Valley of the Moon Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Valley of the Moon Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near El Centro, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1299 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
3 months ago

6 months ago

off road driving
8 months ago

Gorgeous. Short, but fun off roading experience for the entire family.

off road driving
Monday, July 04, 2016

Awesome trail to do at night. Definitely worth doing again. Not a trail to run on your own.

hiking
Saturday, February 07, 2015

hiking
Friday, May 11, 2012

Not much of a hiking trail unless you drive in. See other review on the longer valley of the moon trail for details. Ps you need a 4x4 to enjoy this trail.

rock climbing
Friday, May 11, 2012

This area is good for climbing, but you will need a 4x4 to get in. The road in has some very large rocks and wholes so make sure you also have some clearance on your vehicle If you hike from the trail head off the 8 it would be just a long walk up a steep 4 wheel drive road. Once you drive in however there are quite a few nice trails in the area and many large interesting rock formations to look at or play on. Remember you are on the Mexican board in this area so be aware of where you are hiking, it is very easy to stray out of US territory here.