Explore the most popular trails near Apple Valley with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
8 days ago

If anyone goes up there, the flag is getting pretty beat up and needs to be replaced. Someone bring a new flag to replace the old one. I won’t be able to go back for a while.

Great hike for a sunset and sunrise. Bring lights if you think it will get dark. Bring water if it’s hot. One of my local favorites!

I thought this hike was going to be hard but it really wasn’t and I enjoyed it! Make sure you have a good pair of shoes and around this time wear something warm because once you get to the top it’s cold and windy.

This is a great trail for a quick workout.

Great trail.

so far so good with app

1 month ago

Nice easy ride up or down.

I love this trail. It is Challengingenough for a quick workout in the morning. In the summer go early before it gets too hot. Make sure you are wearing hiking shoes. And recommend gloves to protect your hands in the event that you slip coming down.

Great hike to take your dog on I had more trouble on the way down than the way up due to the shoes I wore. I would definitely do it again though. Trail was surprisingly clean as well.

hiking
2 months ago

As many have said, it is a nice trail. Have made this hike a few times, and it looks like people are starting to not take their trash with them.
Also a new inhabitant that I haven't seen here before has emerged, the Chuckwalla. Those are some big solid lizards but very docile and don't bother you. As well as a few Tarantula Wasps.

off road driving
3 months ago

We started from Fawnskin and it was an easy ride down. Great views from Fawnskin and a great way to get up, or down from Big Bear if you have the time.

4 months ago

Great ride with the family a couple turnouts with unreal views easy enough for Jlu Sahara.

hiking
5 months ago

I have never been there, is there a certain parking spot to park?

hiking
6 months ago

I really love this hike. It’s super easy and fun. My kids love going with me and I always enjoy getting them out on a hike. It’s a steep hill going up but nothing you can’t handle, sometimes I have to take a break to catch my breath but half is paved and the rest is dirt all you have to do is follow the path. it’s a nice little hike.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a great trail for getting in a fast hike before work. It has a couple challenging, steeper spots but is overall pretty moderate and is a fun hike to time and improve on.

on Coxey Road

off road driving
6 months ago

Great way to get up to the Big Bear Lake area (Fawnskin). Very easy trail, but connects to an abundance of more difficult trails the closer you get to Fawnskin. There was some snow on the sides of the trail, which made for nice mud puddles.

off road driving
7 months ago

fun family run up to fawnskin. Very easy. would be an amazing trip in the snow or rain. topography was really nice. Made the trip in our Polaris rzr.

hiking
7 months ago

I was surprised because there was good little views and since I love photography i brought my camera right along as well as my dad and my 2 dogs. I loved it, it was amazing and a good workout! Im only giving it a 4 star because they need to have a sign that all dogs need to be “on leash” as we saw that it was sprinkling we decided to head back as we were heading back people came with two very excited dogs. They weren’t well behaved either because they were barking at our dogs when we were at the top and they were still reaching the trail. I was a little upset because one of my dogs is a little dog aggressive, and my other dog is 14 yrs old and I didn’t know if those dogs can just run up to our dogs and attack them or not because they were way ahead of their owners where they couldn’t see them. So we decided to try to go off the trail and get down the mountain another way. I was very upset because they weren’t considerate to others. Please if you bring dogs BE CONSIDERATE TO OTHERS!

7 months ago

Had such a nice hike with my wife Norma! What a nice way to spend this beautiful Sunday afternoon, and eat a picnic lunch with a great view.

hiking
7 months ago

It’s a great little trail to do for a nice little workout

Awesome hike

hiking
8 months ago

Fun. Great views. Hiking shoes and gloves help with sometimes slippery and other times rocky terrain. 2-3 hours.

Great way to get out of the house if you live in the desert

hiking
9 months ago

Very short and steep hike up. There is no shade so don't go on a hot day. Lots of dog poop. I would go again. Had great views of Apple Valley.

I love this hike

hiking
10 months ago

New to the area and this was a cool find! yes it is slippery in spots and the entrance is alittle difficult to find but defiantly if your in the area its a nice trail. We did it with me, my husband, our 15 year old, and our 4 year old.

10 months ago

I rated this a 5 soley on the fact that my 4 year old daughter completed this mountain freestyle. We did not take the friendly trail. Went through the steepest parts of the trail and made it happen. Obviously we did not go down the same way that would be suicide but definitely would do it agan. My wife and oldest daughter did this hike as well.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Pleasant local hike with wonderful views from the peak. Met several very nice families on the way up and at the peak. There are many false trails; therefore, I followed about 25 of them on the way up. I turned on tracking on the way down, which will help me stay on track next time. Anyone interested in doing some volunteer work to block the false trails or mark the primary one better? Encouraging one consistent route will cause the route to improve from use over time.

10 months ago

Great relatively quick hike to get your blood moving.

hiking
11 months ago

We hike the hill often with my Fire crew for training since its just down the street we do it for time in full gear. Fastest time I have up is 20:30mins with about a 35lbs pack.

Watch for snakes and loose rocks the footing gets pretty precarious in some spots just try to stick to the trail and you'll be fine!

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