Rock Mountain Trail

MODERATE 62 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.

1.0 miles
452 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

rock climbing

trail running



wild flowers



no shade

5 days ago

pretty decent. nothing to lose yourself over. saw a 6ft rattle up there so be careful.

rock climbing
6 days ago

The trail is steep but short, the actual rock climbing is alright, there’s some hidden climbs on the back side of the trail. If you plan on climbing top rope, bring something to protect your rope because a few of the bolts overlap rocks! Other then that there’s at least 8 climbs to choose from and as of yesterday the anchors are all still good !

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

5 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.

7 months ago

Fun and beautiful.

10 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.

10 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!

11 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.

11 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.

11 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.

11 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.

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...

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.

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! :)

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!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Climbed this today, after a visit to the Lavender Hills Pumpkin Patch, with our 5 and 7 yr old boys. They loved the rock climbing at the top, though I was a bit nervous having the at the part that overlooks the climbing walls. Overall, great short hike to do,

Sunday, September 14, 2014

good hike, it is a little tougher at the top with all the rocks but it was fun climbing to the top! if you're looking for a good exercise in a decent amount of time then this is a good one!

Monday, September 01, 2014

This was more than just walking up something and declaring victory - some climbing over big rocks to get to the top, which was fun to putz around on. A little out of the way with very few people - good way to kill an hour plus drive time.

Friday, July 11, 2014

I did this at 5 in the morning for a little sun rise hike. I had a lot of fun running up this one! Once the dirt trail ends there's a little bit of rock climbing at the top. I brought my boxer and had to pick him up on a few of the bigger rocks he couldn't get over.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pretty good hike but way too short! Got up the mountain in 15-20 minutes, at a mosey pace. Nice views of groves in Fallbrook.

Friday, April 12, 2013

My Best friend lived right across from Rock Mountain and we were always trekking up there as kids. I need to find the time to get up there again!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Not bad. Gets a little tougher at the top. You can also take a detour down to the creek. A worthwhile hike to spend an hour on.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A good simple trail.

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