Monument Peak via PCT

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Monument Peak via PCT is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt 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 best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
770 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

Did this from the Penny Pines trailhead. About 8 miles in total, 4 hours. It was about 89° out, definitely hotter than expected, especially at an altitude where snow falls in the winter. Went through 2L of water easily, should’ve brought 3. Definitely one of the most scenic routes in all of Mount Laguna. I like Garnet Peak a little more because there’s no antennas or buildings, but Monument Peak is definitely a more epic vantage point as it’s a bit higher and more prominent. The sweeping views of the Anza Borrego desert down below are amazing. I look forward to doing this one again in the winter, when the sky is clearer and there’s snow on the ground.

4 months ago

We hiked this from Burnt Rancheria campground, which adds on a little - made it right around 7 miles.

hiking
8 months ago

It’s a really pretty area and I love that it passed through a portion of the pct. hike was easy lots of trees and the lookout point had a cool view of where Cleveland national forest turns into desert. I’d go again but maybe vary it by staying on the PCT

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