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  • SoCal Challenge – Order from Least to Most Difficult

    Posted by Ludwig on January 22, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    I just signed up for the SoCal Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. As I plan which 6 to hike as part of the challenge, I wanted to see how you would classify the hikes (although I know there is some subjectivity) from least to most strenuous. I would like to start with easier hikes and end with the more difficult. I definitely want to to have Baldy, Wilson, and San Gorgonio in the mix but wanted to see how you would rank all 11. Thanks in advance. Peace, Lou

    Ludwig replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Shana

    Member
    January 30, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    You really have to go to think of elevation plus mileage and weather plays into this

    My 11 from easiest to hardest (no snow, no heat) via certain trailheads:

    1. Sawmill Mountain via Nordic Base

    2. Baden Powell via Vincent Gap

    3. Strawberry Peak via Redbox

    4. Santiago Peak (if you drive halfway up)

    5. Sitton Peak via Ortega Hwy

    6. San Jacinto via tram

    7. Mt Baldy via the Notch

    8. Cucamonga via Ice House

    9. Ontario via Ice House (if you can backpack and stay up there to do Cucamonga too it is easier)

    10. Mt Wilson (any trail)

    11. San Gorgonio (via South Fork and easier if you backpack)

  • Ludwig

    Member
    January 30, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks so much Shana. Great advice and I appreciate your taking the time. Enjoy the challenge!!

  • Dave

    Member
    February 14, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    San Jacinto via the tram is cheating!!! If an old guy like me can do it, don't cheat yourself.

    • Ludwig

      Member
      February 14, 2022 at 9:48 pm

      haha! Well, this Saturday I start my first peak of the six. I am starting with Mt Wilson! Slow and steady!