Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Hiking Project Logo

Monument Peak Summit Out and Back

 4.0 (1)

Length


9.8 Miles 15.9 Kilometers


2,491' 759 m

Ascent

-2,492' -759 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

51%

Max Grade (27°)

2,590' 790 m

High

384' 117 m

Low

Shared By Stefan D.

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

This hike takes a combination of trails including the steep Horse Haven Trail to Monument Peak and back.

Stefan D.

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This hike is a great mixture of steep singletrack and relaxing doubletrack. With the steep sections, you are able to leave the crowds behind you and enjoy the peaceful beauty of rolling grassy hills with cows, birds, and maybe even some coyotes.

Need to Know

Recent rainfall will make parts of the trail muddy and slippery. Use the Peak Trail instead of the Peak Meadow Trail if it's rained within the last few days.

Description

Start at the Stanford Avenue Staging Area and follow the crowds for about 1000 ft on the Hidden Valley Trail. This one is popular, but you'll soon branch off onto the Peak Meadow Trail. Stay right at the next junction to follow the Horse Haven Trail, which will lead through a short section downhill through a stand of eucalyptus trees. Follow the well marked Horse Haven Trail all the way up to its junction with the Bay Area Ridge Trail, which will again lead to the right instead of heading up Mission Peak on your left. This is the hardest part of the hikeā€”from here, it's an easy trail with little ups and downs. At the top of this exposed and sunny trail, make a sharp right turn onto the Monument Peak Summit Trail, which quickly leads to the summit.

Once you've enjoyed the views, simply retrace your steps to return to the trailhead.

Contacts

You & This Featured Hike


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Hike

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#2759

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#430

in California

#2,759

Overall
36 Views Last Month
223 Since Jan 15, 2018
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
0%
100%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking