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San Jaciento!

My favorite hike! Steady incline, challenging, yet the view is unbelievable!

Mt San Jacinto

Went up solo up Marion Mountain trail, took 5 and a half hours up and down, few snow pockets left in spots on the trail,…

Brutal, Beautiful, and Bitchin’

Brutal. Brutal. Brutal. I felt my pulse quicken immediately as we started up the trail. We should have arrived earlier than 7:30am, Parking was full.…

Steep San Jacinto

Very beautiful mountain with trees and rocks. Steep incline of 4500 feet in about 5 miles.  Needs to drink lots of water . Felt the…

A hike in Paradise

We took the tram then we went on long valley trailhead. Weather was perfect, not cold at all.

Beautiful Mt. San Jacinto!

Loved this trail!!! So much beauty! Over 12 miles in just over 6 hours of moving time and reaching an elevation of 10,834 ft… We…

Boulders of all Mountains

Amazing long hike, windy and cold at the peak. Most of the hike shaded. Beautiful rock formation. Semi difficult to stay on the trail, lots…

Mt San Jacinto

Beautiful day, cool weather, some winds. We took the first tram up. My friend and I are slow but steady hikers and knew we needed…

San Jacinto

Took our 10-year old on her first backpacking trip.  Camped at Round Valley then went up to the peak.   It was a nice trip.

San Jacinto

Finally met Jay Avery who makes beautiful Peak signs for the Six Peaks San Diego. Such an awesome group of friends to hike with. Despite…

Crackhead crawl to the top

Holy cow!  This was like Strawberry Peak but on Meth!  The rock scramble at the end when you are nearly exhausted was almost cruel and…

San Jacinto

Beautiful day on the Mountain. Plenty of thru-hikers to chat with on the PCT segment. There was some intermittent snow but very passable with poles.

Warm San Jacinto

This 11 miles hike, rocky at times and not easy to follow because of snow, was enjoyable overall and unusally warm. Light scrambling towards the…

San Jacinto from tramway

Easy to get off the trail as snow are not cleared on many portion and fallen trees covered trail. weather was sunny and hot.  The…

San Jacito

AM 9;00 Start PM 12;20 Summit PM 3;30 Parking lot

Winter Wonderland ❄️✨

Gorgeous day! Crampons and trekking poles were useful, lots of snow and some ice. Trail was easy to follow.

San Jacinto – Slushy Hike

Intermittent snow, very slushy in the afternoon. Micro spikes and poles are absolutely recommended specifically near the top. Very beautiful hike. stay safe.

Mt. San Jacinto via Marion Mtn Trail

45F at 8am today. Not many people on this particular trail. No bathrooms. Snow starts around mile 3.5 and the last 1.5 miles to the…

Windy and cold

It was a beautiful morning at the start of the hike. One mile to the summit, the wind atarted to pick up. At the summit,…

Mount San Jacinto at Warp Speed

Whew what a steep hike! We were on a time crunch and tried to summit as quick as we could. Once the Marion Mountain trail…

San Jacinto

The weather was perfect! The trail is dirt then snow on the later half of the ascent. Microspikes were absolutely necessary. The trail was covered…

Mount San Jacinto

Hiked solo but met with lots of hikers on the way.  Most of trail was still covered with snow, however, I finished it without micro…

Adventures in Post-holing……

Snowy hike to San Jacinto. The trail wasn’t very crowded when we started.  We had the summit to ourselves for a bit, and then the…

Slush & Slide

Micro spikes and poles are a must. Snow starts after mile 2/3 but the trail is easy to follow until the last 2 miles. From…

Snowy San Jacinto

Started before sunrise at 6am from the trailhead. Pretty chilly in the morning but eventually got pretty warm. Pretty damp trail all along because of…

San J Peak devils Slide

I couldn’t believe how many people were outta there elements up there today. People you really need to read trail conditions. You can’t relay on…

#6 of 6 – Snow Play on San J

What a perfect day to do a snow hike. San Jacinto Peak was my 6th peak of the SoCal Six Pack of Peaks Challenge and…

Beautiful San Jacinto in the Snow

Was covered in snow the whole way. Used microspikes. Only seen a few near the summit. In the background, I believe it was Baldy and…

Winter wonderland

Well, what can I say? My sixth peak (that counts) and the most difficult one yet due to conditions. We were going to hike Sitton…

San Jacinto Peak

Beautiful scenery, moderate in difficulty, temperature was pretty great.

Desert view

This hike actually started back in October when I started the C2C hike at midnight. After suffering some stomach issues and altitude sickness , I…

The Final, San Jacinto

My final peak of the year! Did both the San Diego and Southern California challenges, plus drove to Vegas when the national forests were shut…

San Jacinto Peak via Loop

This was a LONG day…decided to do the entire loop and logged a total of 21.2 miles and an elevation gain of 5,515 feet! Doable…

#6 Mount San Jacinto

For the sixth peak I wanted to do a big challenging one. However when you start from the tram it makes this peak a pretty…

San J

Tram is fun

San Jacinto

Beautiful clear fall day. Could see from Salton Sea to the Pacific Ocean at the top.

#6 San J

The most gorgeous peak of all — grateful for this journey with the Six-Pack of Peaks, and thrilled to end it on this (literal) high…

San Jacinto

I DID IT! I completed the SoCal Six-Packs of Peaks Challenge by summiting San Jacinto. I have officially solo hiked the tallest mountains in Southern…

San J

Perfect day a nice tram ride and a good workout

San Jacinto

Great views, rocky trail, scramble to the peak.

Mt. San Jacinto

Fifth Peak. Clear beautiful day. Busy day on the trails. Trail gets tight in areas. Was able to see Catalina Island from the Peak.

Just another Sunday hike

Beautiful clear day.  Can see Sultan Sea on one side and Catalina on the other.   Check out the link for the video.

Final 6 pack! San Jacinto

I’m Walter’s dad, entering this hike for him. He did this hike while he was 6 years old. This was the last of his 6…

Mount San Jacinto

We camped at the trailhead and took the tram up to the ranger station. We hiked to the summit. It took about 3 hours to…

San Jactinto

Veteran’s Day hike! A group of teachers spending a day off up San Jacinto. It was a beautiful and clear day. We had a great…

Mountain Monday on San J!

This was my favorite peak hike! Started at Marion campground around 6:30am and reached the summit around 11. Had lunch and high tea at the…

John Muir Couldn’t Be Wrong

This was our fourth peak in the SoCal version of the challenge. Starting the hike from the Tramway may be the shorter of about half…

San Jacinto

Good day to hike. Little warm. No wind.

Friyay On San Jac

This was a strenuous hike that had me and my buddies knees screaming for mercy. But we made it and the hut was interesting to…

San Jacinto

Hiked with a new friend!! Caught the 10am tram. Super fun day in the mountains. Not too many people hiking on a Tuesday!!!! Only one…

Halloween Hike to San J

Finished the last of the So cal peaks on Halloween. I was recovering from a knee injury so we decided to hike from the tram…

What a hike, San Jacinto

This was hard and difficult. But gave back some spectacular view from the top. Not an easy trail. Fell once over some big rocks. Luckily…

First one up, last one down

Well, in my current out-of-shape state, I probably would not have tried this hike if I had known the real stats in advance. The Middle…

San Jacinto via Marion

A fairly busy trail, especially when we got to the top and multiple trail heads come together for the peak.

San Jacinto

I was really debating which route to summit San Jacinto this year. I’ve did Marion Mtn 10/30/20 and it was truly breath-taking. It’s a more…

The Tram Route

Always seems longer than it is, but a great day. First tram up, chilly in the morning but it was a brilliant day and met…

Tram Route

Great fall hike to the summit from the Tram

# 4 Pack of Peaks

After Mt. Wilson hike, May and I hiked San Jacinto peak. Started after Tram away around 8:30, met few hikers. Gradually incline to peak, Last…

San J C2C

This hike was no joke!  First section, ascending from the desert floor, white blazes marked the trail, which was easy to lose, but thankfully easy…

San Jacinto

Great weather that day, weather reported low 40s but felt like 60s.  Love the restroom shortly after the beginning of the trail.  Well marked trail.…

Muir was right!

Outstanding hike! Started just before dawn. Peaked at about 10:30. Amazing climb through woods for a breathtaking view. Last few miles down rough on the…

A hike to remember

Parked on the side street (N. Belardo Rd.)  next to the garage lot across the Art Museum. At the time there other hikers arriving but…

San Jacinto

Up to 20mph winds and 40 degree weather. It felt wonderful! Hiked with a fun group to the peak. We did it slow & steady!…

San Jacinto Peak

The final push to the peak was a beast but the view up there was so worth it. Me and my friend got a bit…

San Jacinto for the Sixer

What a great way to end my first six pack challenge. The tram ride was part of the adventure this time and there was plenty…

San Jacinto Exhaustion

I’m not gonna sugar coat it; this trail was difficult for me. I think a combination of the heightened elevation, mild lack of sleep, and…

San Jacinto

Beautiful hike, incredible conditions.

Solo C2C2C (Against My Wishes)

✅ San Jacinto Peak (HPS 50/280) ? ✅ Cactus to the Clouds (C2C) ? ✅ Cactus to the Clouds to the Cactus (C2C2C) ? I’ve…

Mount San Jacinto

This was the longest hike I have done as of yet. I really enjoyed it and plan on doing this hike again. After this hike…

Socal Views

The weather was foggy and cold in the morning, clearing up as the day moved on. The hike to the peak from this trailhead is…

Marion Mountain to San Jacinto Peak

Another one for the books. By far my hardest hike to date with an total elevation gain of 4,589.9’ at 13.8 total miles. The trail…

Saved the best for last

Beautiful hike up Marion Mountain to the peak. Perfect weather and great to be back in the woods.

Mt. San Jacinto

Needed a but net but all I had was a towel to wipe my sweat. Definitely bring a bug but. I literally hiked 3-5 miles…

San Jacinto

Friends and family day. 11 hikers. The kids were awesome!

The views from San Jacinto

Shout out to my parters Brett who I was sure was not going to make it to the top of this one.  Brett is a…

San Jacinto

This Trail is Every Bit Beautiful like I was told! It’s a Good challenge and enjoyable!

San Jacinto Peak

Absolutely love going up the Tram side. Parts of the trail have been re-done by the California Conservation Core near round valley.

San Ja-cuarto

Seriously hard…. But the views are breathtaking. Lots of mosquitos on the day we went, and we started early morning before sunrise. Well maintained trail…

San Jacinto Peak from the Tramway

My daughter and I started at the tramway, made our way to Round Valley campground to set up camp and then summited the peak. The…

4th of July Hike

Started this hike at 2am. 4th of July. What better way to celebrate, right lol. Loved it, though this day was a bit warm, I…

Devil’s Slide to San J

Mt. San Jacinto via Devil’s Slide Trail Aug 21, 2021 Elevation: 10,834 ft Elevation Gain: 4,229 ft Total Distance: 16 miles . This is my…

Devil’s Slide to San J

Mt. San Jacinto via Devil’s Slide Trail Aug 21, 2021 Elevation: 10,834 ft Elevation Gain: 4,229 ft Total Distance: 16 miles . This is my…

Wander Women Big Finish

Early start with the awesome Wander Women in the dark.    Coming down much harder than the way up.   Loved this hike.   Weather…

San Jacinto the hard way

San Jacinto the hard way. Alarm went off at 1am, picked up at 2am, and got to Marion Mountain Trail at 4:30am. Even though the…

Cactus to Clouds

One of rhe most challenging hikes I ever done. The wonderful group and my supportive companion  was definitely worth the great experience . .

Beautiful San Jacinto

Great day to hike to the summit- there were only 4 people total on the summit.  Weather was just about perfect the entire day.

Gateway Views

It was a beautiful day, temps were a little warm, but not too bad. We found they had re-routed the trail a little and had…

Mount San Jacinto

The trail was very well maintained from the time we got there and the SAAR team members that were at the Tram station at the…

San Jacinto Peak

Well I think they need to work on the mile signage, depending on the GPS or Strava or signs means a differing number of miles.…

San Jacinto

Couldn’t have asked for better weather

12 Mile Day

Hello, I’m Aiden Wiedenman and I am 13 years old, doing the six-pack for the third time. We did San Jacinto on an 11.5-mile day…

San Jacinto

We’ve done this hike from the tram but wanted more of a challenge so we started from Humber w in Idyllwild. It definitely was a…

Mt San Jacinto

Started the hike early and it was cold getting to the summit. The trail was accessible.

First time up to San Jacinto Peak

I absolutely loved this hike! It was challenging, but I loved hiking through the trees and ferns. We did have some fallen trees that we…

San Jacinto via Marion Mtn

Without taking the tram this is the shortest route to the peak. I clocked out with 13.1 miles. It may be the shortest but it’s…

San Jac from Marion Mtn

My PR until that day! Loved this hike- next time want to do C2C2C! Went back later that afternoon just to ride the tram 🙂

Get lost San Jacinto

I knew better, I really did, but I let Ryder lead me down a trail I felt like was wrong to follow other hikers. We…

San Jacinto

Got the first tram up. No restrictions on number of passengers but everyone must wear a mask. Someone stole the sign again >:|    

San Jacinto

What an adventure! Hail, lightning, and rain.

San Jacinto Fun Run

Possibility of t-storms and there had been a big t-storm the day before, trail was a tiny bit wet, but that was actually really nice.…