Beginning elevation is 3360 feet. This 1-mile loop trail was built by the Forest Service fire engine crew in 1975. It provides visitors with the chance to hike to a ridge to gain great views of the Mormon Rocks. These striking sandstone formations are riddled with small holes and caves; home of the owl, lizard, and pack rat. In the cliffs watch for White-throated Swifts, hawks, and ravens. In the chaparral look for coast horned lizards, California Thrashers, and Western Kingbirds. All along the trail there are excellent views of the Mormon Rocks and Cajon Pass area. An interpretive brochure may be available at the trailhead, or is also obtainable at the Lytle Creek Ranger Station or at this link. The trail begins at the Mormon Rocks fire station located on Highway 138 just west of Interstate 15. The historic Mormon Trail of the previous century passed through this valley of geological curiosity.
At a Glance
Please report trail conditions to (909) 382-2600
No fee to park at Mormon Rocks Fire Station
Directions: The trail begins at the Mormon Rocks fire station located on Highway 138 just west of Interstate 15.