Mount Laguna, CA Trails and Parks

Mount Laguna has 31 trails in the vicinity, including 27 hiking trails and 4 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0.5 to 14 miles in length. The most popular trails are Big Laguna Trail, Big Laguna Trail and Big Laguna Trail. Trails.com member Michelle L. recently completed Kwaaymii Point Trail.
  • Big Laguna Trail

    5 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    The 6-mile Big Laguna Trail, completed in 1991, wends its scenic way over gently rolling hills and grassy dales, never dipping below 5400 feet of elevation nor rising to more than 5900 feet. ...
    •  5.5 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The 6-mile Big Laguna Trail, completed in 1991, wends its scenic way over gently rolling hills and grassy dales, never dipping ...

  • Big Laguna Trail

    3 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    One of the most scenic rides in all of San Diego County, this is a fairly short but very worthwhile ride. The trail winds around Laguna Meadow, which explodes in color every spring during wildflower ...
    •  10.4 miles
    •  Guide

    One of the most scenic rides in all of San Diego County, this is a fairly short but very worthwhile ride. The trail winds ...

  • Laguna Mountains: Sunset Trail

    3 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    This fairly short route to the water in the woods is only a portion of the Sunset Trail but provides a quick, quiet interlude with nature and all its stress-relieving qualities. Squirrels abound ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    This fairly short route to the water in the woods is only a portion of the Sunset Trail but provides a quick, quiet interlude ...

  • Big Laguna Trail

    2 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    From the first few footfalls into Laguna Meadow, the region has a majestic beauty superbly outlined by towering lodgepole and Coulter pines, which grow to prodigious heights in the basin. The ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    From the first few footfalls into Laguna Meadow, the region has a majestic beauty superbly outlined by towering lodgepole ...

  • Monument Peak Trail

    2 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    This short hike through pine woods and windblown chaparral takes you to Monument Peak, smack-dab on the mountain-desert ecotone. A small cluster of communication antennas rests on the peak, a ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This short hike through pine woods and windblown chaparral takes you to Monument Peak, smack-dab on the mountain-desert ecotone. ...

  • Foster Point Trail

    2 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    Come to Foster Point, not only for the great view, but also for an opportunity to identify many of Southern California’s highest mountains. A direction finder, installed by the Sierra Club, shows ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Come to Foster Point, not only for the great view, but also for an opportunity to identify many of Southern California’s ...

  • Sunset Trail

    1 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    The Sunset Trail, opened in 1993, facilitates easy access by foot to the entire west rim of the high Laguna Mountain plateau. Like its analog to the east—the sunrise-facing Pacific Crest Trail—the ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Sunset Trail, opened in 1993, facilitates easy access by foot to the entire west rim of the high Laguna Mountain plateau. ...

  • Garnet Peak Trail

    1 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    This is one of the most picturesque and beautiful regions in Southern California. The austere scenery is stark and desolate to be certain, but there is an underlying elegance to its openness ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the most picturesque and beautiful regions in Southern California. The austere scenery is stark and desolate ...

  • Rainbow Canyon Trail

    1 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    Spectacular exposures of colorfully banded and folded metamorphic rock gave “Rainbow Canyon” its so-far unofficial name. The canyon’s colorful nature is enhanced even further during a peak wildflower ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Spectacular exposures of colorfully banded and folded metamorphic rock gave “Rainbow Canyon” its so-far unofficial name. ...

  • Agua Dulce Loop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    By following the directions given here, you can piece together a rewarding loop hike that uses a forgotten alignment of the earliest highway into the Lagunas, visits the shady recesses of Agua ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    By following the directions given here, you can piece together a rewarding loop hike that uses a forgotten alignment of the ...

  • Pine Mountain Loop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    Pine Mountain Trail, the newest designated trail in the Laguna Mountains, invites your attention, especially during the merry month of May (well, maybe April and early June, as well) to take ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Pine Mountain Trail, the newest designated trail in the Laguna Mountains, invites your attention, especially during the merry ...

  • Laguna Mountains: Penny Pines Trail

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    Beginning along dry, rocky terrain with a desert view and creeping slowly toward forest, this route straddles two worlds, offering a unique perspective on the diverse nature of the San Diego ...
    •  5 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Beginning along dry, rocky terrain with a desert view and creeping slowly toward forest, this route straddles two worlds, ...

  • Laguna Campground

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    Laguna Campground offers some of the best camping in Southern California and the cheekiest ground squirrels and jays in the West. Hardly had my wife and I arrived at an incredible campsite on ...
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    Laguna Campground offers some of the best camping in Southern California and the cheekiest ground squirrels and jays in the ...

  • Vallecito Regional Park Campground

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    Native Americans lived on the site of Vallecito Regional Park for thousands of years. Then came the Spanish conquistadors, Kit Carson and General Kearny, the forty-niners and the Conestoga wagons, ...
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    Native Americans lived on the site of Vallecito Regional Park for thousands of years. Then came the Spanish conquistadors, ...

  • Little Blair Valley Primitive Campground

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    In the middle of March, I camped in Little Blair Valley on the edge of a tremendous meadow. The moon was so full that the tiny flowers sparkled from between the startlingly green grass. What ...
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    In the middle of March, I camped in Little Blair Valley on the edge of a tremendous meadow. The moon was so full that the ...

  • Pepperwood Trail to Canebrake

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    On a cool day, this is one of the most delightful downhill hikes in the county. Except for a 2-mile scramble down the eroded and overgrown remnants of the Pepperwood Trail in Pepperwood Canyon, ...
    •  8 hours
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    On a cool day, this is one of the most delightful downhill hikes in the county. Except for a 2-mile scramble down the eroded ...

  • Sombrero Peak—West Approach Trail

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    Dust off your map-and-compass skills—you’ll need them on this approach to Sombrero Peak via the rolling McCain Valley plateau. The peak stays largely hidden behind growths of chaparral and intervening ...
    •  7 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Dust off your map-and-compass skills—you’ll need them on this approach to Sombrero Peak via the rolling McCain Valley plateau. ...

  • Marshal South Cabin Trail

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    The hike to Yaquitepec is straightforward these days—since you’re not hauling in supplies and water, as the Souths were obliged to do many a time. From the Ghost Mountain parking area, follow ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike to Yaquitepec is straightforward these days—since you’re not hauling in supplies and water, as the Souths were obliged ...

  • Mason Valley Truck Trail

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    North of the Laguna Mountains and east of the green meadows rimming Cuyamaca Reservoir, Oriflamme Canyon cuts a curved gash in the mountain escarpment—a natural passage leading to the brown floor ...
    •  4 hours
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    North of the Laguna Mountains and east of the green meadows rimming Cuyamaca Reservoir, Oriflamme Canyon cuts a curved gash ...

  • Laguna to Cuyamaca Trail

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    This point-to-point route, from paved Sunrise Highway to paved Highway 79, links the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area and Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. The trails are generally marked all the way—but ...
    •  7 hours
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This point-to-point route, from paved Sunrise Highway to paved Highway 79, links the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area and ...

  • Wooded Hill Nature Trail

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    The figure-eight path of the Wooded Hill Nature Trail takes you to the highest wooded summit in the Laguna Mountains— 6223-foot Wooded Hill. (Three slightly higher summits are nearby, but they’re ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The figure-eight path of the Wooded Hill Nature Trail takes you to the highest wooded summit in the Laguna Mountains— 6223-foot ...

  • Desert View Trail

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    The Desert View Trail delivers exactly what its name says. The trail starts by winding south from the edge of the parking lot through a grove of vanilla-scented Jeffrey pines. It then hooks up ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.3 miles
    •  Guide

    The Desert View Trail delivers exactly what its name says. The trail starts by winding south from the edge of the parking ...

  • Kwaaymii Trail

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    This short interpretive trail loops over a small hill next to the visitor center called Pinon Point (or Pinyon Point). The leaflet for the trail describes Kwaaymii Indian uses of native plants ...
    •  .5 hour
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This short interpretive trail loops over a small hill next to the visitor center called Pinon Point (or Pinyon Point). The ...

  • Oasis Spring Trail

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    Oasis Spring is probably the most restful spot in the Laguna Mountains. A warm breeze from the desert wafts up the shady canyon below, bringing with it the scent of sage and California bay. Bigleaf ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Oasis Spring is probably the most restful spot in the Laguna Mountains. A warm breeze from the desert wafts up the shady ...

  • Cottonwood Canyon Trail

    0 Reviews

    Mount Laguna, CA

    V-shaped Cottonwood Canyon once provided Kumeyaay Indians with a direct, but very steep passage between the desert floor and the lush meadows of the Laguna Mountains. Springs and seasonal flows ...
    •  5 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    V-shaped Cottonwood Canyon once provided Kumeyaay Indians with a direct, but very steep passage between the desert floor ...