Menifee Cross Hike

MODERATE 53 reviews

Menifee Cross Hike is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Menifee, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
616 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

14 days ago

Great hike. There are actually 4 different Crosses on the different hills. Definitely check them all out if you can.

17 days ago

good place to train!
good for hill sprints!

hiking
2 months ago

Much more challenging then I expected. That being said it was 95+ degrees the day I completed it and there is absolutely NO shade. However making it to the top and seeing that cross made it all worth it. Great leg and glute workout due to the steepness in many areas.

3 months ago

Nice hike but it is a moderate trail with no shade & it's does get steep! :)

hiking
3 months ago

Great workout! Make sure to watch your map because it is really easy to miss the turn off.

3 months ago

Great trail! Took my dog- great views!

4 months ago

great hiking trail! I go there once a week, when it doesn't rain, that is. Good workout, especially for someone my age.

5 months ago

Extremely easy but good steep hill to get to the top. Next time i will hit all 3 hills

5 months ago

there are 3 crosses up in the hills. many trails to explore

6 months ago

Steeper in real life than what I've seen in pics, including my own. A bit scary coming down with my AmStaff mix tugging at his leash, but one step at a time. If I can do it, most peeps can. Added a couple of stones to a cairn.

hiking
6 months ago

Good hike. Trails are a little tricky but not hard to get on track. Nice hikers with nice dogs along the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail. Really works the glutes. I would definitely do this again.

hiking
7 months ago

Made it up with my boys. Not too easy, not too hard. Great views!

hiking
9 months ago

Good hike. Good view. Our 2 year old made it up with a little help.

10 months ago

First timers may have trouble finding the trail to the cross from this location. The nice wide trail that runs along the park, baseball field does not go to the cross. That trail is right before you start up the first more serious rise on the wide trail, you'll see a steep, shortcut to the right going straight up the ridge. If you miss that, there is another one on the right after the same wide trail crests the ridge and then drops into a canyon. Both of these short cuts join the trail with the cairns.
It is very easy to get confused in this area as there are roads and trails everywhere, but it's a great workout.

hiking
10 months ago

Well I made it home, thank God! Put if you guys think of ever going up there for the first time, it would be best to take a guide. Seriously! Cause I got lost and couldn't find my way out! I had to make my own path down the mountain.

11 months ago

This was really a Diamond in hide out. this was a really great hike!

whatch out for:
I got tons of dust in my eyes.
apply sun screen!

11 months ago

great trail, good foot traffic near senior housing that has a great dog park..

relatively easy hike.

trail running
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

good little run with a bit of elevation. nice view of menifee and surrounding areas from the top.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Great short hike, not a lot of trees, but great views on top of the developing city

Saturday, June 17, 2017

My favorite local hike. great views great workout.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pretty easy hike to top. Missed the trail up initially because we were talking and not paying attention, All Trail App got us back on track!

hiking
Friday, June 02, 2017

Perfect temp and weather around 6-8 pm.

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