Mount Woodson

This was a very enjoyable hike. I had the opportunity to experience wonderful memories with my daughter. Also, it’s encouraging to inspire a new hiker…

Potato Chip Rock

My friend and I started our hike at Lake Poway. We arrived at 6am and the weather was perfect, not too hot with a cool…

Hot Springs Mountain

Intense incline first few miles. I wasn’t prepared for the big rock to climb on the summit!

Hot Springs Mountain Trail

Nice break from all the smokiness at home with a beautiful, clear day at Hot Springs Mountain. When people say that the first two miles…

Potato 🥔 Chip aka Mt Woodson

Glad we started this hike early. It got hot super fast. The trail was crowed. There was a long line potato chip rock. Overall I…

Cuyamaca Peak

great hike, overgrown little overgrow in some parts. The paved road is finished but definitely gets hot

Beautiful

This was my first hike out with the guys and what a terrific time. I paced myself while I was behind them and they let…

Smokey Mount Baden-Powell

Great trail but unfortunately, it was a smokey day.  Lots of haze so there were no grand views at the summit.  The flag is also…

Cucamonga

We braved the trail in the smoke from California on fire. The pro was all the smoke blocked the sun. The con was it was…

Dont let jerks ruin a great hike

Knowing that the weather was going to be in the 100s in the valleys, we decided to start sort of early since it would be…

Sawmill Escape the Heat

Defaulted to this hike since Gorgonio and Bernardino were closed due to the El Dorado fire.  It was a pleasant hike and the weather was…

3-2-1 Challenge

Started at 630am in 5o degree weather.  Warmed up to maybe the high 80’s, so very pleasant. Hit up Pinos, Sawmill and Grouse.  Beware of…

Baldy!

Started on Devils backbone and descended on the ski hut trail (Baldy Bowl). Recommend an early start to beat the heat and crowds.

Mt. San Gorgonio

We hit the trail @ 5:30AM on Sat., Sept.5th. The bugs were a huge annoyance! Two of us ended up with a bug in our…

Manzanita fields and pine forests

Due to the forecast for hot weather, we started the hike at 5 am. Weather temp was cool and good for hiking. We used our…

Peak of Redemption

The view at the top was breathtaking including seeing the rise of the current brush fire in Yucaipa.

Early start

I started the hike early cause we were heat warning. I was trying to beat the heat .   And it workout pretty good .…

San Bernardino Peak

Nice constant grade of the trail.  As we summited the El Dorado fire broke out and we saw its quick advance. There were large plumes…

Cuyamaca

Paved trail, lots of bugs but overall enjoyable.

Is that really a fire?!?!

We started early on one of the hottest days of the year. When we got high enough, we saw that the ridge on the other…

San Bernardino Peak

This was a tough one for me. Going up was okay, had to stop a couple times. It was very pretty, so high up. The…

Volcan Mtn Sunrise

Decided to tackle two San Diego trails today so I started at sunrise.  I was the only one on the mountain and saw a few…

Cuyamaca Asphalt

I did this hike on the same day as Volcan Mtn since they were only 20min apart.  This trail was all asphalt which was different. …

Matt finally tackles Wilson

After 2 failed attempts from COVID and wildfires, I finally got to hike Mt Wilson. We started around 6am although the gates were surprisingly open…

Mt. Baldy Summit all to ourselves

Thursday hike to Mt. Baldy was so peaceful!  We had the whole peak all to ourselves!  We also decided to check out the plane wreck…

Whoa San Gorgonio

This was a beautiful and challenging hike. Beginning and ending were challenging. The elevation definitely was tough. The vivian creek was beautiful. I loved this…

Mt. San G Baby!

This was the most difficult hike for US. It was absolutely amazing! Always humbled by nature.

Bugs bugs bugs ugh

Not my favorite hike, shaded with abundance of bugs in the beginning and exposed and HOT at the hardest parts towards the top. Was still…

One hike closer

One hike closer to finishing the 6 Pack of Peaks for the 5th year in a row. Weekday hike to Mt Baldy and had the…

Wilson you’re a literal pain 😂

Ugh. Rough one and least favorite so far. That could be because I brought a friend who wasn’t as prepared as I thought she was…

Lovely Views San Bernardino Peak

After two weeks of more hernia surgery recovery and extensive physical exercises to regain my strength, I was able to go back to hiking.  I…

“Finally Peaking” Cuyamaca

Headed south from OC with a hiking bud at 7 a.m. Arrived at 9:03, paid $10 to park at the paso picacho campground, via an…

Monster hike

From Manker Flat, took Register Ridge up to Baldy, to Dawson, to Pine and back up Baldy via North Backbone and then down Ski Hut/Baldy…

My Wilson

Started at sunrise not too hot at the end of the hike. Trail in good condition

Ontario Peak my 4th of 6 peaks

This was my 4th of 6 Peaks to hike. I carried 5L of water and nearly drank it all. I shared some with one of…

Hot Springs

Horrible!!!! Ugh!!!! Infested with bugs!!! Did not enjoy at all!!!!

Strawberry Peak

This hike actually wasn’t bad at all, it was long and the last mile was rough like most peaks. But once we finished i still…

What was that Noise?

This was a nice hike not to bad. Cooler at the elevation it was at and shaded quite a bit. Started at around 9:00 and…

High Point

It felt good to finish this one. 13miles. It was a tough one.

Mount Wilson

Glad I started to hike at 5:30 am as it got really hot in the afternoon (luckily on my way down). Lots of shade and…

Potato Chip Rock

Quick hike up to Potato Chip Rock.  Limited choices for remaining hikes as other LA county trails are closed.  FYI on weekend parking fee of…

The catch all hike

Everything you can ask for in a hike. Scenery, challenging ascents, flat sections, gorgeous trees and rocks, and an amazing 360 view.

Trifecta!

We went for some epicness yesterday! Started at 6:15a (parking lot was full by 6) and went with a massive herd of people up Cucamonga.…

Strawberry Peak

The alarm went off way too early, but we wanted to be at the trailhead around sunrise to once again beat the heat and the…

Triple peaks!

See description from Cucamonga. Hit Cucamonga bighorn then Ontario. We went up the hidden trail to bighorn and it was so worth it! Met a…

Tri-Tip-Trifecta

In an attempt to finish 4 more peaks before the end of September to complete the challenge, we decided to do two peaks in one…

Potato Chip Fun

Trail was busy as was mentioned on numerous posts. Regardless, we started around 7:30am on a Sunday and were fine with parking and the trail…

Tri-Tip-Trifecta Pt 2

Triple header kind of day! In an attempt to finish 4 more peaks before the end of September to complete the challenge, we decided to…

Sweet Sitton

Felt easy after doing strawberry peak ! Beautiful serene hike. Woke up at 4:30 to start early and beat the heat. Began the trail at…

Above the clouds

We started our hike around 6 AM. The weather was cool and the majority of the trail is shaded. The trail starts with oaks and…

The Morning Cleanse

Nothing special except clears sky’s and a ocean of clouds over the city.

Ontario

My group and I started this trail at 5AM, this was our first early hike where we would be using headlamps, so that was excited.…

MYF***INGFEETHURT

Long and Strenuous. Do a loop from the top, then down and around to Mt. Zion then back up through Winter Creek Trail to finish…

Cucamonga Peak

Great views and interesting rock formations at the peak.

Baden Powell Switchbacks

Fun, short hike. Nice and cool start at 7am. Hike up the moderate switchbacks mostly in shade and arrived at peak at 8:20. Towards the…

3-2-1 challenge

Started a little after  8am…it was in the low 60’s…felt fantastic! It eventually warmed up (high 70’s) We did the 321 challenge

Sunday sunrise high point

Started at 4:30 solo and had coyotes singing  for the first hour and a half or so until I reached the fire road.   Going…

Cucamonga

Did Cucamonga first, back to the saddle, then up Ontario. About 18 miles total.

Mt Baden Powell burner

Challenging but great hike. No bugs. Trail was pretty smooth. Started at 6:10, still pretty crowded. Most folks wearing masks.

Ontario Peak

Did Cucamonga first, then Ontario, via the saddle. About 18 miles total.

Baldy Level Unlocked

This was my first attempt at Baldy. It did not disappoint. Starting early helped , with less crowds and cooler temps.

Ontario Peak and Big Horn

It was a wonderful early morning sunrise hike to Big Horn Peak to Ontario Peak. The weather was perfect. I did see bats, scorpion, little…

Big Horn

We started very early morning to get to sunrise. Very quite the trails. Perfect weather.

AM32108

Of all the hikes I have done this was by far the easiest.  Started at 630 in the morning which made the hike even more…

Sister Hike😄❤️

First time up this mountain with my sister! We started at the trailhead at 5am. It was really dark but luckily we were prepared with…

Group hike

Very good hike , really enjoyed the views

Hot Springs Mountain

As I read first 2.2 miles were the hardest! Around mile 3.5 some more uphill. Mosquitoes were our hiking buddies. Once arrived to tower, we…

Saturday Santiago Summit

drive was tougher than the hike… nice enough views be prepared to be covered in dirt when all the drivers pass you

Baldy Summit

Great hike but harder than I thkught.  Summited last year via Decils Backbone which was longer but much easier.  Both Register Ridge going up and…

3-2-1 Challenge

Perfect day. Very popular trail. Most Of the crowd  died down after Mt. Pinos. No signs for Sawmill peak trail or Grouse Peak. Luckily there…

Sawmill Mountain – 3-2-1 Challenge

Hit up Mount Pinos, Sawmill Mountain, and Grouse Mountain to complete the 3-2-1 Challenge.  Beautiful day for a hike.  Loved the forests the whole way…

Ontario / Bighorn Double Peak

Ontario & Bighorn Peaks Aug 29, 2020 Ontario Elevation: 8,696 ft Bighorn Elevation: 8,441 ft Total Elevation gain: 4,186 ft Total Distance: 16.15 miles Great…

Ontario Peak

This hike… so I am the type of hiker who will complain most of the way because i hate pain however i really do enjoy…

Baldy ✅ #15 is off the list

Hiked up the ski hut trail… we arrived at 5:30 a.m. and to the it was already packed with people.  Took us about 4 hours…

Ontario Peak

We started just before 7 a.m. on Saturday and the parking lot was already packed. Found a few spots just up the road. It was…

Pretty Ontario peak

Weather Perfect Saturday hike , less crowded up to the summit, very beautiful scenery along the way.,tough but doable hike.

3 2 1 Hike

I have been wanting to do the 3 2 1 hike for a while now. We got to Nordic base around 6am on a Saturday…

Mt San Jacinto

The drive is an hour from the city of Palm Desert. Start early like 6am of earlier. Was pleasantly surprised the weather was nice at…

Sawmill Peak

Another warm one but fun. Completed it as part of the 3-2-1 challenge.

San Jacinto

Best condition hike at late August surprisingly 😜😅

Baldy takedown

This was my first and now my favorite! It was a challenge but I was able to push myself and it was an amazing feeling…

Mt Baldy summit from ski hut

My second summit to Mt Baldy. Last time was in 2015 for the Mt Baldy Run to the Top race. The course took us up…

Sunrise on Volcan Mountain

Very well maintained trail, wide, flat, decent amount of shade. This was a 0530 hike on a Friday and saw 5 people. Took about two…

Toasty Roasty But Worth It!

It was fairly cool when we started at 7am, but it sure warmed up quick!  The scramble to the summit got our heart rates up,…

Cuyamaca

easy hike good for trail run.  nice views

Volcan

Caught the surprise at summit a d was just amazing views! Would hike it again!

Cucamongadidit!

Started at 630am, it was perfect on the way up and at the summit – the way down started to get super hot but not…

Mt Baldy – Finally a nice day

Started at Manker Flats and hiked up the service road to the Mt Baldy Notch and then up to the Mt Baldy summit.  I had…

First of Many, Let the Trails begin

Ascended on the Five Oaks trail and took in the views. I would recommend descending the Five Oaks Trail and ascending the main trail. There…

No Hot Springs… Plenty Hot Though

The trail was really nice; Wide enough for trucks and, for the most part, very well maintained. Pretty well shaded until the sun got a…

San Jacinto/Idyllwild 2020

Drove up from Los Angeles County to Idyllwild in under 2 hours. Parked and prepared: started hike at 6:15 AM. The initial 1st Mile was…

High Point Palomar

this hike is mostly on a fire access road with no coverage. Bad idea to do this during the summer. We started early to beat…

Anyone down for some owl’s hooch?

I can’t wait to return! I will definitely be coming back. Hopefully with some more friends. The views are stunning. The hike can seem a…

Mt Sufferfest

Mount Wilson is supposed to be the ‘starter’ hike, but I haven’t been able to do it because of crowding and closures. I finally decided…

Hot day on palomar

Great views at the top. Bugs were bad in some spots. Really hot on the way back down.

Mr El calenté

Hot!!!!! Hot!!! Hot!!!! started at 3:30 which is late! it’s was warm and humid. This hike goes up up up and then it does down…

Ontario Peak

I took the same way up to the saddle as Cucamonga’s trail, it seemed easier this time around. Then headed towards Ontario peak, it was…

Mt Baldy loop

With the closure of the San Bernardino mountain (San Gorgonio and San Bernardino peaks), we had to do another Baldy hike. we started early (before…

What Hot Springs?

$10 fee per person. Started the hike around 7:15am. First 2miles were tough – all uphill. Such a good hike though. The lookout was beautiful.…

Finally peak but not my last

FINAL PEAK FINISHER #18   This might be my final peak challenge but I will never stop exploring. I have met many new friends along…

Sawmill Mt. Hike

This was beautiful hike. The weather was perfect. We started at around 6:45 AM from Mt. Pinos Nordic Base and finished total of 10.08 miles…

Overnighter at San Jacinto

By hardest hardest peak I’ve  hike since I started six pack of peak challenge, but worth every steep it took to make it. I fell…

Baden-Powell

Had a few sprinkles on the way up toward the start of the hike. Got an early start to beat the heat. Almost all the…