Pine Mountain Trail

Area Status: Open

Best time to visit is spring through fall. Chaparral with some oak woodland. Panoramic view of oak and pine surrounded meadow 500 ft. below the trail. The trail connects to the Indian Creek Trail, the Noble Canyon Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail for a loop back to Pioneer Mail Trailhead.

At a Glance

Fees: none
Restrictions: Mountain bikes are not permitted on the PCT
Closest Towns: Pine Valley, CA
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: I-8 east to Sunrise Highway as far as the Pioneer Mail Trailhead at the north end of the Laguna Recreation Area. Parking is available for equestrian and passenger vehicles. There is a picnic area with barbecue stoves and a pit toilet, but no water is available at this site. In the summer there is water available for equestrian use on the Pacific Crest Trail near the trailhead.


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  Area/Length : 
2.3 miles

  Elevation :