Banning, CA Trails and Parks

Banning has 12 trails in the vicinity, including 10 hiking trails and 2 for campgrounds. These trails range from 1 to 9.4 miles in length. The most popular trails are Black Mountain Trail, Dark Canyon Campground and Marion Mountain Campground. Trails.com member Solique A. recently completed Black Mountain.
  • Marion Mountain Campground

    4 Reviews

    Banning, CA

    From L.A., the ride to Marion Mountain Campground on I-10 through “The Inland Empire” (aka “Land of Swirling Gases”) is, at best, horrifying. Persevere, though, and head up CA 243 from Banning, ...
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    From L.A., the ride to Marion Mountain Campground on I-10 through “The Inland Empire” (aka “Land of Swirling Gases”) is, ...

  • Dark Canyon Campground

    2 Reviews

    Banning, CA

    I drove through Idyllwild in a mist so thick the neon lights of the cute little mountain town could only blush through the fog. I found a place to park and drifted along a sidewalk until I ran ...
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    I drove through Idyllwild in a mist so thick the neon lights of the cute little mountain town could only blush through the ...

  • Kitching Peak Trail

    1 Reviews

    Banning, CA

    NOTE: This trail is subject to periodic closures, so be sure to contact the Ranger Station as listed in the Trail Guide for more information. Kitching Peak is a half-day jaunt to the isolated ...
    •  5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    NOTE: This trail is subject to periodic closures, so be sure to contact the Ranger Station as listed in the Trail Guide for ...

  • Seven Pines Trail

    0 Reviews

    Banning, CA

    The lightly traveled Seven Pines Trail climbs through the spectacular forests, creeks, and rock formations on the western slopes of San Jacinto. It is longer but less steep than the nearby Marion ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    The lightly traveled Seven Pines Trail climbs through the spectacular forests, creeks, and rock formations on the western ...

  • North Fork of the San Jacinto River

    0 Reviews

    Banning, CA

    The San Jacinto River is fed by small springs dotting the upper reaches of the mountain, which coalesce and flow down the west side. By the time it reaches Highway 243, it has grown into a modest ...
    •  2 hours
    •  2 miles
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    The San Jacinto River is fed by small springs dotting the upper reaches of the mountain, which coalesce and flow down the ...

  • Black Mountain Trail

    0 Reviews

    Banning, CA

    The San Jacinto region is a favorite of many Southern Californians. Most who visit here enthusiastically proclaim its resemblance to the Sierra Nevada, and this hike shows off many of those ...
    •  4 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The San Jacinto region is a favorite of many Southern Californians. Most who visit here enthusiastically proclaim its resemblance ...

  • Kitching Peak

    0 Reviews

    Banning, CA

    This fine day hike leads to a panoramic viewpoint on the edge of the wildest mountain country in southern California. Kitching Peak stands like a great throne overlooking the San Gorgonio Pass ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This fine day hike leads to a panoramic viewpoint on the edge of the wildest mountain country in southern California. Kitching ...

  • Whitewater Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Banning, CA

    The Whitewater River is the largest waterway between the Mojave and Colorado Rivers. The Wildlands Conservancy has established an outstanding nature preserve in the river canyon at the site of ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Whitewater River is the largest waterway between the Mojave and Colorado Rivers. The Wildlands Conservancy has established ...

  • North Fork San Jacinto River

    0 Reviews

    Banning, CA

    This trip is more of a saunter than a hike, a place to contemplate the gifts of the natural world and brie?y forget civilization’s tribulations. The area is of special biological interest as ...
    •  1.4 miles
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    This trip is more of a saunter than a hike, a place to contemplate the gifts of the natural world and brie?y forget civilization’s ...

  • Indian Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Banning, CA

    Indian Mountain rises to 5,790 feet over the western foothills of the range, offering a splendid panorama over chaparral-coated hillsides and the flat expanse of San Jacinto Valley. ...
    •  5.5 miles
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    Indian Mountain rises to 5,790 feet over the western foothills of the range, offering a splendid panorama over chaparral-coated ...

  • Black Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Banning, CA

    In recent years, development has crept forward in Garner Valley and around the fringes of the San Jacinto Wilderness and State Park. But fortunately, the high country has remained inviolate, ...
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    In recent years, development has crept forward in Garner Valley and around the fringes of the San Jacinto Wilderness and ...

  • West Westward Avenue

    0 Reviews

    Banning, CA

    West Westward Avenue is a hiking trail in Banning, California. It is a mile long and begins at 2,425 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a total elevation gain of 68 ...
    •  1.0 miles

    West Westward Avenue is a hiking trail in Banning, California. It is a mile long and begins at 2,425 feet altitude. Traveling ...