Rock Mountain Trail

MODERATE 57 reviews

Rock Mountain Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fallbrook, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
452 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

no shade

hiking
1 month ago

Great short little trail. Looks like some rock climbing can be down because some one put down some hooks. Pretty short though and littered with bottles.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike. The trail was littered, but the views were nice. Some of trail was washed out. Don't leave anything in car--mine was broken into and lots of little stuff stolen.

hiking
4 months ago

One of my favorites don't drive out of your way to do this one but if you happen to need "more" after the Margarita its just 3 minutes up the street.

hiking
5 months ago

Fun and beautiful.

hiking
8 months ago

A very fun hike. We didn't plan to do any exploring here but when our other plans fell through we were lucky enough to find this gem. There is no shade so make sure you bring sunscreen and water. There are also many paths and different trails so be mindful of where you have been and where you are going. But exploring new trails is half the fun.

hiking
8 months ago

Loved it! A fun hike, came down feeling like a kid. Not just foot work there are place as you get closer to the top you climb and get your hands involved. Climbing the boulders was great, what views!

hiking
9 months ago

Really pretty, but unable to finish due to SO MANY BEES! If you're afraid or allergic to bees this is not the best hike for you. Wish I could finish cause it was so beautiful, but couldn't risk getting stung.

hiking
9 months ago

I live in Fallbrook and had no idea this was here. The trail is severely washed out at some parts but it makes for a more fun adventure! Note: There are bees everywhere!! And it's in direct sunlight so bring sunscreen. There are 2 abandoned cars, if you veer to the right there's a white car at the base of the rocks, if you head left and start preparing to rock climb, you will come across another car. It's worth scrambling up the rocks for the amazing views! Sit up top and think about life or turn around and head back down, it can be a short hike or a long hike depending on how far you linger around. I bet the ocean views are amazing on a clear day.

hiking
9 months ago

Rough and eroded social trail, steep in places. Really enjoyed the short, easy rock scramble at the end. Amazing views from up top. The graffiti on the rocks is a downer.

hiking
9 months ago

the stairs led to rocks at top of hill, but another half of the trail was not clearly marked. due to recent rain most of the path has been over grown and not recently traversed. at the end of one path I meet a fence that had to be climbed over.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The route on the map doesn't show the 1 mile loop below the in and out trail.

hiking
Friday, September 30, 2016

Nice little morning hike! Good views on a clear day. Yes the graffiti sucks but it's still a nice hike

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Could have done without the graffiti all of the way up the rocky section...

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

nice hike with alot of different paths.. I took the steepest route it was alot of fun.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fun little hike. Just follow the beer cans and graffiti.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Short with a sweet view! loved it.

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

My favorite quick hike. You can be up and down within an hour if you don't stop for long and chill at the top. Climbing up the rocks at the top is my favorite part. There are some hooks at the top for repelling or climbing too!

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Overall an awesome hike. I took my girlfriend and her older brother and it was really fun and very peaceful too. There was a lot of graffiti on the rocks so that was kinda a bummer. Great view and will be back again! :)

hiking
Monday, April 06, 2015

Pretty easy trail for beginners. All I ate that day was a banana and I had a half gallon of water. Made it to the rocky top in a fair amount of time. And I don't usually go on trails that much.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

great short hike with awesome views! And a good workout because it is all uphill!

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