Momyer Creek Trail to Dobbs Cabin

MODERATE 23 reviews

Momyer Creek Trail to Dobbs Cabin is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Forest Falls, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3188 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

The trail starts in a rocky parking lot. Walk across the rocky bed of Rattlesnake Creek and then find the trailhead next to the brown sign that is clearly visible. The path bears to the right and then up the hill for 1800 feet gain in 3 miles which is moderately strenuous. The trail is on the south side of the mountain, so this might be hot on a very hot day, but there are oak groves along the first 3 miles to give you a break. This the high point and the trail goes up and down the contour lines until the end. You'll pass the San Gorgonio Wilderness sign and soon thereafter reach the junction labeled for San Bernardino Peak to the left which leads 4+ miles and 3000 feet more to the ridge. Instead, continue straight. The trail continues though oaks and pines with pretty redwoods in the canyons. At Mile 4 you reach Alger Creek Camp when the main trail drops down to a "t" with the Alger Creek Camp noted as being 1/8 mile to the right. The Momyer trail, however continues up to the left, crossing the stream within 20 yards. The trail continues another 1-1/2 miles to the junction with the trail to Plummer Meadow. Somewhere in here you pass some wood debris and rusted metal roofing. Keep right at the Saxton/Plummer junction, and the trail turns around the nose of the ridge and dives into the canyon to the Campground. The trail is at times sketchy here with loose soil, so be careful. The trail keeps dropping to the creek, and the campground is on the other side of the creek with many great campsites. Reportedly, the actual cabin is a few logs at the lower end of the campground.

backpacking
3 hours ago

Took a group of Boy Scouts this weekend. Great, moderate hike. Camped over night at Alger Creek Camp. Get an early start to avoid the afternoon sun. Watch out for rattlesnakes along the trail, especially during spring/summer months.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike through the woods with Alger Creek and Falls Creek along the way. Always motivating to hear the sounds of cascading streams. Trail is well kept and easy to follow. Lightly traveled. Only a few other hikers on the trail all day and the camp sites were empty. Mild day with clear skies! Does get a little hot on the way out because of the lack of shade down low in the last mile or so. I would recommend trying it out!

hiking
16 days ago

At least moderate. I thought it was fairly difficult . But then it's 80 outside. Might think differently if it was cooler.
Celebrating my 74th BD today too. Think that might have something to do with it?

28 days ago

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2 months ago

What a beautiful hike with gorgeous views! Actually saw a fox on our way back down the trail. Hiked to Algier Creek which was about 4 miles in and a great hike for us since we're just getting back into hiking. It was a little more difficult than anticipated but absolutely worth it!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Monyer Trail to Dobbs Cabin is a great hike, trail was not too rocky, beautiful oak forest on the lower part of the trail and had a good day Identifying trees. Our tree list included Incense Cedars, Coulter Pines, Limber Pines, Douglas Fir, Sugar Pines, Jeffrey Pine, Canyon Live Oak, Black Oak, White Fir, Lodgepole Pines, Jeffrey Pine.

4 months ago

Great hike love the scenery a bit hard on the knees. Planned on going to Dobbs Cabin, made it to Alger Creek. After Alger Creek, much of the trail was very difficult to see. Will definitely be doing again with an earlier start to get out to Dobbs Cabin. Did not see much wildlife, except a snake, some lizards and quails, but the views were absolutely gorgeous! I would not recommend this hike if you are fairly new to hiking, this would probably be a more moderate to strenuous hike with the steady incline, narrow trail at some points and some areas of the trail not being well marked.

hiking
5 months ago

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9 months ago

Great trail! We didn't go to Dobbs Cabin. Instead we turned around at Alger Creek, which is about 4 miles from the trailhead. It combines open and shade routes along the way which is perfect. Great scene!

Just don't forget to get the permit for San Gorgonio Wilderness. You can get it online at San Gorgonio Wilderness Association website. The national forest adventure pass is required for parking!

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

Great trail, views, water and big ol trees.. what more could you ask for!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

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Monday, June 27, 2016

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Monday, June 27, 2016

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It's a great trail with amazing views. Don't forget your adventure pass for your car at the trailhead or your permit to enter San Gorgonio Wilderness. You cross into the Wilderness 3 miles in.