Routes USA CaliforniaMorongo Valley
West Canyon Trail

Morongo Valley, California, USA

West Canyon Trail

Length0.9 mi
Elev. Gain144.3 ft
Est. Steps2000


No cell service

Kid friendly

Scenic view

Created by Carlos Abrille
West Canyon Trail is a 0.9 mile (2,000-step) route located near Morongo Valley, California, USA. This route has an elevation gain of about 144.3 ft and is rated as medium. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App.
The West Canyon trail is a moderately easy climb, with some steep areas. After reaching the top of the saddle ridge, follow the gentle slope to a panoramic view of Big Morongo Canyon, where the stream slowly meanders down the canyon. A couple of steep switchbacks will lead you to the canyon floor and an easy walk up to the marsh. Along the way you will enjoy desert plants as they continue their recovery from the wildfire that ravaged the area in June 2005. Mojave yucca, Mormon tea, creosote bush, wild plum , honey mesquite and desert almond are among the. Plants that continue their unending struggle to survive. Springtime brings an abundance of wildflowers to the hillsides below the saddle. Broad carpets of yellow coreopsis and purple chia dazzle the eye. While on the ridge, a watchful and quiet hiker might catch a glimpse of a wily coyote or a shy bighorn sheep on the Canyon Trail below.
Route Details


0.9 mi

Elev. Gain

144.3 ft

Est. Steps

Created by
Carlos Abrille
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