Explore the most popular trails near Highland 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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off road driving
4 days ago

This trail was super fun! We went out in our Toyota 4Runner 4X4, and we’re fairly new to off-roading and did this one with no problem. Some parts are super sketch with the high cliffs and narrow road, and be careful for traffic as it can be a tight squeeze (and a little terrifying). Have your phone ready for cool videos!

off road driving
11 days ago

Took this trail today with the family for a Sunday drive. Loads of fun. Saw a couple people. Even saw a deer. Found some really nice camping areas. We will definitely do this trail again and maybe take some of the other routes.

off road driving
16 days ago

Went Labor day weekend with the family...awesome. Will definitely go again to try the other forks trails in the road. Stunning views, not alot of peolpe but all was very courteous and helpful. Definitely kid friendly!

off road driving
19 days ago

first real off road trip in my 2016 toyota Tacoma sport. 2 wheel. little rough for the first mile or so, then smooth sailing after that. took us about 2 hours only cause we stopped at a few look out spots as well as a little hidden camp site. which we will be camping at real soon.

off road driving
26 days ago

Awesome trail for the beginning off road enthusiasts

This was a challenging hike. There isn't a lot of shade so take lots of water and sunblock. it's a good incline all the way but the views are pretty nice from the top. Be aware trucks use this road a lot but most seem to be careful when they see you. Just get to the side and use common sense and it's not that bad.

off road driving
1 month ago

Really great beginner trail not challenging at all, but great views. about halfway in there is some really good barbecue and camping spots that I plan to check out in the future. Great trail with the kids! 2016 4runner SR5.

off road driving
1 month ago

First time up, beautiful scenery. Love the pine trees, a nice break from the usual rocky desert trails. I live in San Diego and will definitely return to this one. Had my 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4, but didn’t need 4WD. Most 2WD trucks or mini SUV’s can handle it. Heck, I even saw a Chevy Cruze up there. Not rocky and bumpy, mostly a nice smooth ride along the mountainside. Some cliffs, but nothing to worry about. Not dangerous at all. Fun and gorgeous views!

easy great place for beginners

Great leg and core strengthening trail!

hiking
2 months ago

Great views. Start early in the summer months. The volunteer Lookouts were nice guys.

steep but awesome view

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked the trail today, nice weather! A little hot but it was doable. This isn’t my first time hiking this trail, I noticed today there were a ton of fire ants through out the trail which made it hard to rest. Maybe it was a good thing though because I kept moving! Saw a couple of Californian King snakes but they were along the side of the trail. Overall this is a great trail, definitely a butt burner. Ditch the stair master and come here instead!

off road driving
3 months ago

Great trail all the way to the reservoir. My second trip off roading and had a blast!! Great views up top!!

Ran this big dirt road. No shade. Some trash. Saw 4x4’s and a group shooting guns and assault rifles against mountain. Some nice views. Good hill work out. Different scenery.

off road driving
3 months ago

Great beginner trail

off road driving
3 months ago

Fun scenic trail

off road driving
3 months ago

Love this hike!

Scenic, easy, 1.00-1.5 hours. Minimal traffic.

hiking
5 months ago

The way down is slippery..I recommend a walking stick for more stability.

A bun burner for sure!

Attempt to Cram Peak along old Morton Ridge Trail from Greenspot area. Easy dirt roads thru flats and into Morton Creek canyon. Trail forks off onto old dozer line along ridge. Came short of Peak by about 500 feet due to overgrowth and steep terrain at end.

This is a decent fire road (Alder Creek Road) - took my Kia Sorrento until I decided to just stop and walk (that's my being point - the endpoint is where Alder Creek Road meets Greenspot Road. The fire road goes way farther up the mountain than we went. You can go up to the "R" on the mountainside above Redlands if you want, or I believe you can meet the fire roads that lead up to Angeles Oaks. There are views of the dam from the road. No information about a trail down to the Dam though.

Great views! Long trail but worth the walk. Great for dogs!

View from the top is amazing!! Challenging areas on the way up but well worth it!

backpacking
7 months ago

I like back packing, hiking this riverbed. Sometimes ride my mountain bike all the way down to Riverside from here. Some homeless camps here and there. Be alert if go out on the riverbed. Still nice.

hiking
8 months ago

I’ve hiked this area a few times and it’s pretty Year around. I’ve also rode my mountain bike. Be prepared. Take first aid, plenty of water and power bars , you’ll need it. If you hike or walk this trail during summer time start early morning. It gets very hot. Lots of trucks and motorcycles so be very careful.

I enjoy the challenging trail up to the Peak. I'm 60 years old and it's great to know I can still do this hike.

off road driving
11 months ago

I have taken this road with a 2WD Ford Explorer SUV. I have also taken this road with a 2WD car. Sometimes the road washes out in the beginning from mill creek as you head up the hill, but for the most part, it's a easy road.

There is a camp ground up here. Also, found people shooting guns out here off the road. There are now Mountain Bike trails going off this road that we found people taking. So, fun times.

hiking
11 months ago

I love the views st the top. The trail is uphill the whole way. It’s challenging but well worth it when you reach the top!

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