Morena Butte Trail

Campo, California 91906

Morena Butte Trail

Morena Butte Trail Professional Guide

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"Morena Butte’s three-peaked summit plateau presides over a diverse landscape of V-shaped canyons, rock-strewn ridges, and grassy depressions known as potreros (pastures). All three peaks are attractive photographically, as they consist of great slabs and boulders of pink-tinted granitic rock weathered into sometimes surreal forms."

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Day and Section Hikes: Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California (Wilderness Press)
David Money Harris
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"Morena Butte is an attractive granite outcrop overlooking Lake Morena. This moderate hike follows the PCT from the lake to the flank of the mountain, and then takes a straightforward climber’s path to the summit."

Morena Butte Trail Trip Reports

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A great Hike with tremendous views throughout. Be sure to visit all three peaks at the summit. Quite possibly my favorite hike in the area.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours
November through April
Descanso Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Morena Reservoir
Local Maps

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