Monserate Mountain Trail

Rainbow CDP, California

Elevation Gain189ft
Trailhead Elevation861ft
Elevation Min/Max861/1037ft
Elevation Start/End861/861ft

Monserate Mountain Trail

Monserate Mountain Trail is a hiking trail in Rainbow CDP, California. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 861 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 189 feet. This trail connects with the following: Monserate Mountain Trail - Peak.

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Afoot & Afield: San Diego County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"The dark west flank of Monserate Mountain rises abruptly alongside I15, its chaparral-coated surface relatively uncut by roads and graded residential lots. The Fallbrook Land Conservancy has established its largest preserve here, the 340-acre Monserate Mountain Preserve. The hike to the 1567-foot high point on the mountain could be considered a chore, but optimistically (it’s easy to be optimistic hiking on a clear, cool day) the experience combines some heart-pounding exercise with a spacious and panoramic view at the top."

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Trail Information

Rainbow CDP
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Moderate to Difficult
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Fallbrook Land Conservancy
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USGS Bonsall
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