The Flora of the PCT
B9, Fuller Ridge Parking Area to Snow Creek Road

Segment StartSegment EndSegment LengthElevation (feet)
B9, Fuller Ridge parking areaSnow Creek Road17.5 miles120078006600

Survey Dates
The Trail Plant Checklist


See The Flora of the Pacific Crest Trail: Overview for an Introduction to these plant checklists, and B. The San Ysidro and San Jacinto Mountains for an Introduction to this section.

Access to the trail is tedious on a dirt road that takes at least 40 minutes to travel from the highway. The trail starts by going right through the parking area, it then crosses the road you drove in on. Immediately, spectacular vistas can be seen of the valley below. Hiking time in the forest is short lived, however, and the trail emerges into chaparral that burned several years ago. Not until the very bottom of the mountain does the vegetation turn to desert. Although the end point is visible almost from the very beginning of the section, the trail winds around excessively down the steep face of the mountain. The number of species was low for this long piece of trail, but almost all of the trail was very dry, except for the top, which was still early. Near the top was a number of planted giant sequoia's, maybe 20+ years old.

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Fig. 2. Trail Map for the PCT , from USDA Forest Service Interactive Map.

Survey Dates

DateSurveyors# Species recorded
9 April 2013RT and Shaun Hawke149
25 February 2015RT Hawke100

The Trail Plant Checklist

The flora of the full segment is not online, just the flora of the lowermost three miles:

Species in Order Along the Trail from Snow Creek Road south, with links to Jepson Manual Treatment and Calphotos (100 species)

The Plant Checklist is available in four different formats:

Separate condensed print versions of just the checklist names are available for all except for the Calflora thumbnail picture version.

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Updated 23 December 2017.