Momyer Creek Trail

San Gorgonio Wilderness, California

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Momyer Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within San Gorgonio Wilderness. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 10,499 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,853 feet. Near the end of the trail is an information guidepost.
Distance: mi Elevation: ft
Momyer Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within San Gorgonio Wilderness. It is 4.1 miles long and begins at 10,499 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,853 feet. Near the end of the trail is an information guidepost. This trail connects with the following: San Bernardino Peak Divide Trail and Momyer/Alger Creek Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: San Gorgonio Wilderness
Distance: 4.1
Elevation Gain: 3,853 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 10,499 feet
Top Elevation: 10,499 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Momyer Creek Trail
Parks: San Gorgonio Wilderness
Elevation Min/Max: 7236/10499 ft
Elevation Start/End: 10499/10499 ft

Momyer Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The Momyer Creek Trail is the shortest route to the San Bernardino Ridge from the southern side of the San Gorgonio Wilderness. It is a gorgeous trail that begins along Mill Creek and then scrawls its way through a steep section of oak forest up to the wilderness boundary. Much of the first mile and a half is exposed and can be very hot in the late morning or afternoon, and as such it is better to get an early start. The first half mile crosses the creek in a few places and can sometimes be difficult to follow."

"Few hikers venture up the unrelenting switchbacks on the enormous southern wall of the San Bernardino Divide. But those who do are rewarded with solitude, a unique perspective on the mountain, and a first-rate workout. This trip climbs the Momyer Trail, which is the shortest and steepest route to the crest. It follows the flat ridge top east to Dollar Lake Saddle, and then descends the Falls Creek Trail to form a great loop. This route is handy when the more popular trailheads book up in the summer or as a speedy way to the ridgeline for avid peak baggers. It also tours a diverse forest featuring many species of pines (Jeffrey, limber, lodgepole, sugar, and even Coulter) and oaks (black, live, and scrub), white firs, incense cedars, and, of course, endless chaparral. The upper Momyer Trail is seldom maintained and long pants are helpful, but the worst of the brush is still cut back from the trail."

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9/1/2002
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Crazy climb up the ridge, but an awesome payoff of a gorgeous view!



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