This is a connector trail that connects the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) with Wellman Divide.
This trail branches off the PCT at Saddle Junction and goes north to Wellman Divide. The trail is very scenic, particularly if you are descending the trail since the views are in front of you -- there are really nice views of Palm Springs to the east and of mountains off to the south.
The main use of this trail is as a connector for hikes to and from Mount San Jacinto from one of the trailheads in Idyllwild.
Cienega is a Spanish word for spring. Wellman Cienega is a perpetual spring along the trail that is about 0.6 miles below Wellman Divide. At the spring you'll see lots of lush green growth.
Check out the Official Route and Triplog.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.