MOUNT SENTINEL FIRE ROAD
Elevation gain: Level
Dogs: On leash within 300 yards of trailhead and private property, and where posted
The Fire Road traverses the face of Mount Sentinel from above the “M” south to Pattee Canyon.
Access is at the south end of Maurice Avenue near the University Villages Community Center or from a trailhead located adjacent to a utility substation about three-quarters of a mile up Pattee Canyon Drive from South Higgins Avenue. Both trailheads have very short, steep ascents to the Fire Road, but the trail then levels out and follows the contour of the mountain. The trail offers beautiful views of the city and Mount Sentinel.
The Fire Road joins the Mo Z and Pengelly Ridge trails for steep climbs to Sentinel’s summit. For a less strenuous hike, continue south and then east on the Fire Road to the Crooked Trail to Pattee Canyon.