Monument Peak Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews
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Monument Peak Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Laguna, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
436 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

we started on a trail head half a mile upnon the road. great view on top.
you need adventure pass to park your car within Laguna recreation area.

hiking
30 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

Beautiful trail located in the Cleveland National Forest that takes you on PCT for a short period. Only negative is the radio towers and structures located on the peak. Otherwise excellent hike that can be completed by beginners. Don't get lost though, the trail does not have the clearest markings.

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

The summit view is superb in every direction. Picked this trip based on its description in "Afoot and Afield in San Diego County" which mentions the key route-finding tip (for those without GPS), to begin counting your steps when you turn north onto the PCT from the Big Laguna Trail, and at about 800 steps, after you see the antennas on the peak, continue straight (east) when the PCT zigs hard left.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Good hike for a quick afternoon. Great payoff at the ridge with amazing views of the desert. Not much shade half way to to the turn around point. Easy to miss the turn off the Pacific Crest Trail, so pay attention or do your research. Dogs loved the hike. Some wildlife- a few turkey, a fox and. A lot of birds.

7 months ago

Beautiful view

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful view!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Fun place to walk around and hike. Not far from Laguna and Desert view.

Sunday, November 20, 2016