|Peak Summited||2020 Mount San Jacinto|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a partner|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||Bugs were not too bad|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
Very challenging hike and I chose this as my first. Go figure. This is definitely harder than doing it from the tram but a beautfiul one. We got there before 6 AM due to all the trailhead parking getting full on the weekends. It was a good idea anyway as the day was warm. Plenty of places to stop and fill up water so bring a filter. I filled up on the way back at Little Round Valley. Going up we did not see a lot of people but coming down there were quite a few but not terrible. I saw people who didn't look prepared. Wrong shoes and only holding 1 water bottle. If you have bad knees this is a brutal hike. There are a lot of step type areas that really hurt the knees coming down. I probably wouldn't take this route again mainly just because of my knees.