Noble Mountain

Total Miles


2899.95 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This trail travels above the Alpine Divide and along a head of the San Francisco River. Much of this area was burned out in the Bear Wallow fire of 2011. Although the scarred area itself is not visually appealing, the lack of trees in areas provides for stunning unobstructed views of the many mountains and valleys in the area. The trail can be started from the Alpine Divide or from the intersection with Big Lake Road. The trail is a Forest Service roadway easily passable by most vehicles without trouble. Some portions are rocky and rutted but not difficult. Elevation will reach 9500' with excellent views of the Escudilla Mountain, Mount Baldy, and the surrounding valleys. The North East loop is not far from the Nutrioso valley with an excellent view of Highway 180 down below. There is also a trailhead that requires a hike to a unique and outstanding view of Alpine and the surrounding valley.


This is between a 2 and 3 on the technical rating. There can be some standing water or mud after inclement weather but in good weather the trail is a solid 2.

Technical Rating


Access Description

Take Auger Trail 8249 on the West from Big Lake Road or at the Alpine Divide on the East