Morton Ridge Trail

HARD 35 reviews

Morton Ridge Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Highland, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1302 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Morton Peak Lookout is located off Hwy 38, overlooking the cities of Yucaipa and Mentone. Though it is one of the lowest lookouts (elevation 4624 feet), it has spectacular views of Mill Creek leading up to Forest Falls as well as surrounding views of Mt. Palomar, Keller Meadows,

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10 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

I love the views st the top. The trail is uphill the whole way. It’s challenging but well worth it when you reach the top!

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1 month ago

4 months ago

5 months ago

Nice hike for cool evenings. It's basically a dirt road and can be steep. Great hike to do again and again.

7 months ago

My weekly workout! Great short trail with a nice elevation challenge. It gets easier every time!

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Wonderful view! If you're not in great shape, it's difficult but doable if you go slow.

8 months ago

8 months ago

Perfect conditions today, the view from the look out point was worth every step.

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10 months ago

This is a good workout. You hike up a fire road to the lookout tower. There aren't too many people on the trail, which is nice. The view from the top is absolutely amazing!! This is a great short challenging hike!

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Not much of a hike, more like walking along a service road. The view at the top is really nice and if you stay for sunset it's very pretty. You can drive up if the gates are all unlocked.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Nice maintained road. Lightly traveled, although there are doe trucks that will drive by at time and dust you out