San Mateo Canyon Trail

HARD 2 reviews

San Mateo Canyon Trail is a 14 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Elsinore, 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.

DISTANCE
14.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1781 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Temecula, CA: Travel Interstate 15 to the Clinton Keith Road exit and go west, then south on Tenaja Road for a total of 9.9 miles. Turn right on Rancho California Road (FS 7S01). Continue 5 miles to trailhead.

hiking
8 months ago

not that hard until the end. 90 percent was moderate, the last section was difficult because of the incline but very doable for most people with breaks.

hiking
Monday, February 29, 2016

This was fun!