Monserate Mountain Trail Loop

HARD 361 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
1289 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.

35 minutes ago

Steep and not for beginners. Bring lots of water. Great views and amazing workout. If you don’t like to climb I don’t recommend it.

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backpacking
3 days ago

Great for conditioning. Not really much to it but that...

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4 days ago

Nice look that takes you around the two peaks giving 360 view. Wide enough trail.

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12 days ago

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15 days ago

love this hike and not just because its right in my back yard. Steep, steep, steep. Great workout- it will get you sweating! Wildlife and magnificent changes in rock. On a clear day you can see the Pacific from the summit. Can do the full hike in just under 2 hours. However, if you are short on time you can take the short way up and be back down in a little over an hour. bring lots of water.

17 days ago

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1 month 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
1 month ago

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1 month 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!

1 month 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.