Monserate Mountain Trail Loop

HARD 413 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.

hiking
2 days ago

Went this morning and loved it! Lots of steep hills to work the glutes. Took 2 little girls with me age 6 and 9...they loved it and made it without killing themselves with all the rocks. The stairs were our favorite. We will do this again very soon.

hiking
3 days ago

Good workout, there is a disappointing amount of animal feces on the trail.

hiking
11 days ago

Close to home. Great workout!

hiking
15 days ago

Really Enjoyed this hike!! My arse was kicked! Loose rocks; no shade; elevation; and steep beginning are paid off with views; accomplishment; muscle building and endurance. Don’t quit! Take the long route and be nice to everyone you see!! Be safe! Don’t over do it if you’re not feeling it.

15 days ago

Nice little hike, not as hard as it seemed.

hiking
22 days ago

Ass kicker-every single time! Come prepared-water sunscreen are mandatory. There is no shade, so come early and avoid hot days. Also this is an ankle roller of a trail. It is rocky and loose gravel on the downhill will take out even the most seasoned hiker. Poles recommended.

hiking
30 days ago

Much of the first half of the hike up seemed to be pretty washed out from the recent rainfall, so watch for loose rocks etc. Also, not sure how reliable it is but my IPhone's activity tracker only clocked this one as 3.5 miles total.

hiking
30 days ago

It’s not a bad hike, but prior reviews were misleading. It is only 3.4 miles round trip from base to summit if you go straight up. This trail is rated as hard, however it isn’t, just not the best place to go if you usually don’t do any physical activity. Plenty of parking (free) and port a Johns at the base (cleanest I’ve ever seen).

hiking
1 month ago

Quick but great workout!!!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for fitness or training. Scrub landscape with no shade. Watch out for snakes? Watch out for dog poo everywhere!

1 month ago

Good hike ! Gets the heart pumping !

1 month ago

Great steep trail, great to train on and it's close to home.

hiking
1 month ago

Great workout of a hike. Definitely recommend doing the full loop. A lot of change in elevation with some great views of the surrounding area. Watch for snakes!

2 months ago

Great work out, and a steep incline. For the most part very boring hike aside from the great views it offers of The Valley. Can get very hot on this trail so bring water.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome work out

2 months ago

It’s def a great difficult hike. Love it !

hiking
2 months ago

Decent view of the landscape at the peak, if you like a semi-city view. Trail is steep but not rock-climbing level. Would rate as moderate to slightly challenging for a first-timer in relatively good shape. Perfect if you want a quick hike that gets straight to the point!

hiking
2 months ago

I do this 2 or 3 days a week. Usually arriving around dawn. Several regulars do the same, many bringing flashlights to get started early. First time, it was difficult for this 60+ guy. Now, I'd describe it as moderate for people that are in relatively good shape. Some run the whole loop. Very little shade. If you start after 10 am, bring a liter of water per person and some sun screen. Watch out for dog poop and an occassional rattle snake.

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