Mummy Mountain Trail is easily accessed from the Mendoza Ranch Entrance to Coyote Lake - Harvey Bear Ranch County Park on Roop Road. From the parking area, take the Access Trail
to Mendoza Trail
, and then take Mendoza Trail
0.3 miles. Just after passing Rancho La Polka Trail
, Mummy Mountain Trail is on the right.
Beginning at the southern end of Mummy Mountain, the first 0.9 miles of Mummy Mountain Trail climb to the top of Coyote Ridge and Mummy Mountain. This climb begins gently in the grass hills. As the trail heads east to the wooded eastern side of Mummy Mountain/Coyote Ridge, it goes through alternating sections of woods and grass. In the open grass areas, there are good views of the countryside and Coyote Creek below. The climb steepens and after a final push, the trail flattens out. Making a U-turn at the 0.9 mile mark, to head northwest, the top of Mummy Mountain has been reached.
The top of Mummy Mountain is all broad flat meadows with spring wildflowers. There are views beyond the edges of this "table-top", but the immediate beauty is in these high meadows. Take your time to enjoy ambling through them for over 0.5 miles. There is a picnic table and viewpoint bench along the way.
At about the 1.5 mile mark, the trail enters a short, thinly wooded section and begins its descent to the north end of Mummy Mountain. After one more small grassy area, the trail enters the woods for the rest of the way as it descends on the eastern side of Coyote Ridge. Coyote Lake can be seen below, through breaks in the trees.
Mummy Mountain Trail finishes its descent and ends at a saddle in Coyote Ridge, at the Mendoza Trail
Deer. Grass and woods. A large variety of spring wildflowers.