Morton Ridge Trail is a 5.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Angelus Oaks, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,394 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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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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bugs
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7 days ago

This is a great trial! Very good workout because it’s all uphill. There is very little parking at the beginning of the trial, only about 7-8 parking spots so get there early! But there is no fee to park. When you get to the top their is a picnic table and the fire tower. Their is also a bathroom, it’s a little stinky but it at least had toilet paper. There are a lot of bugs so bring bug spray! Also bring lots of water because there is no shade until you get up to the top. Also, there are a few cars that go up the trial so watch out for vehicles when hiking.

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15 days ago

Steep incline. Should take a beginner about an hour to get to the top. The views are gorgeous! Especially early am! The road back down is a breeze!

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bugs
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23 days ago

Pretty much all uphill but work it for the view at the end. Very nice weather right now.

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rocky
26 days ago

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28 days ago

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1 month ago

I showed up around 730am there were a few others just getting started. A lot of incline.... You don’t need to go very far up for views. This was a beautiful hike! The trails are wide enough if youre trying to social distance! I didn’t go all the way up but I’m going back for sure! Also like the other reviews, there are people who ride dirt bikes up the road so if you like hiking with headphones I recommend keeping it low enough to listen out for any motor bikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice hike with good views. Can hear the highway part of the way. I didn’t like that there are dirt bikes using the trail but that is pretty typical for SoCal.

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hiking
2 months ago

Half the trail is an off road use trail, which kills the mood. Not much to see in terms of nature on the trail itself, but the views at the peak are nice.

ohv/off road driving
2 months ago

All you morons stop walking on a truck trail almost hit some hikers watch out, your supposed to drive up a bit to a gate then park and hike to Morton’s but this is a truck trail used frequently by off-roaders going to camp, hunt (there is legal hunting),and is used a bypass route to angelus oaks when the 38 is locked up, especially in winter time, if your car can’t make it to the gate then I suggest find somewhere else to hike

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Dylan’s first hike and he killed it!

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4 months ago

Nice climb. Nice views. Have to share some the road with dirt bikes and off road vehicles but it wasn’t crowded. Would do it again. It nice to have the picnic table and bathroom at top.

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4 months ago

Great uphill trail and beautiful views- took my dog. Went about 8:30 am, only 1 person ahead of me and a couple on the way back. Bring water for self and animals and a snack and wear a hat, the sun will get you. Wore a light jacket that I took on and off along the way. The top had a restroom and trashcans which was nice. Likely go again with someone who’s never been.

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5 months ago

Great workout! Uphill the whole way to the top. The views along the way are fantastic and spectacular views from the top. We did see some trash piles

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5 months ago

Very nice trail and great view at the top! Watch out for trucks and dirt bikes, stand to the side. Good exercise and nice weather when I went. The tower is really cool and a good place to have lunch!

5 months ago

I hiked the 3 mile trail to the lookout. The first 1 1/2 mile is open to all traffic and I got choked in the dust of several autos. 5 or 6 motorcycles passed me, for which I lowered my rating to 4 stars. But the view at the top was splendid and only shared by another couple. There's an outhouse and a picnic table there , so really is an excellent destination.

hiking
5 months ago

Little windy at the top like normal, definitely couldn’t hang out too long without getting chilled. Beautiful view!

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7 months ago

Fun local trail, good view of Yucaips and Redlands from the top. Some volunteer workers were at the tower and let us go up.

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bugs
7 months ago

running
9 months ago

Great workout!

hiking
9 months ago

Tons of jeeps and motorcycles not fun for hiking. Dusty

hiking
9 months ago

Great keep trail. Great layered views , canyons

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9 months ago

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bugs
Wed May 15 2019

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Sun Apr 14 2019

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Wed Apr 03 2019

Good trail. Pretty steep for our 6 year old. The road is a Jeep trail but that means it is pretty slippery in some places since it’s hard pack and some sand. Lookout tower is locked so you can go up and get an awesome view. Good views but not much shade.

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