Hiking The North Hills Trail

The 69th most popular hiking trail in California.

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East of Orange County and southeast of Hemet, the North Hills Trail is a 5.9 mile route open to hiking and horseback riding. The west trailhead offers the largest parking area and is suitable for horse trailers.

To reach the trailhead from Los Angeles County: Take US-101 South to Interstate 60 E/Pomona Fwy. to the Interstate 215 South toward San Diego (about 56 miles on Interstate 60, then 15 miles on Interstate 215 South). Take the CA-74 East exit toward Hemet. The highway will change names to Florida Ave. Continue on the road, and turn right (south) onto Sanderson Ave. Turn left (east) onto Domenigoni Pkwy and take it to Searl Pkwy and turn right to the east marina. For people who wish to visit the Visitors Center, stay on Domenigoni Pkwy and go past Searl to State St. then turn right onto Newport Road

Overall, North Hills Trail is the 69th most popular hiking trail of all 88 hikes in California. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby North Hills Trail including Santiago Peak / Maple Springs, San Juan Trail and Trabuco Canyon - West Horse Thief Trails.

North Hills Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  ABDSP (760) 767-5311; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Recommended Book:  "1,000 Best Hikes In California" from Tom Stienstra

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Borrego Palm Canyon Campground

Reference Source:  click here http://www.dvlake.com/

GPS:  33.672, -117.067

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  8/16/2016

ID:  17192

North Hills Trail Hiking Map


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