Hike the Silvercrest Trail

    Rate this Adventure 1.2 miles 52 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

    This is a new adventure! Be the first to share your experience.

    Each photo and review that you add on The Outbound earns you points towards rewards, free gear, and access to exclusive discounts. Learn More.

    Added by The Outbound Collective

    The Silvercrest Trail is a 1.2 mile hike in Palomar Mountain State park, with amazing canyon views and scenic wildflowers.

    The Silvercrest trail is perfect for all ages and skill levels, given the scenic views and mild terrain. The Silvercrest Trail winds through meadows and forests - keep your eyes peeled, as this is prime viewing territory for bobcats, foxes, mule deer, hawks, and coyotes. The mountain used to be home to many Native American tribes (Serrano, Ipai, and Cupeno). 

    There are bathrooms and a picnic area at the trailhead. The trail is well-maintained but relatively narrow. There are no dogs allowed on this trail. Bring lots of extra water, especially in the summer. The trail offers a decent amount of shade. 

    Read More
    Chillin
    Photography
    Running
    Hiking
    Easy Parking
    Family Friendly
    Food Nearby
    Forest
    Groups
    Scenic
    Wildflowers

    Go Pro.

    We're committed to building a better, more inclusive home for the modern outdoors. Go PRO to support our mission and get benefits like gear deals, no ads, and more!

    Learn More

    Reviews

    Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

    Leave No Trace

    Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

    We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

    Stay Nearby

    Palomar Mountain, California

    Observatory Campground

    Palomar Mountain, California

    Fry Creek Campground

    Warner Springs, California

    Oak Grove Campground

    Valley Center, California

    Chandelier Springs Stream

    From $75/night

    Nearby Adventures

    Hike to French Valley

    5.0
    3.8 mi / 450 ft gain

    Hike Thunder Spring and Chimney Flat Loop

    3.0
    4 mi / 900 ft gain

    Hike to Palomar Observatory from the Palomar Observatory Campground

    5.0
    4.4 mi / 718 ft gain

    Hiking the Dripping Springs Trail

    4.0
    12.8 mi / 3200 ft gain
    More Nearby Adventures