Best trails in Alpine

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Looking for a great trail near Alpine, California? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Cuyamaca Rancho State Park or Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Poway Park or El Capitan County Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Alpine ranging from 1.1 to 3.1 miles and from 1,502 to 6,223 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Alpine
Top trails (10)
#1 - Espinosa Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
This is a short hike down to a small swimming hole surrounded by rocks. There is some shade on the trail, but not much. The hike starts from a parking lot, down a dirt road and then you make a right oShow more
#2 - Viejas Mountain Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Viejas Mountain Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Alpine, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#3 - Wooded Hill Nature Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 45 m
Start exploring Mt Laguna with this very accessible hike featuring woods and great views. Perfect for younger children and those without a high level of fitness. In mid-June the area was bursting withShow more
#4 - Pioneer Mail Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 47 m
This trail is dirt and rock and climbs to a rock face looking out over the Anza Borrego Desert. While the trail is short, you can easily follow it to the Kwimee Point (the end of the trail) and continShow more
#5 - Viejas Mountain Trail - South Approach
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 3 h 18 m
The fist first 3/4 of a mile is very steep and rocky and a real leg burner. Then it sort of eases up a bit but is still almost all uphill. At 3/4 of a mile up, there's a nice mesa to give you a bit ofShow more
#6 - Secret Canyon Trail
Pine Creek Wilderness
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Length: 14.7 mi • Est. 7 h 1 m
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 Show more
#7 - Wright's Field
Wright's Field
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Very large field with small hills and pretty good views of some mountains. Lots of different paths to choose from, some travelled daily, other that appear out of use. Overall a very doable, enjoyable,Show more
#8 - Loveland Reservoir Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 32 m
This trail is mainly used for fishing access, and the parking lot for Lake access is closed Wednesday/Thursday.Show more
#9 - Roberts Ranch Trail
Cleveland National Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
Roberts Ranch Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alpine, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#10 - Anderson Truck Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Lake Jennings Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 27 m
Anderson Truck Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Alpine, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The traiShow more