Zanja Peak Trail

HARD 75 reviews

Zanja Peak Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Yucaipa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. 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.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
9 days ago

This was a really cool hike! The switchbacks and elevation gain keep things interesting and the panoramic views at the top are wonderful. Loved seeing the San Jacinto and Santa Ana Mountains in the distance, as well as the peaks that surround Lake Perris. You can also see all the major cities west of Yucaipa all the way out to Riverside.

I suggest continuing east past Zanja Peak and connecting to Regional Park Trail like others have. Looping it adds about a mile onto the hike and guides you gently down through Yucaipa Regional Park where there are bathrooms and places to rest.

I wouldn't categorize this as a hard trail. I found it to be on the more challenging side of moderate. I don't want anyone who sees the rating to be deterred. It's more than doable.

hiking
23 days ago

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1 month ago

Great trail. Be ready for a workout!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Steep / great for a workout.
Little shade
Great sights at the top!
Free parking in a dirt lot.

2 months ago

Intense be prepared! Lots of water.

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3 months ago

Been there, it's awesome!

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hiking
5 months ago

i love this trail, i take my dog all the time. it is rated hard, which i could see why because of the incline and some steep parts. still is an amazing hike tucked up on the mtns of yucaipa, i will say if your going to bring your dog on a hot day watch out for snakes. last 2 times we went saw some huge A$$ snakes, scared the life outta me.

hiking
5 months ago