DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,049 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
8 months ago

This was one of our favorite hikes we’ve done since moving to San Diego a little over a year ago. Great views, great scenery, and well marked trails. We went in late November so everything was pretty dry but still very beautiful. Took us about 4 hours to complete including a lunch break and frequent water breaks. Overall the hike was not very strenuous at all. The only mildly difficult part was summiting Monument Peak at the beginning of the hike. 10/10 would recommend this hike to anyone looking for a change of scenery from the surrounding desert landscape.