Wellman Cienega Trail, CA

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Distance One Way 1.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,986 feet
Elevation Gain 670 feet
Accumulated Gain 686 feet
Avg Time One Way 40 minutes
Kokopelli Seeds 3.49
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Backpack Yes
Dogs not allowed
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36  2019-06-22
Loop Hike to Mount San Jacinto
1  2019-06-22 DixieFlyer
Author DixieFlyer
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Routes 644
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Trips 674 map ( 7,948 miles )
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Location Fountain Hills, AZ
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Preferred May, Jun, Sep, Oct → Early
Seasons   Spring to Autumn
Sun  4:56am - 6:50pm
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Nearby Area Water
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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.

Water Sources
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.

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2019-06-24 DixieFlyer

    One-Way Notice
    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.

    Permit $$
    CA State Parks - Fee: typically $2-$15 per vehicle, view more information

    San Bernadino Forest
    Visit the San Bernadino Passes & Permits for current information

    Map Drive
    Connector trail - Not Applicable

    To hike
    This trail can be best accessed from either the Humber Park Trailhead or the Deer Springs Trailhead, both of which are in Idyllwild.
    page created by DixieFlyer on Jun 24 2019 8:56 am
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