Cajon Mountain

San Bernardino, California

Cajon Mountain

Cajon Mountain Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike, following dirt roads throughout, leads to a commanding vista point on the western edge of the San Bernardino Mountains high above Interstate 15 and Cajon Canyon. This leisurely day hike, on dirt road all the way, provides an unparalleled view of Cajon Canyon and the San Andreas Rift Zone, through which I–15 passes.The area may be closed periodically due to fire danger. Conditions vary each year, so be sure to consult the Cajon Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest to find out if the area is open to travel. From Cleghorn Pass the road traverses north- and east-facing slopes, staying close to the ridgeline.You pass through areas of chaparral broken intermittently by grassy slopes. Among the trees along this stretch are black oak, its yellowing leaves offering virtually the only fall color in southern California’s mountains.You will also notice both big-cone Douglas fir and incense-cedar, which is typically found in canyon bottoms."

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Trail Information

San Bernardino
Nearby City
765 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 to 3.5 hours
Best October through May (avoid during periods of substantial snow)
4,545 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,310 feet
Top Elevation
San Bernardino National Forest, Cajon Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Cajon
Local Maps