Secret Canyon Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews
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Secret Canyon Trail is a 14.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Alpine, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from November until April. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
14.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1627 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

This hike requires an Adventure Pass which is $5/vehicle/day. No bikes. Water along this trail is limited and not potable so hikers need to pack in all of their water. This is not a good hike to do in the summer as it is too hot and there is no shade. There is no cell service on this trail, so please be prepared. The Secret Canyon trail makes for a great overnight backpacking trip. Starting from the Pine Creek trail head and descending to end at the Horsethief trail head makes for a moderate, but technical hike. Packing in water is a must. There are multiple creeks along the trail, some had water, but most don't. Also level camp sites are limited. Overall the trail is quite enjoyable.

backpacking
9 days ago

The Secret Canyon trail makes for a great overnight backpacking trip. Starting from the Pine Creek trail head and descending to end at the Horsethief trail head makes for a moderate, but technical hike. Packing in water is a must. There are multiple creeks along the trail, some had water, but most don't. Also level camp sites are limited. Overall the trail is quite enjoyable and I would absolutely recommend it.