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

Not too challenging. Moderate is a fair assessment . View doesn’t change much and oh, keep an eye out for snakes. Saw a few..

hiking
1 month ago

One of my family's favorite hikes! It's beautiful, and we only ever see a few people.

hiking
3 months ago

That past review was today 3/19 and a perfect day temperature round trip from pinyon 6 plus hours We were retracting where my sister took the wrong turn. Could happen to anyone. Happy trails

Beautiful yet markers are not always clear especially in washes be careful and aware of your trail. My sister got lost and we live in this area and it can easily be as dangerous if not paying attention. Otherwise absolutely worth wild. Spectacular for locals as well as visitors

hiking
4 months ago

Fantastic hike and easy with beautiful views

backpacking
4 months ago

Fantastic hike with Onyx I will be comming back many more times

hiking
5 months ago

We were a group of 7 adults who hiked this trail Feb. 1st. They charge $6 per person to enter the park for day use, which was fine, we just weren't expecting it, so be sure to bring some cash to get in. It's a large campground with many camping spots, but the park was virtually empty the day we were there. The hikes go off the campground and into the mountains. It's a lovely area but the trails are very, very poorly marked and in many places not marked at all. The map they give you is not useful for the hike. We wandered off the trail a few times and were only saved by our All Trails app. Of the 3 cell phone service providers between us, only one of them got cell service in the area to access the app. The trail was a steady but very gradual incline up. We did not go to the end of the trail as we were encountering lots of deep ruts likely from recent rain. The trail was not wet, but the ruts were fairly deep in spots. We enjoyed our day and the scenery is really lovely. For the price to get in, they need to do a much better job marking the trails and then you wouldn't need an app, or map.

on Hurkey Creek Trail

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful day, after two days of rain. The sound of Hurley Creek bubbling over the rocks for the first 1/2 mile invited exploration. Not that I left the trail to walk across on rocks, or a felled tree bridge. Went about two miles up, then turned back. Paid $6 to park at Hurley Creek Campground. I was given a map that didn’t give much info of the trail. I felt it was well worth the money and time. Glad I treated myself.

backpacking
Monday, July 17, 2017

I bagged this peak while section hiking the PCT. There isn't much of a view other than Pine Trees. North of the peak there's a nice rock to watch the sunset from.

hiking
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Spectacular hike with a great variety of vegetation!

hiking
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I would call ahead. Nothing indicated trail was closed( including the forest service website) but after 3/4 mile up the trail it was closed. So our trip was very short. It was ok as far as the trail itself, easy, but mostly looking at semi-dead scrub the whole time.

hiking
Monday, November 14, 2016

this was a nice hike. we hiked for 11 miles...5.5 out and then back. I loved the creek, saw three deer, and two beautiful blue birds. I was worried about heading back because it would be uphill, but it wasn't so bad. one of the local gentlemen gave me a bottled water, which was very nice of him. it was 75 there and back on the desert floor in indio it was 92. nice day.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

We hiked from the trailhead to the creek and back - 4 miles total. Beautiful hike with blooming cactus, wild flowers and some shade with up and down elevation changes along the way. We hiked it really early morning in month of May so temperature ok. Loved the hike!

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Update! The 7 mile loop is OPEN! The front gate will hand you a map upon request. Starts out with a sufferfest mini rock garden climb but Totally WORTH It DUDE. will post a map here in the photos section. the meadows we went through was picturesque to say the least. Will come back soon.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Loved this trail! yes it's only a mile out and back but one year into Mountain Biking I can't complain really, technical climbing and descending for sure, I'm sure there's other trails here and I'm gonna find them! Coming back soon.

camping
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Great trail for hiking. Not a ton of space/spots for camping, but great if you aren't with a group. We hiked in and camped on Valentine's weekend with our dog. Was perfect for our needs:)

FYI this was our plan B after being kicked out of Barker Valley due to planned burns. Thank you All Trails for the spur of the moment nearby recommendation!

hiking
Monday, September 28, 2015

Camped with our 8yr old cub scouts and took short hike during down time. Couldnt find The official trail as it's marked on this app but found another path that followed near by. We entered between sites 97 & 98, and took the wash til we hit this path and followed north. The path veers around a barbed wire fence but joins back up. In 15 min we hit a little summit between large boulders at 0.6 miles from the campsites, then turned back due to time constraints. Boys loved it as did the parents. The trail still continued and more trails in area.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Fun easy hike . We ended up doing about 5 miles all uphill for the first 2.5 then we turned back because we lost any shade and it was over 85 degrees
But relatively easy. Sad that there was a fire so a lot of great hiking trails are closed

walking
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Fun easy hike, went out with the kids, they had a great time.

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