Paradise Mountain Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews

Paradise Mountain Loop is a 8.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pauma Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until July. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1860 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

hiking
11 days ago

The route listed is longer than 8.2 miles. I took the first shortcut coming down the mountain and it was exactly 8.2 miles. The ascent is difficult, mainly because parts of the trail are washed out and overgrown. The views at the top are amazing. I came on a weekend and there were very few people. There is water at the trailhead for horses and dogs. Make sure to pack plenty though, there is no shade and even in the winter, it can get warm.

hiking
11 months ago

Saturday, September 26, 2015