Pine Valley, CA Trails and Parks

Pine Valley has 20 trails in the vicinity, including 15 hiking trails and 5 for mountain biking. These trails range from 0.5 to 19 miles in length. The most popular trails are Bear Valley Road, Fred Canyon Road and Noble Canyon Trail (Backpacking). Trails.com member Kristin D. recently completed Noble Canyon.
  • Noble Canyon

    4 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    Situated in the Laguna Range, which tends to be warmer and drier than the neighboring Cuyamacas, you'll climb up an intermittent dirt and pavement road on this ride. It's easy to be lulled into ...
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    Situated in the Laguna Range, which tends to be warmer and drier than the neighboring Cuyamacas, you'll climb up an intermittent ...

  • Noble Canyon Trail (Backpacking)

    3 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    Freeway-close for San Diego residents, Noble Canyon in the Laguna Mountains offers an unadulterated look at backcountry Southern California, circa 1920. Today, as suburbia leapfrogs inland from ...
    •  2 days
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Freeway-close for San Diego residents, Noble Canyon in the Laguna Mountains offers an unadulterated look at backcountry Southern ...

  • Noble Canyon Trail

    2 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    The Noble Canyon National Recreation Trail is an extension and reworking of an older trail built across the Laguna Mountains in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Since its completion ...
    •  5 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The Noble Canyon National Recreation Trail is an extension and reworking of an older trail built across the Laguna Mountains ...

  • Wooded Hill Nature Trail

    2 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    If you’ve completed some of the other hikes found in the mountains of San Diego County, you’ve seen views north across the desert, east to the Salton Sea, and south from Stonewall Peak, but you ...
    •  Day hike
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    If you’ve completed some of the other hikes found in the mountains of San Diego County, you’ve seen views north across the ...

  • Desert View Nature Trail

    2 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    According to lore, Burnt Rancheria Campground was named for a seasonal house that was torched by Native Americans unhappy with the numerous ranchers heading to the Laguna Mountains in the 1800s. ...
    •  Day hike
    •  1.3 miles
    •  Guide

    According to lore, Burnt Rancheria Campground was named for a seasonal house that was torched by Native Americans unhappy ...

  • Cottonwood Creek Falls Trail

    2 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    A second set of falls south of the Laguna Mountain crest invites your exploration. Although these falls on Cottonwood Creek are somewhat less spectacular than those on Kitchen Creek, they have ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A second set of falls south of the Laguna Mountain crest invites your exploration. Although these falls on Cottonwood Creek ...

  • Noble Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    Located in Pine Valley, about 40 miles east of San Diego. Highlights: There is some incredible singletrack within this woodsy forest setting. Ecological Reserve near Laguna Mountain Recreation ...
    •  2.6 hours
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in Pine Valley, about 40 miles east of San Diego. Highlights: There is some incredible singletrack within this woodsy ...

  • Garnet Peak

    1 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    Although Garnet Peak isn’t the highest peaklet along the Laguna Mountain rim, its exposed position makes it a good place to view both the pine-clad Laguna plateau and the raw desert below. Especially ...
    •  1½ hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Although Garnet Peak isn’t the highest peaklet along the Laguna Mountain rim, its exposed position makes it a good place ...

  • Bear Valley Road

    1 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    A fun and short entry-level 4WD route with some wonderful vistas from well over 4,000 feet. As you will see by the spent cartridges littering this area, people are ignoring the No Shooting signs. ...
    •  Easy to Moderate
    •  1 hour
    •  8.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A fun and short entry-level 4WD route with some wonderful vistas from well over 4,000 feet. As you will see by the spent ...

  • Corte Madera Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    On a clear day atop Corte Madera Mountain, you can see forever—or at least as far as Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands to the west and the mile-high Sierra Juarez plateau in Baja California ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    On a clear day atop Corte Madera Mountain, you can see forever—or at least as far as Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands ...

  • Garnet Peak

    1 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    The summit of Garnet Peak will send shivers of joy down your spine, and, if the weather is clear, might offer the most spectacular views in San Diego County. Reach the trailhead before dawn for ...
    •  Day hike
    •  2.25 miles
    •  Guide

    The summit of Garnet Peak will send shivers of joy down your spine, and, if the weather is clear, might offer the most spectacular ...

  • Cottonwood Creek Falls Trail

    0 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    Upon entering the canyon, the creek assumes a splendid mantle. A lovely wooded arbor sits streamside in the open lower reaches. As the trail progresses upward into an eroded desert chasm, pools ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Upon entering the canyon, the creek assumes a splendid mantle. A lovely wooded arbor sits streamside in the open lower reaches. ...

  • Noble Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    This course is full of contrasting terrain. The runner passes through pine forests; woodlands of oak and ferns; grassy meadows; and dry, rocky canyons spotted with yucca and cactus. Tranquil ...
    •  1.5 - 3 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    This course is full of contrasting terrain. The runner passes through pine forests; woodlands of oak and ferns; grassy meadows; ...

  • Cottonwood Canyon View

    0 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    Part of the appeal of the Laguna Mountains is the huge eastern escarpment that drops away to the desert floor—4,000 feet below the forested mountain slopes. The transition is abrupt: forest one ...
    •  Day hike
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Part of the appeal of the Laguna Mountains is the huge eastern escarpment that drops away to the desert floor—4,000 feet ...

  • Sunset Trail

    0 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    The Sunset Trail, opened in 1993, permits easy access by foot along the west rim of the high Laguna Mountain plateau. Like its analogue a few miles east, the sunrisefacing Pacific Crest Trail, ...
    •  3½ hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Sunset Trail, opened in 1993, permits easy access by foot along the west rim of the high Laguna Mountain plateau. Like ...

  • Kwaaymii Interpretive Trail

    0 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    Like the Paso Nature Trail in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, the self-guided Kwaaymii Interpretive Trail offers excellent insight into the natural history of the region. This trail primarily highlights ...
    •  Day hike
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Like the Paso Nature Trail in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, the self-guided Kwaaymii Interpretive Trail offers excellent insight ...

  • Lightning Ridge / Horse Heaven Meadow

    0 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    Meadows have a special appeal. Perhaps it is their promises of water and cool grass. Perhaps it is because meadows offer great opportunities for spotting wildlife. And perhaps it is because a ...
    •  Day hike
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Meadows have a special appeal. Perhaps it is their promises of water and cool grass. Perhaps it is because meadows offer ...

  • Oasis Spring

    0 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    If, after completing the hike up Garnet Peak or out to the Cottonwood Canyon viewpoint, you find yourself wondering what life in one of the steep canyons leading to the desert is like, this is ...
    •  Day hike
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    If, after completing the hike up Garnet Peak or out to the Cottonwood Canyon viewpoint, you find yourself wondering what ...

  • Horsethief Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    The croak of a raven cracks the stillness as we saunter down the green-fringed path. A groggy dragonfly flits through a beam of morning sunlight. Cool air, slinking down the night-chilled slopes, ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The croak of a raven cracks the stillness as we saunter down the green-fringed path. A groggy dragonfly flits through a beam ...

  • Fred Canyon Road

    0 Reviews

    Pine Valley, CA

    A very scenic drive on a one-lane road that provides fine vistas from well over 5,000 feet elevation. East of here the relatively well-vegetated southern coast ranges fade into the hot, dry, ...
    •  Easy
    •  1 hour
    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A very scenic drive on a one-lane road that provides fine vistas from well over 5,000 feet elevation. East of here the relatively ...