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Backpacking in Noble Canyon

Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

Skirting the western fringe of Cleveland National Forest’s popular Laguna Mountain Recreation Area, Noble Canyon’s eight mile one-way trail is a short 45 minute drive from San Diego. The forest contains 460,000 acres of Southern California’s peninsular ranges and protects the area’s native chaparral, oak land, and evergreen sky island landscape. By mile three, the well maintained path continues its gradual 2,600 feet ascent between sharp slopes. A dense canopy of Canyon Live Oak provides protection from the sun while a tributary of Pine Valley Creek gushes over a stone-filled streambed. Three miles in, we drop our packs in a glen containing a flattened spot...

@Daniel Anderson Jr with his take on an overnight through Noble Canyon, take a look in Issue 26:

Noble Canyon by Night

Hiking Along the Noble Canyon Trail California

Issue 26 Page 1

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