Bell Bluff Hike

Bell Bluff Hike

Bell Bluff is one of several prominent peaks located around the town of Alpine, Ca. The trail leading to Bell Bluff starts in a quiet neighborhood where it crosses the Sweetwater River before leading you up and out of the canyon. The hike to Bell Bluff is relatively easy and the trail is well-traveled and good for hiking and trail running.

The summit of Bell Bluff is accessed by way of a small trail that leads you up the western face of the peak. Getting to the top will require a steel will, some good hiking shoes and a willingness to do some light bushwhacking and rock scrambling. Take care when attempting to summit, however, because you are exposed in some areas of the climb. A fall could be serious, and this hike should not be attempted by people who are inexperienced, improperly prepared, or not physically fit.

Bell Bluff Hike trail info.

  • Distance: 7.2 miles (one way)
  • Hiking time: 4-5 hours
  • Type: Out and back
  • Elevation gain: 1835’
  • Difficulty: 7/10 (bushwhacking, distance, off-trail navigation, scrambling)
  • Elevation: 3409’
  • Rank on 100 peaks list: 67/100
  • Usage: Hiking, Trail running, Dogs allowed
  • When to go: Spring, Fall, Winter
  • Agency: Cleveland National Forest

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Robb Keele

Robb Keele

Robb is a native San Diegan and avid hiker, backpacker, picture taker and 52 Hike Challenger. He created Getgo Outdoors with the goal of giving back to the outdoor community and inspiring others to get outdoors.
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