San Mateo Canyon

Murrieta, California 92562

San Mateo Canyon

San Mateo Canyon Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Following the canyon may be a bit problematic. You’ll be tracing the latest incarnation of the San Mateo Canyon Trail, originally constructed before the turn of the century. Trail maintenance is occasional.

Floods routinely obliterate the trail where it passes close to the creekbed, and rapid regeneration of riparian vegetation and grasses tends to conceal what remains. Poison oak, nettles, and other irritating plants abound along the streambed, so wear pants in these areas. Beware of ticks, especially in the spring."

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Trail Information

Murrieta
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
8
Distance
1,100 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Best: November through May
Season
CNF: TD
Local Contacts
USFS San Mateo Canyon Wilderness
Local Maps

Trail Log