Explore the trails of mt. laguna

A Hiker's Paradise Awaits You

Popular Trails

Mt. Laguna has trails for everyone, from the serene Big Laguna Trail to the rugged Garnet Peak. Our staff at The Outpost provides trail recommendations to enhance your experience. Whether you’re here for the PCT or other trails, get ready to explore Mt. Laguna’s natural beauty.

Big Laguna Trail

Moderate

Distance

11.4M

Elevation

944 ft

Duration

4 h 10m

Difficulty Level
Moderate

Description

This moderate 11.2-mile loop features scenic meadows, pine forests, and Big Laguna Lake, making it a favorite for those looking to experience the diverse landscapes of Mt. Laguna. 

Garnet Peak

Moderate

Distance

2.4M

Elevation

580 ft

Duration

2 H

Difficulty Level
Moderate

Description

Garnet Peak offers a relatively short hike with panoramic views of the desert and surrounding mountains, especially stunning at sunrise or sunset. 

Nobel Canyon Trail

Challenging

Distance

19.7M

Elevation

2,700 ft

Duration

5 - 7 H

Difficulty Level
CHALLENGING

Description

This challenging trail features varied terrain, including forests and open areas, with significant elevation gain. It’s perfect for those seeking a strenuous hike with rewarding landscapes. 

Wooded Hill Nature Trail

EASY

Distance

1.5M

Elevation

200 ft

Duration

1 H

Difficulty Level
EASY

Description

An educational trail with interpretive signs, Wooded Hill Nature Trail offers a leisurely hike through a dense forest environment, making it ideal for families and nature enthusiasts. 

Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

CHALLENGING

Distance

22M

Elevation

3,800 ft

Duration

11 H

Difficulty Level
CHALLENGING

Description

This section of the infamous PCT offers diverse landscapes and a chance to meet long-distance hikers. The trail provides a mix of forested areas and open vistas. 

Kwaaymii Point

EASY

Distance

1M

Elevation

150 ft

Duration

45 M

Difficulty Level
EASY

Description

A quick and easy hike, Kwaaymii Point rewards hikers with stunning views, making it a perfect spot for a short adventure. 

Wooded Hill Nature Trail

EASY

Distance

1.5M

Elevation

200 ft

Duration

1 H

Difficulty Level
EASY

Description

An educational trail with interpretive signs, Wooded Hill Nature Trail offers a leisurely hike through a dense forest environment, making it ideal for families and nature enthusiasts. 

Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

CHALLENGING

Distance

22M

Elevation

3,800 ft

Duration

11 H

Difficulty Level
CHALLENGING

Description

This section of the infamous PCT offers diverse landscapes and a chance to meet long-distance hikers. The trail provides a mix of forested areas and open vistas. 

Kwaaymii Point

EASY

Distance

1M

Elevation

150 ft

Duration

45 M

Difficulty Level
EASY

Description

A quick and easy hike, Kwaaymii Point rewards hikers with stunning views, making it a perfect spot for a short adventure. 

Big Laguna Trail

Moderate

Distance

11.4M

Elevation

944 ft

Duration

4 h 10m

Difficulty Level
Moderate

Description

This moderate 11.2-mile loop features scenic meadows, pine forests, and Big Laguna Lake, making it a favorite for those looking to experience the diverse landscapes of Mt. Laguna. 

Garnet Peak

Moderate

Distance

2.4M

Elevation

580 ft

Duration

2 H

Difficulty Level
Moderate

Description

Garnet Peak offers a relatively short hike with panoramic views of the desert and surrounding mountains, especially stunning at sunrise or sunset. 

Nobel Canyon Trail

Challenging

Distance

19.7M

Elevation

2,700 ft

Duration

5 - 7 H

Difficulty Level
CHALLENGING

Description

This challenging trail features varied terrain, including forests and open areas, with significant elevation gain. It’s perfect for those seeking a strenuous hike with rewarding landscapes. 

Wooded Hill Nature Trail

EASY

Distance

1.5M

Elevation

200 ft

Duration

1 H

Difficulty Level
EASY

Description

An educational trail with interpretive signs, Wooded Hill Nature Trail offers a leisurely hike through a dense forest environment, making it ideal for families and nature enthusiasts. 

Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

CHALLENGING

Distance

22M

Elevation

3,800 ft

Duration

11 H

Difficulty Level
CHALLENGING

Description

This section of the infamous PCT offers diverse landscapes and a chance to meet long-distance hikers. The trail provides a mix of forested areas and open vistas. 

Kwaaymii Point

EASY

Distance

1M

Elevation

150 ft

Duration

45 M

Difficulty Level
EASY

Description

A quick and easy hike, Kwaaymii Point rewards hikers with stunning views, making it a perfect spot for a short adventure. 

Hiking Tips

Stay Safe & Enjoy the Journey

1

Preparation Tips

Know the distance, elevation, and difficulty of the trail before you go.

Ensure good conditions for your hike; avoid extreme weather.

Familiarize yourself with the trail map and landmarks.

Give yourself plenty of daylight to complete your hike.

Inform a friend or family member about your hiking plans.

2

What to bring

Water Bottle

Snacks

Proper Footwear

Clothing

Navigation

First Aid Kit