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M Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (6)

A popular local trail leading to the big M on the mountain.


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Map Key

3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Point to Point

3,019' 920 m

High

1,834' 559 m

Low

1,219' 372 m

Up

641' 195 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

From the parking lot, head west up the hill. The trail is well traveled and not hard to follow. There are several variations along the way as many people have cut the switchbacks and just gone for the straightest path possible. All the trails eventually come together about midway and will continue that way until you reach the Big M. At this point you can take the marked trail around to the right and come up behind the M, or Just go straight to the M from the south.

The trail marked is M trail in its entirety, with the feature (The big M) being at the mid-point. Most people just hike the first half to the M and then turn around and go back down. If you follow the rest of the trail it will drop you at the trailhead for Edison trail, which will take you to the upper parking lot. If you have two cars this might be a good option.

Contacts

Land Manager: Riverside County Parks

Shared By:

Mike Levitsky

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  3.7 from 6 votes

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  3.7 from 6 votes
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Triceratops rock
May 29, 2015 near Moreno…, CA
Watch out for these guys!
May 29, 2015 near Moreno…, CA

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Nov 24, 2019
Luis Esparza
3.5mi
Mar 30, 2019
Jeff Leong
Aug 17, 2018
Riley Krebsbach
Hike was pretty good, I only went to the M at the top. Some good inclines, good for runnin. 1.8mi
Jun 2, 2018
LeNette Dahl
Aug 13, 2016
Andrew Rodriguez