Explore the most popular forest 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.

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
19 days 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!

1 month ago

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

steep but awesome view

2 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
2 months ago

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

off road driving
2 months ago

Great beginner trail

off road driving
2 months ago

Fun scenic trail

off road driving
2 months ago

Love this hike!

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

4 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.

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!

6 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.

7 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
9 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.

10 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!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nice hike for cool evenings. It's basically a dirt road and can be steep. Great hike to do again and again.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

My weekly workout! Great short trail with a nice elevation challenge. It gets easier every time!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wonderful view! If you're not in great shape, it's difficult but doable if you go slow.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Perfect conditions today, the view from the look out point was worth every step.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

This is a good workout. You hike up a fire road to the lookout tower. There aren't too many people on the trail, which is nice. The view from the top is absolutely amazing!! This is a great short challenging hike!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Not much of a hike, more like walking along a service road. The view at the top is really nice and if you stay for sunset it's very pretty. You can drive up if the gates are all unlocked.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Nice maintained road. Lightly traveled, although there are doe trucks that will drive by at time and dust you out

Saturday, April 23, 2016

broad trail easy to walk on. the gradation is not too steep.

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