Caliente Wilderness Trail

Warner Springs, California 92086

Caliente Wilderness Trail

Caliente Wilderness Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This section of the Pacific Crest Trail, through lands formerly considered for official wilderness status (the Caliente Wilderness Study Area), winds along boulder-strewn ridges and through small ravines shaded by mini-groves of live oak. In the upper reaches, there’s no noise other than the wind, and no signs of humankind other than the trail itself. Even the skies are nearly quiet; the area seems to be removed from the flight paths of most aircraft."

Caliente Wilderness Trail Trip Reports

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5/9/2010
Not easy to find, but worth the trouble. Don't get fooled by the miners trail, which could be mistaken for the trailhead. You must go a little further up the road. Spring is the best time to do this hike.
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12/1/2008
This trail is pleasant but lacks a special destination. It is great for exercise and you can add mileage by continuing past the trip description. About half of it burned fairly recently and so you can watch the effect of a large fire on the vegetation.
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Trail Information

Warner Springs
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
12
Distance
1,700 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
7 hours
Duration
November though May
Season
Palomar Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Warner Springs, Hot Springs Mtn.
Local Maps

Trail Log