“An easy climb that makes a nice alternative to Icehouse Canyon Trail.”
— John McKinney
Features: Spring — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Need to Know
Adventure Pass required to park at trailhead. Lot fills early on weekends. Do not leave valuables in car.
The trail starts at the intersection with Icehouse Canyon Trail 0.9 miles from the trailhead and climbs a series of switchbacks north from the junction into Cedar Canyon where a seasonal spring flows. Cedar Glen Campground is about 1.3 miles from the junction. The trail continues for about 2.3 more miles, climbing out of Cedar Canyon then following a steady grade before rejoining Icehouse Canyon Trail further east.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store
Flora & Fauna
Oak, bigcone spruce, Jeffrey pine, sugar pine and white fir offer intermittent shade. Ceanothus, manzanita are the most common ground covers. Beautiful columbines and monkeyflowers around the spring.