Apache Peak

Mountain Center, California 92561

Apache Peak

Apache Peak Professional Review and Guide

"Apache Peak stands high on the Desert Divide, guarded on the north and west by sheer rock walls. Surprisingly, the summit itself is merely a rounded bump covered in chaparral. Whatever the peak may lack in rugged beauty, however, is compensated for by its 360-degree views of the entire Desert Divide, Santa Rosa Mountains, and Coachella and Garner Valleys. Backpackers will enjoy the nearby Apache Spring, with a reliable water source and good camping. The trip can be done as an out-and-back hike from the Zen Center, or with a short shuttle, as a loop down the scenic Spitler Peak Trail. Apache Peak is a seemingly strange name for the peak, which is located in the middle of Cahuilla Indian territory."

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Trail Information

Mountain Center
Nearby City
2,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5 hours
April-June, October-November
Mt San Jacinto State Park
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Aug 2018