La Praix Ave at coordinates 34.1423739 / -117.2004104. The posted trailhead is gated off. The trail has great elevation with wonderful views.

11 months ago

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Saturday, December 20, 2014