Pine Mountain Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Diego County, California. It is within Cleveland National Forest. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 5,245 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,277 feet. The Pioneer Mail and Pioneer Mail Picnic Area picnic sites are near the trailhead. There are also restrooms. Along the trail there is parking. The trail ends near the Champagne Pass Viewpoint.
Pine Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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 advantage of the peak in the blossoming cycle of several chaparral species, especially ceanothus, alias “wild lilac.”"
--Jerry Schad, Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press).
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