Noble Canyon Trail in the Laguna Mountains East of San Diego

Noble Canyon Trail

Distance: 10 – 14 miles | Hiking time: 5-8 hours | Difficulty: 7/10

The Noble Canyon Trail is located in the beautiful Laguna Mountains. Known for its steep and rugged terrain, this trail is a favorite among hikers looking for a challenging and rewarding experience. The Penny Pines trailhead is located just off the Sunrise Highway…

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Hauser Canyon Trail

Hauser Canyon Trail hike

Distance: 13.5 miles | Hiking time: 8 hours | Difficulty: 8/10

The Hauser Canyon Trail hike takes you along a section of the PCT south of Lake Morena and past Morena Butte. Most of the trail is well traveled, though in the lower portion of the hike within the canyon the trail can get overgrown and difficult…

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Horsethief Canyon Trail

Horsetheif Canyon Trail

Distance: 3.2-4.1 miles | Hiking time: 2 hours | Difficulty: 5/10

Horsethief Canyon Trail is a quick, family friendly out and back waterfall hike just outside of Alpine, Ca. The trail starts with a quick descent into the canyon before stopping at the Pine Valley Creek crossing. During the wet months, from late fall…

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Grapevine Mountain Hike

Grapevine Mountain Hike

Distance:6.25 miles | Hiking time:4-5 hours | Difficulty: 7/10

Grapevine Mountain is a prominent mountain located in northeastern San Diego County about 12 miles east of Julian in the Anza Borrego Desert.

The hike from the trailhead takes you along a cactus-strewn section of the PCT. Making the summit will require a little route-finding skill and a lot of off trail travel, including some rock 3 and 4 rock scrambling and bushwhacking through fields of cactus and thorny things. Notable sights from the summit include views of Mt. San Jacinto, the Superstition Mountains, Granite Peak, and Cuyamaca Peak.

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