Momyer Creek Trail to Robb's Peak

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Momyer Creek Trail to Robb's Peak is a 12.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Forest Falls, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from July until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.6 miles
5,026 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips

trail running






no shade

Dirt parking lot at the trail head with a portapotty. The lot and trail head are clearly marked. Rangers present and issuing tickets so have your wilderness pass visable

7 months ago

6 am start under heavy cloud cover and drizzle. Reached the upper Momyer creek trail in just under an hour at 2.8 miles, here you go left and start the serious part of the hike. This lower part of the trail has recently been cleaned up making the journey more pleasant than in the past. The toughest part of this hike is between mile 4 and 6 where you gain about 2,200 ft of elevation, after that the steady steep gain is replaced by nice switchbacks. The upper trail has been cleared in places along the way but there still are a lot of overgrown areas and long pants are highly recommended. You will reach a bend in the trail where it crosses over the ridge and into a bowl where the trail traverses the entire length and one more long switchback before reaching the top of the 10,000 foot ridge, there are a few large downed trees in this final section resist the urge to go straight up and just walk around them. From the signed junction go left for the San Bernardino peaks, right for Anderson, Forsee creek, Dollar Saddle and beyond. For me today’s peak was East San Bernardino and was just a 10 min. easy walk from the junction. The views from this particular peak are my favorite in all of Southern California as you can see the big three and many other peaks from this vantage point. This is not an easy trail at 15.5 miles and 5,350 feet of total elevation gain and should only be undertaken by hikers in good physical condition. Enjoy and be safe.

9 months ago

Hiked up to San Bernardino Peak with my buddy on Friday 2/9/18. Beautiful views but she makes you work for it. Didn't see another hiker all day, it was awesome!

We started out on the trail at 545am, arrived at the Peak at 12:57, and after a nice long hour and a half lunch, we started decending at 2:25pm. We did not get back to the car till 615pm. Make sure you bring PLENTY OF WATER. Unless you keep going to Alger creek you won't have any water source. i would reccomend filling up before heading up to the Peak, just in case. i brought a 3L bladder for the entire trip and i wish i had filled up Alger Creek.. This trail is relentless the entire 7.1 miles to the Peak so be prepared. About 3 miles in you arrive at the fork, where you can take Alger Creek, Dobbs Cabin, and Dollar Lake saddle, OR you can take the trail to San Bernardino Peak. We chose to trekk to the San Bernardino peak, as we have both been to Dobbs cabin on this route. The trail up to the Peak is not well maintained and there are alot of fallen trees and a few rock slides that have covered parts of the trail. As long as you are paying attention, looking for trail markers, and following other hikers footsteps you shouldn't lose the trail. The trail beyond the fork is difficult, and has a steady incline for 3.5-4 miles to the Peak, but the views are worth it! There are small patches of snow around 8500ft and plenty of powder at the summit.

I would highly recommend this trail in the winter/fall, and even spring time. You are exposed alot of the way so I could see this trail being very difficult in the summer. AGAIN, bring plenty of water and make sure you are wearing pants if you decide to take the San Bernardino Peak fork, there are overgrown thorn bushes and manzinita that you must pass through to get to the Peak!

11 months ago

Hiked this trail during summer time. Very difficult at times. If you’re not fond of heights I don’t recommend this trail. Very narrow at times. Gorgeous scenery, lots of back packers. You can camp once you get to the top. Very high up to the top. Goes to Dobbs Cabin . Plenty of water needed for this adventure.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Got a later start so I knew that I wasn't going to make it to the top, made it about 2/3 of the way. The first 3 miles, before the fork to Dobbs Camp, was steep but doable. The trail is well maintained. I took the fork to San Bernardino Peak which was a different story. A lot of logs on the trail to hop over and a lot of over grown bushes crowding the trail. Still the views were fantastic, plenty of tree cover and a cool breeze down the canyon. Good hike, but I should have taken the fork to Dobbs Camp. Next time

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hiked the trail with a friend in May 2017. Then visited San Bernardino North Peak while at the top.This really is a five star hike but there is still some buck thorn you will have to go through. It's not that bad and the maintenance has been going on up there recently to widen the trail. Just wear long pants for the narrow few hundred yards or so. This trail ascends fast! As soon as you divert from the Main Momyer trail at the signpost you ascend very quickly through Oaks, Pine and Fir. There are lots of switchbacks to ease the job and toward the top it gets down right easy. It gives you time to take in the breathtaking views. The trail crosses or nears the ridge several times on the way up to reveal your progress up the mountain from several vantage points. Near the top you emerge from the buck thorn garden and cross the ridge once again to a Baldy size bowl with a long ascending switchback that has seen numerous rock slides and tree falls. Don't forget to visit North San Bernardino Peak to the west while you're up there. The view will leave you breathless!
Recommended: Plenty of water you're on the warm side of the hill and long pants for the buck thorn and manzanita.

Monday, May 15, 2017

It was a great trail with great views! Loved hearing the wind go through the pines. Clean path for the most part, did encounter a gopher snake. Getting across the river was fun! There's a log a little ways up stream if it's too hard to cross otherwise. Got about 4.5 miles up before turning around. Good amount of trail was in shade, a nice reprieve every so often. Hardest part was the elevation climb, being asthmatic made this trail very difficult for me.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

this is one for the books! this is one of my favorites I try and do this one twice a year

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The beginning 2 or 3 miles are quite strenuous because it's a steady climb up on the side of the mountain facing the Forest Home area. You can summit Mt. San Gorgonio from this trail but it'll be a long day on the mountain and you'll need to connect to Falls creek trail at mile 2.7.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My wife and I did not go to Robbs peak but stayed overnight at Dobbs Camp. It was an awesome overnight place with a creek running through it for easy water refills. the hardest part of the trail is the 3 or so miles in the beginning that pretty much take you up up and more up. Stop at the Mill Creek ranger station on the way out and pick up a map ($10) and fill out a permit(free).
34701 Mill Creek Rd
Mentone, CA 92359
This is a great hike and Dobbs is an awesome place to stay the night. Be ready to be soar on your way out because of the climb but worth it for sure

Monday, September 22, 2014

Wow, this one really kicked my butt! The constant rate of incline was perhaps the hardest part, but over all it was a great trail! You start off by crossing the creek and or rocky river bed. Some water was still flowing through a narrow creek and it was ice cold. Then the first 2 miles or so you go in and out if the shade where the terrain has a more desert feel to it. Once in the forest it's got a lot more shade to work with. Then you will cross another creek which is also still flowing well. Then it's another 1.5-2 miles till you reach the fork that sends you on different trails. This was as far as we went. We went about 6.5 miles which was plenty. Also I picked up a small $10 map at the ranger station which was super helpful!

Dogs are allowed on leash!

Permit is required but it's free! Just call Miller Creek Ranger Station before you head out to make sure they still have permits available for that day. You can pick them up at the station same day.

Adventure pass required sometimes. When we went it wasn't but make sure to ask, the lady said it depends on what's going on up there.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Despite the negative remarks I read about this hike, I tried it out anyways. I thought it to be a pleasant hike. It was easy to follow, well maintained, and the trees provided plenty of shade. The only negative thing I could say is there's patched of cactus alongside the path for about 100 ft so if you bring dogs just be careful during that part. Both of my dogs ran off path and right through it to chase a lizard haha. They learned their lesson. I will definitely be hiking that trail again.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Good after Noon everyone, i completed Momyer Alger Creek Today, its straneous and decelent, please be sure to take enough food. I didnt see much wild life, but i saw huge pine coes. I hiked to Big Falls and took some nice pics, then after i headed up north the trail, i didnt reach the to op Anderson Mountain But i did get a nice view of the cities surrounding San Gorgonio Mountain. There was Fresh Show Due to heavy rain the day before, ps the water was freezing below 0 :) enjoy this place its a nice get away hike.

trail running
Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ran up Momyer to Dobbs Camp this morning (June 17, 2012). Despite negative reviews it's a pretty good and clean trail. Looks like a lot of fallen trees have been cleaned up - I only encountered one blocking the trail. First two miles are the toughest - almost 2k ft gain makes it for a difficult run. Lots of change in scenery: through the woods, meadows, some sketchy ledges, creek crossings, etc. Definitely lots to see! I recommend going as early as possible as it gets warm quick. Only ran into one person over the two hour period.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Great trail but really really tough. I did not finish the entire route, made it just past Alger creek. Lots of snow so the route can be hard to follow in some areas. Snowshoes came in handy closer to the creek. Beutiful views but not for the fait of heart, lots and lots and lots of steep incline. If you are looking for a good trail that is in no way crowded and dont mind the workout...go for it! The trailhead can be seen easily from the road. i followed the directions on Alltrails map and it took me the wrong way. the trail head is just past a small church.

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