Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
1,676.00 ft (510.84 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
10.90 mi (17.54 km)
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Located southeast of Lake Hemet on the west side of the San Jacinto Mountains, Fobes Trail 4E04 is a 10.9-mile out-and-back trail. It runs northeast from Highway 74 to a junction with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) at the Desert Divide. It features a moderately rated climb that leads through chaparral and oak woodland. This trail is suitable for running, hiking, and backpacking.

The route gains approximately 1600 feet of elevation and reaches almost 6,000 feet above sea level at Fobes Saddle, where it intersects with the PCT. From there, you will find expansive views overlooking the Santa Rosa Mountains and the valley below. If you're interested in doing a longer backpacking trip, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) provides options for extending the distance. 

LOCATION

This trail is located off Fobes Ranch Road, a dirt road off Highway 74. 

PARKING

Several turnouts near the trailhead offer free parking off the road.

WATER

It is recommended that visitors bring and carry enough water with them.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

San Bernardino National Forest, San Jacinto Ranger District:  1-(909) 382-2921.


 

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Scenic views. well maintained singletrack.

Cons

Can get very hot in summer.

Trailhead Elevation

4,488.00 ft (1,367.94 m)

Highest point

5,995.00 ft (1,827.28 m)

Features

Wildlife
Backcountry camping
Near lake or river
Big vistas
Bird watching

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Santa Rosa + San Jacinto National Monument
Western Sonoran + Colorado Desert, California

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