Join the Challenge!
Registration is now open for the 7th Annual 2021 SoCal Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. Pick any six of nine iconic peaks to build your own personal challenge.
You'll be building memories and helping support Big City Mountaineers as they bring life-transforming wilderness experiences to under-resourced youth.
OVERVIEW MAP OF THE 2021 SOCAL SIX-PACK OF PEAKS
You can hike the peaks from a number of challenging routes. You can hike them as day hikes or as part of an overnight backpacking trip.
The 2021 challenge has nine peaks to choose from. This overview page gives you links to detailed trail guides for each.
CUCAMONGA PEAK - Elevation 8,859' (2,701m)
Cucamonga Peak towers above the Inland Empire, with epic views and an Instagram-friendly rock outcrop. It may or not get it's name from a Shoshonee Chief who sent his wayward daughter to live on the summit.
Original Six-Pack route: Icehouse Canyon to Cucamonga Peak
MOUNT SAN ANTONIO (MT BALDY) - Elevation 10,064' (3,068m)
Better known as Mount Baldy thanks to it's tree-less, often snow-capped crown, this peak is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains and the highest point in Los Angeles County.
Original Six-Pack route: Manker Flats ► Devil's Backbone ► Ski Hut Loop
MOUNT SAN JACINTO - Elevation 10,834' (3,302m)
John Muir described Mount San Jacinto like this, "The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!" Who are we to argue? San J towers above Palm Springs and provides an alpine environment right in SoCal.
Original Six-Pack route: Marion Mountain Trail to San Jacinto
ONTARIO PEAK - Elevation 8,696' (2,651m)
Just north of Cucamonga Peak, this 8,696' summit is reached via popular Icehouse Canyon near Baldy Village. With a little extra effort, you can also bag nearby Bighorn Peak, too!
- Hiking Bighorn and Ontario Peaks - SoCalHiker
MOUNT BADEN-POWELL - Elevation 9,406' (2,867m)
One of the highest peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains, Mount Baden-Powell climbs nearly 3,000 feet to commanding 360-degree views and a trip on the Pacific Crest Trail.
- Hiking Mount Baden-Powell - SoCalHiker
SITTON PEAK - Elevation 3,273' (998m)
At an elevation of 3,273 feet is the lowest peak of the dozen, but conveniently close for Orange, Riverside and San Diego County residents. It's roughly 10 miles with over 2,100 feet of vertical gain to the summit.
- Hiking Sitton Peak - SoCalHiker
SAWMILL MOUNTAIN - Elevation 8,819' (2688m)
The highest point in Kern County at 8,819 feet, Sawmill Mountain is also part of the 3-2-1 Challenge (since you're there).
- Mount Pinos and Sawmill Mountain - Modern Hiker
STRAWBERRY PEAK - Elevation 6,164' (1,879m)
The highest peak in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains, and includes a steep ridgeline scramble to the summit. The 6,164′ summit rewards your scrambling skills with some sweet summit views.
- Hiking to Strawberry Peak - SoCalHiker
SANTIAGO PEAK - Elevation 5,689' (1,734m)
Hiking "Saddleback" from either the Maple Springs or Cadillac trailheads (both open) take you to the highest point in Orange County.