Momyer Creek Trail to Robb's Peak

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Momyer Creek Trail to Robb's Peak is a 13.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Forest Falls, California and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from July until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5085 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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trail running

rocky

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

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2 months ago

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

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5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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8 months ago

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

11 months ago

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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.

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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

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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.

hiking
Tuesday, February 18, 2014