Monument Peak Trail

Mount Laguna, California 91948

Monument Peak Trail

Monument Peak Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This short hike through pine woods and windblown chaparral takes you to Monument Peak, smack-dab on the mountain-desert ecotone. A small cluster of communication antennas rests on the peak, a testament to its strategic geographic position. Few hikers come this way; as a result, the route is obscure and requires a bit of navigational attention."

Monument Peak Trail Trip Reports

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6/13/2010
This was an easy hike but the view at the top was outstanding. The "ecotone" was obvious to see as you look at the desert below from the pine trees at the top.
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10/6/2008
A great little hike with a cool payoff-the radio equipment at the top of the peak. See the peak of Mt. Laguna off to the side (with the microwave antennas)along with a very clear view of the eco-tones mentioned. On the other side of the mountain see a breath taking view of the desert.
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Trail Information

Mount Laguna
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
2.6
Distance
550 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
All year
Season
Descanso Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Monument Peak
Local Maps