Morton Ridge Trail

HARD 29 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
1341 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,

8 days ago

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

2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

3 months ago

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

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5 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
8 months ago

10 months ago

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

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

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

Saturday, April 23, 2016

broad trail easy to walk on. the gradation is not too steep.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Friday, April 08, 2016

it's been like months since my last visit. wait for me soon. :)

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

I hiked from the east side. You do not need an adventure pass. You can drive up to where the road splits if you want to get to the peak quicker. The trails are wide and not too rough with a chance to see some wildlife.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Great 5.5 mile round trip hike to a fire lookout. Views of Yucaipa, Mentone, and Redlands. The first mile is the steepest, then left at the gate and continue about 1.75 miles to the top.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

I explored this trail with my friend in the afternoon. Since it's winter we only had 2 litres of water, which was enough. We saw a beautiful sunset from the top, and the moon was so bright we were able to walk by its light. It was a perfect and easily doable hike.