Monserate Mountain Trail Loop

HARD 348 reviews

Monserate Mountain Trail Loop is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fallbrook, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1509 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Plenty of parking right off the road.

hiking
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3 days ago

Holy crap I underestimated the word “hard”
This is definitely not for beginners and it’s one hell of a workout. I almost died LOL
Make sure you take plenty of water

trail running
5 days ago

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5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Awesome hike! Short hike if you just go to the top and back down but pretty steep so you're definitely getting a workout. Bring plenty of water...and a hat!

12 days ago

Did the big loop in 2 hours with a 20 minute break at the peak. It’s good. It’s decently hard and steep in a few spots. Not very technical and the trail is pretty wide for the most part. I had fun coming down with some jogging in between climbs and steep slopes. I’ll do it again.

17 days ago

Lightly trafficked, Iron Mt. Meets Black Mt. Lots of shade in the early am.

22 days ago

Great for shaping!!

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1 month ago

Excellent conditioning hike.

1 month ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Did the 9/11 Memorial hike. It happens every year and if you haven't done it....you should. The hike itself is difficult. Mostly rocky/pebbles and challenging with one small area of previous service road a welcomed relief. After that, it's moderate till the very end. Pretty steep climb but once you get to the top breathtaking views......

hiking
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1 month ago

1 month ago

Tough trail, so worth it! Once you reach the top, the view is absolutely amazing!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Hard but awesome!