Momyer Creek Trail 1E06

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

The trailhead is reached by turning east off Highway 38 to Forest Falls, continue up the road 3 miles to the large parking area (5,400') on your left 100 yards before the fire station.

The trail first descends to Mill Creek wash and you must cross the creek. 

There is no bridge so please exercise extreme caution and it is recommended that you do not cross when the water level is high.  NEVER CROSS A FAST MOVING CREEK.

Alger Creek Camp (7,100') is 3.7 miles from the wash. The single site is located about .25 miles below the trail. Two miles further is Dobbs Camp (water available-7,200'). Another 1.5 miles is Saxton Camp (8,400'). Water here is obtained from a small spring .2 mile below the camp along the trail. Two miles further is Dollar Lake Saddle (no water-9,960').

This is one of the most underused trails in the San Gorgonio Wilderness within the Sand to Snow National Monument. This area offers the visitor solitude and good views of Mill Creek Canyon and Yucaipa Ridge from the upper end of the trail.  

Did you know?

The trail is named after Joe Momyer.  Joe fought to protect the San Gorgonio Wilderness from development in the 1960s and lobbied for inclusion of the primitive area in the Wilderness Act of 1964.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to the El Dorado Fire Emergency Closure Order 05-12-00-20-17 expires October 8, 2021 for public safety.
Fees No fee required at this location.
Permit Info: Day use permits will be required beginning September 1, 2020. For overnight permits, reserve through the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Group size limited to 12 people and 8 pack/riding animals per group.

No campfires allowed.  Portable gas stoves are allowed.

Camp on a durable surface at least 100 feet away from trails and water sources.  

Pack out what you pack in and Leave no Trace!
Closest Towns: Forest Falls, Mentone, Yucaipa

General Information

Directions: The trailhead is reached by turning east off Highway 38 to Forest Falls.

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