Morgan Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews
#35 of 105 trails in

Morgan Trail is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Corona, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1322 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Lake Elsinore, CA: Travel southwest on Highway 74 to Killen Road (6S07). The trailhead is located on Killen Road 2.8 miles south of Ortega Highway (Hwy. 74). Ample parking available.

hiking
3 months ago

Your can start at the Ortega Oaks Candy Store and take Bear Canyon in about 3/4 of a mile. Morgan Trail splits off to the left. If you go straight that goes to Sitton Peak and 4 Corners. It's more of a walk then a hike. I don't consider anything less then 1000' elevation gain as a hike. If you go out and back it's about 10 miles from the Candy Store. You should stop at the candy store. All homemade chocolate and the owner is very nice. If you have an America the Beautiful pass you can park free. If not it's $5.00 to park and you need to have the pass. I started at the Candy Store on Bear Canyon. Took Morgan Trail to the end at Killen/S. Main Divide Road. Then took that road, where the Morgan Trailhead sign is and you can look down into Lake Elsinore, over to the Firefighters Memorial. Then Ortega Highway back to the candy store. Don't recommend walking back on Ortega like I did because there is no sidewalk on most of it and cars come by fast. Loop was a little over 12 miles.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail was good. But it drops you off at the end at some other parking lot.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

2nd attempt at San Mateo Peak. Started at Morgan Trail and took a left before sign in box. Got to the right turn past the sign for Rancho Capo Loop to go up to San Mateo peak trail but stopped doe to a swarm of relentless bees and really bad muck we didn't want to cross. Ended up staying on trail that said Rancho Cap Loop which eventually ended at a gate in a community at Monterey and Arroyo streets. Took South Main Divide road back to Morgan because bugs were bad. We saw no loop trail. Really overgrown and lots of bugs.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

7 months ago

Awesome spot but make sure you are prepared for anything .

7 months ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

Started at the trail head off S. Main Divide and went all the way down to the Ortega Hwy. the Fitbit tracked exactly 5 miles (each way) well maintained and not difficult at all.

8 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Not to difficult. It has a beautiful little forest of Calif Oaks near the trailhead with a cute stream flowing though it.

hiking
9 months ago

Long treks possible with connections to other trails, dog friendly great people on the trail!

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

Nice hike. Not the elevation as Sitton Peak but linger. Different types of terrain. Started this hike at 74 Candy Store.

9 months ago

I loved this trail. beautiful.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lovely hike, lots of shade, easy to find, well maintained trail - definitely would do it again!

hiking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Loved it!