Rabbit Peak and Villager Peak Trail

HARD 5 reviews

Rabbit Peak and Villager Peak Trail is a 23.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Desert Lodge, California that offers scenic views. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
23.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8015 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

views

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Hike north from S-22 across the desert floor for a mile, then straight up for the next several to Villager Peak. From there, either spend the night and summit Rabbit Peak in the AM, or continue on and spend the night on Rabbit Peak. Could be done as an excruciating day hike.

7 months ago

Love this rolling ridge in early spring, gorgeous views.

8 months ago

backpacking
9 months ago

This hike is TOUGH. Did it as an overnight. Camped out on Rabbit. Saw some other people who camped at Villager. Either way, you're gonna be sore. Views abound, lotsa wind. My new pick for most difficult San Diego hike for sure. Truly satisfying.

backpacking
10 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, January 20, 2015