Starting at the Cahuilla Saddle, elevation 4,480 feet, Cahuilla Mountain Trail heads up the northeast slope through thickets of chaparral, live oak and Jeffrey pine. From the 5,604-foot summit are views of the area that Juan Bautista de Anza traveled through on his expedition in 1776. The trail also passes through Research Natural Areas containing ecosystems used for research and study purposes.
Directions from Anza, CA: Follow Forest Road 6S22 to the Cahuilla Saddle, elevation 4,48O feet. The trail starts at the saddle.