Morton Peak Fire Lookout to Seven Oaks Dam

Mentone, California

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The final segment of the Santa Ana River Trail descends a ridge overlooking Morton Canyon. It then follows the dirt Front Line Rd. down to the paved Greenspot Rd beneath Seven Oaks Dam. This is the lowest and hottest section of the trail and is not recommended in the summer. The south side of the ridge was incinerated in the August 2006 Emerald Fire, which was started by illegal and negligent target shooting. This chaparral is growing back rapidly, and this is a good place to watch the process of regeneration.
Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire

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Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire

by David & Jennifer Money Harris (Wilderness Press)

The final segment of the Santa Ana River Trail descends a ridge overlooking Morton Canyon. It then follows the dirt Front Line Rd. down to the paved Greenspot Rd beneath Seven Oaks Dam. This is the lowest and hottest section of the trail and is not recommended in the summer. The south side of the ridge was incinerated in the August 2006 Emerald Fire, which was started by illegal and negligent target shooting. This chaparral is growing back rapidly, and this is a good place to watch the process of regeneration.

© 2012 David & Jennifer Money Harris/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mentone
Length: 6.5
Elevation Gain: 2,800 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: San Gorgonio Wilderness
Topo Map: Morton Peak Fire Lookout to Seven Oaks Dam Topographic Map
Guide Book: Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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