Cedar Springs Trail to Little Desert

Mountain Center, California 92561

Cedar Springs Trail to Little Desert

Cedar Springs Trail to Little Desert Professional Review and Guide

"Hike to the top of the lovely Desert Divide section of the lower San Jacinto Mountains to the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail. Views in all directions make this one of the most scenic places in all Southern California. Since the mountainside is south and west facing, the best time to get started is before the sun is high in the sky. The route is exposed to the sun, and temperatures quickly can reach scorching in the summertime. However, winter excursions and early jaunts are incredibly rewarding. In winter the westward views extend to the Pacific and the clear azure skies adorn the heavens. Atop the crest, a solitary oak tree provides shade at the junction."

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Trail Information

Mountain Center
Nearby City
5
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
San Bernardino National Forest
Local Contacts
TOPO! CD: California CD 10; USGS: Palm View Peak
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018