AdministratorFebruary 28, 2018 at 7:38 am
First, you're prepared for possible winter mountaineering conditions? SoCal just got fresh snow, so be sure to temper your expectations, as hiking all six peaks in a week is tough even under dry conditions. I know of only five people who have done it in six days or less.
That being said, there's a good overview map of the six peaks here: https://socialhiker.net/six-pack-peaks-challenge/southern-california/
The peaks are pretty spread out, so your best bet is at lodging at two or three locations, positioning you closer to the mountains.
When I did Mt Wilson, Cucamonga and Mt Baldy in three days, I booked a cabin at the Mt Baldy Lodge. I hiked Mt Wilson first, then drove “home” to Mt Baldy Lodge. This is a great spot for tackling both Mt Baldy and Cucamonga Peak.
Trailheads to San Bernardino Peak and San Gorgonio are pretty close to each other, but your lodging choices are limited. You can stay down in the valley (i.e. Redlands) or the Angelus Oaks Lodge. I haven't stayed there, but one of our ambassadors @cece12 has.
San Jacinto is further south of San Gorgonio. If you hike in from Idylwild, you could book lodging there, or if you take the tram up from Palm Springs, you could stay down there.
Be sure to check the latest avalanche bulletin before you head out: http://www.socalsnow.org