Pacific Crest Trail
Mt Laguna, CA 91948
Hike: 1.3 miles Level: Easy
Dog-Friendly: Yes Kid-Friendly: Yes
Located just off the Pacific Crest Trail lays an easy but breath-taking hike! If you want to get a full-bodied Mt. Laguna experience without exploring all day, then this is the hike for you!
This area has sadly been affected by a recent wildfire with evidence of such surrounding you, but as the cycle of nature goes, there is also regrowth all around. Within no time though you will be greeted with views that span across the Anza Borrego Desert and other peaks nearby such as Monument Peak. When you get to the end of the trail you will see a peak identifier installed by the Sierra Club.
Personal Experience: We did this hike after camping in Alter Experience’s Tree Tents. That is quite an experience in itself! This hike is quick and easy and an instant refreshment the second you come across those views. It is quite humbling to experience such vastness!
This is a very easy-to-miss trailhead. There is no marker so you really have to just go by coordinates and now this photo to match up. It is right across the street from Horse Heaven Campground though, so that helps a bit!
At one point you’ll hit a fork in the road. Stick to the right! Eventually you’ll come across this sign letting you know you’ve gone the correct way:
First sneak peek of what’s to come!
We made it!
The peak identifier:
Nothing beats relaxing and soaking in the vast beauty:
We explored in autumn when all the lovely fall hues were in effect:
VISIT OTHER HIDDEN SPOTS NEARBY: