Wild Horse Trail

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Wild Horse Trail is a 12 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Temecula, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2614 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from LA Basin: Take Interstate 15 south to Highway 79 near Temecula. Take Hwy. 79 south 11 miles to Dripping Springs. Turn right and park in Trailhead parking lot. (Vehicles must display a Forest Adventure Pass.) The trail is reached by walking south from the parking lot 0.5 mile through Dripping Springs Campground.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike because of length and elevation gain. Not a whole lot of sun so anytime you hike here make sure you have lots of water. The hike starts at Dripping Springs campground. $5.00 to park if you don't have a National Park Pass.

2 months ago

I love this hike ....done many times

hiking
3 months ago

Not bad for a day hike. Beautiful during the spring season.

3 months ago

good trail like it better than dripping springs follows the creek and a lot of shade!

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice trail. Is a partner trail to Dripping Springs. If you go out to the end of either to Palomar Road you can do a loop of about 17+ miles. Lots of poppies and other flowers blooming now, last week of March.

4 months ago

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hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful scenery, very serene.

6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

Did it as the second half of the Agua Tibia loop with an Eagle Crag summit. This trail is second only to Dripping Springs for views and fun in San Diego. Can't say enough about how fun this is. The oak grove portion is amazing. Tough trail too, so bring some water.

hiking
8 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

First time on Wild Horse. Did a run/walk for 6 miles and walked it back in. No Wildlife visible during my adventure. Was very dry, thankful that I had a good cloud clover. On the way back in I got a steady drizzle for 10-15 minutes and then warmed back up again. Great trail, would do it again.

You have to walk into and all the way to the rear of a campground to find the trail head.

$5 needed for parking unless you are able to snag 1 of the 4 free spots.

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