Monserate Mountain Trail

Pala, California

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The dark west flank of Monserate Mountain rises abruptly alongside I15, its chaparral-coated surface relatively uncut by roads and graded residential lots. The Fallbrook Land Conservancy has established its largest preserve here, the 340-acre Monserate Mountain Preserve. The hike to the 1567-foot high point on the mountain could be considered a chore, but optimistically (it’s easy to be optimistic hiking on a clear, cool day) the experience combines some heart-pounding exercise with a spacious and panoramic view at the top.
Afoot & Afield: San Diego County

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Afoot & Afield: San Diego County

by Jerry Schad (Wilderness Press)

The dark west flank of Monserate Mountain rises abruptly alongside I15, its chaparral-coated surface relatively uncut by roads and graded residential lots. The Fallbrook Land Conservancy has established its largest preserve here, the 340-acre Monserate Mountain Preserve. The hike to the 1567-foot high point on the mountain could be considered a chore, but optimistically (it’s easy to be optimistic hiking on a clear, cool day) the experience combines some heart-pounding exercise with a spacious and panoramic view at the top.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Pala
Length: 3.8
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: November through May
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Fallbrook Land Conservancy
Local Maps: USGS Bonsall
Topo Map: Monserate Mountain Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Afoot & Afield: San Diego County Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
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