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

Cool lil trail but as of July 7 it is bone dry.

nice trail
kinda hard to find
had to use a website to find the beginning
and got lost several times
the service trail for the power pole mix in with the trail

REMEMBER GO LEFT AT THE T
but the stream was nice and cool and dogs loved it

ALSO A RATTLESNAKE LIVES UP IN THE SMALL CAVE ABOVE THE STREAM/WATERFALL
be careful with children or dogs or anyone

but it was a nice view on a positive note

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful, sunny day today. Yellow, white, and purple wildflowers were in bloom. Ran into about a dozen people during the hike (mid-day), about 50/50 mountain bikers to hikers. Nice combination of exposed and limited shade. Very easy grade. Lots of birds - spring is in the air. Dry - bring water and chap stick. Wonderful, pine tree smell!

A fairly well maintained path for how narrow it is. Saw some sdg&e employees on our way back up. plenty of exploring around the falls area, we went in early April to find a considerably verdant creek bed and clean stream.

backpacking
4 months ago

This was a fun trail!! I highly suggest doing it in reverse so that you can camp at the meadow area. This was about 7 miles from the start going in reverse otherwise if you do it the way it suggests it is about 3.5-4 miles into the trail. It is really pretty and although you cannot see far you are surrounded by mountains

This was a really nice hike about 1 hour out of San Diego and really easy acesss to the trailhead, I actually went to Foster Point then followed the PCT to Monument Peak a little back tracking but turned out to be a nice way to add more milage to the hike :)

I almost did not want to post a review because I don't want people to know about this trail. It goes down an old road, but then weaves through the forest and fields. We saw some large mountain lion tracks in the snow which was pretty cool. Along the way there are good views, you can see out to Cuyamaca Peak and Stonewall Peak and beyond.

This trail is pretty flat other than the entrance/exit to the trailhead which is more like a steep animal trail than a hiking trail, if you catch my drift.

5 months ago

Short hike down to the “falls”... more like stream, but I’ll take it! Very slippery along the water, even on the dry rocks. Check yourself for ticks after. Found tons on us and the dog. Very nice surroundings and shaded.

trail running
6 months ago

Great trails. The big lake has water but the other ones are dry. Wonderful hike/trail run beautiful up here the weather is great.

Beautiful, easy hike!

It was a little confusing to get to at first because the entrance is hidden and unmarked, but I followed the trail map on this app and found it fine. Beautiful and serene views near the creek/waterfall

Nothing to see there, not much panoramic views... no wonder is all alone. Pine mountain not for me- Garnet Peak is in a higher level though

Loved the hike!!! It was a beautiful day and the lake was so serene. Saw ducks, hawks and woodpeckers. Great way to start the day and it’s well marked so the loop was super easy to follow!

hiking
8 months ago

This was a great hike for our alternative Thanksgiving Feast.The hike is easy and a leisurely pace with plenty of stops for photos got us through the almost 6 mile loop in under 3 hours.There is a perfect picnic spot at the far end of the lake with plenty of shade and big rocks to sit on while you dine!

Beautiful place with amazing views,and not dogs poop.

brought my 13 yr old son and his friend for the weekend. meteor shower was epic there. we hiked all over(locally) really easy and fun.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Amazing hike! You can make it longer or shorter depending on what you want. We wanted to challenge ourselves because we're training for Peru and trying to get in some higher elevation hikes. There's almost no shade so go early to beat the heat. Saw some baby horned lizards on the trail and lots of hummingbirds. Take the detour to Garnet peak for amazing views of Anza Borrego desert, the best part.

on Oasis Spring Trail

hiking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

The only parking is south of the trail and you have to hike up to the trail on the highway. I took the trail just south of where the map shows the trail starting, and it joins the PCT for a bit before joining this trail. However, this trail had a lot of sticks piled over the opening suggesting that it's not a legal trail. I went down 1/2 way anyway, then turned back because it was too hot. On my way back to the car the original trail I took from the highway had a "illegal trail" sign on it. I try to respect these signs but it's hard to hike this trail and stay legal.

You get the best of both worlds: desert and mountain views. My family and I hike it at least twice a year. We enjoy it so much!

Monday, June 12, 2017

great hike

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful hike mid-week and only saw a couple of other people. A wide variety of flowers were in bloom.

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

There were some amazing views for the first couple miles, and after that it veers away from the ridge into some boulder fields. Not a lot of shade on the route, so bring your own if it's going to be hot. Passed about 30 hikers on a Friday morning/early afternoon.

hiking
Friday, April 21, 2017

loved this hike. was super windy when we went. saw one garter snake.

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Not popular at all. We had the falls to ourselves!

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Some of the best views in San Diego County. Well maintained trail.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

A short side hike off of the PCT with a nice view of the desert floor.

backpacking
Friday, March 31, 2017

We plan on backpacking this soon. Can anyone tell me if there are any camping spots?

hiking
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

We hiked a 5 mile stretch, with kids. The views were fabulous and their was quite a few others using the trail.

hiking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A short but nice hike. Great views and beautiful small falls after all the rain.

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