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San Gorgonio

Amazing hike.  It’s up there with San Jacinto for my favorite in the area.  I definitely felt the elevation after about 9-10,000 ft!  Next time…

Day hike of San Gorgonio

Wow, a perfect day to hike San Gorgonio. Started around 9am and ended at 7:20pm, tired.

Day hike of San Gorgonio

Wow, a perfect day to hike San Gorgonio. Started around 9am and ended at 7:20pm, tired.

Favorite hike

What an amazing place! Starting at rocky dry Mill Creek, you climb up and enter a flat meadow-like area. Then, there is more climbing up…

San Gorgonio

If you follow the directions link in AllTrails it takes you the wrong way. Once you hit the dirt road you will come to a…

A Long Day’s Hike

Wow, this was a day! 18.5 miles and just shy of 10 hours out in nature. All the other hikes we have completed this year…

GorgoniGnome

Great hike. Windy at top like expected for the day.

San Gorgonio Peak

Weather was cooler than the heatwave we are having down below. Perfect day

San Gorgonio

Long difficult and hot but a very rewarding hike

Ggggggorgonio

The trail was pretty clear, few areas with brush growing into trail. The last few miles of the trail there were areas where it was…

Backpacking San Gorgonio

Great hike. Was very hot. High creek flowing well for your last water source before the peak.

Another challenge in the books

A beautiful 4am start at Vivian creek to San Gorgonio Peak with amazing friends ! This was a little challenging for me but got it…

San Gorgonio (#5)

Camped at the summit to a beautiful sunset.  Woke up in the clouds with strong winds.  Just as tough going up as it was coming…

Feed em stinger gummies😆

We came across two deer about a mile after the first set of switchbacks.  That was nice. Weather absolutely perfect. Little warm but it’s august…

Grueling Gorgonio

After having to abort in June due to GI issues and canceling due to flash flood and thunderstorm warnings a couple of weeks ago, I…

San Gorgonio (#5)

The trail was in pretty good condition.  The uphill section from Mill Creek to Vivian Creek camp is certainly a leg burner.  We took the…

Conquered the Beast!

Fun girls weekend backpacking trip to Mt. San Gorgonio! We were able to conquer the mountain known to us as the “beast”. Beautiful weather, except…

San Gorgonio

Beautiful hike! Love all the meadows! Reached the summit as a storm was approaching! Grabbed a photo or two and left the summit as fast…

Backpacking San Gorgonio

Hiked to High Creek Camp on Friday and overnighted there/  After breakfast on Saturday, hiked to the summit.  It was hot at 0700.  On the…

My Biggest Hike… Yet

With all of the rain, flooding, and thunderstorms in this area recently, I had postponed this hike until today. The forecast looked pretty decent, so…

Mt Shasta training on San Gorgonio Peak

San Gorgonio 🥾✌️🌲🌞⛰ 🦌 . Totally needed this 19 mile hike, 🥾, only seen 4 people on the trail. Mt Shasta training with friend Matt.…

San Gorgeous-onio

To start out, we were really fortunate that the mudslides didn’t affect the roads going through Forest Falls that weekend, so the trailhead was open…

San Gorgonio

Great hike! There were some bugs at the start, but not too bad! The weather was perfect with some cloud coverage, so it was not…

San Gorgonio

Beautiful hike, and quite long definitely plan for a whole day!

San Gorgonio in 6 hrs

I had already done this peak before but I had never run it. It’s new to me because I’m just starting to make the transition…

The Stunning San Gorgonio

It was a steamy day on San Gorgonio as the damp trails from overnight rains heated up as the sun came through. In my opinion…

Lightning storm on Gorgonio

Solo hike – Gorgonio via South Fork today. The photos don’t explain the whole situation as the don’t cover most of the descent. Beautiful warm…

San Gorgonio

Excelente trail…but,too hot.muy cansado

Snake on the trail . . .San G!

Day hike San G: Vivian creek to test your fitness! Coming off a one day Whitney hike 10days prior . . . First hour! Some…

Finally! San G!

I have been wanting to conquer San Gorgonio for years! Feels so good to finally check it off my list! She was a biggie that’s…

San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek

Started early at 4.30am from the trailhead as it was a day hike for us. Could have been a hot day but there was cool…

Gorgonio via Vivian Creek

This was a beautiful hike but hard. I loved all the different ecosystems. The creek, the woods and then the rocky top. Total hiking time…

San Gorgonio

The first 6 miles to Dry Lake were tough due to the high temperatures that day.  Water is also pretty limited on the trail so…

San Gorgonio Peak

I was lucky enough to snag the last permit for Vivian Creek Trail and got to hike up to San Gorgonio Peak on 7/23/2022. The…

San Gorgonio Back Pack Trip

Backpacked to Dry Lake on July 22 took six hours to get to our camp in 92 heat with high humidity but we made it!…

Tough Old Greyback

Trail condition is good & perfect weather. Toughest hike due to distance but still manageable.

Birthday Hike – San Gorgonio

23.3 Miles and 4,600 feet elevation gain.  The trail was in great condition, the weather was great and there were great people on the trail.

A Three Generation Adventure!

Our second peak of the 6 pack! My dad tagged along with us this time. We started at the Palms Spring Aerial Tram, riding up…

#4 San Gorgonia on the 4th of July

Hiked with my nephew Kenta.  We backpacked to High Creek Camp the day before and hiked the peak early morning on the 4th of July. …

Peak 7 – San Gorgonio

This is my first time going up South Fork. It’s my new favorite way up to the summit. It’s a bit longer than Vivian but…

San Gorgonio from Fish Creek

Six pack of peaks 2022 – Third hike. I hiked this first time from Fish creek. While the elevation gain was much better, driving to…

From San Gorgonio to Mount Whitney

A beautiful perfect day hiking up San Gorgonio with my son Chris.  This was my second time hiking up San Gorgonio, my son’s first time. …

San Gorgonio the long way

I was unable obtain a permit for Vivian Creek on July 4th weekend, so we decided to try the South Fork trail. The first 6…

Super Fly San Gorgonio

San Gorgonio is absolutely worth the challenge.  The trail takes you through so many different types of terrain and microclimates, making the long journey even…

San G via South Fork

San Gorgonio Peak July 1, 2022 Elevation: 11,503 ft Total Elevation gain: 4,537 ft Total Distance: 21.7 miles 3rd time summiting San G via the…

San ‘Gordo’ nio

The hike was exhausting towards the top but it was an awesome hike. There were so many green bushes and beautiful trees. the creek at…

My 1st San G summit…finally!!

0600 start to summit via South Fork…took the Very ‘Dry Lake’ route out and back. My (finally) 1st time summiting San G!! Couple downed large…

Another epic hike to San G

Another epic hike with Hike Beyond the Hills hiking crew! San Gorgonio Mountain (11,503’) is the highest peak in SoCal. This is a very challenging…

#2 – 2022 San Gorgonio

I was hoping I could stand on top of San Gorognio. However, every time I checked this distance and elevation gain, I felt weak and…

San Gorgonio

Great hike. Miles 1-2 were pretty steep, perhaps some elevation acclimation as well.   Miles 6-9 were a total slog, legs get dead, should have…

Mostly Alone

Solo overnight to Dry Lake. Not another soul there spending the evening. Lodge pole spring…dry. 2/3 of a mile back down trail in the morning…

Southern California Bucket List

Made it to the summit of Mt. San Gorgonio before sunset, returned to High Creek Camp very late, then hiked out in the morning. It…

Old Grayback delivered chill and fun

Forecast 37°F with 35 MPH winds w/chill 27°F. We measured 43.9 MPH half way up. Descending hikers said photos impossible at summit. But 3 hours…

San Gorgonio Extra Credit Peak

Friday morning stepped out for a two day adventure hike to San Gorgonio. First day stared at South Fork Trailhead and headed out to Dry…

San Gorgonio great

Backpacked up to High Creek Campground.  As forecast, it was windy during the night.  Not sure what the temp dropped down to, but imagine it…

Fish Creek to San G

I didn’t want to get up really early for this hike so I drove to the trailhead from work the night before. The road is…

Windy day on San G!

Whew! That was a big challenge. I decided to start my SoCal 6 pack with Gorgonio since I’ve never summited it before. We backpacked in…

Oh G! 20 miles

We started just before 6a and the sunrise was amazing. It made the mountain look golden. It was pretty windy with some gusts registering 42MPH.…

Who’s idea was this ⛰

I don’t know who’s bright idea this was 😛 night hike to San G, slow and steady it was going great until about 4 miles…

Overnight on San Gorgonio

Did a solo overnighter for my first time on San Gorgonio. Took Vivian Creek trail up to High Creek Camp. Trail is great, easy to…

San Gorgonio!

San Gorgonio was definitely an adventure! We started the hike at about 3:15AM and got to the peak around 9am! Took some breaks along the…

San G

6/11/2022: My niece Helen was invited to Yosemite Half Dome and Mount Whitney.  So  she asked me if I could helped her train for them. …

San Gorgonio – Vivian Creek

Awesome hiking with trail buddies. Hiking the second time definitely helped with the prep. Sleeping in the car for few hours was the key lessons…

Why stop at 12? Lather, Rinse, Repeat

Couldn’t have picked a better day for today’s hikes. Excellent weather. A little warm in the afternoon on the descent, but a light wind and…

Walk Up Hill First!

My 10 year old son decided he really wanted to climb San Gorgonio, so we decided to make a family challenge out of it and…

Never Ending…

Mann, this hike was rough! It wasn’t necessarily as physically taxing as Mount Wilson, but it was definitely very psychologically challenging. It was just such…

San Gorgonio

Distance 8.63mi, elevation gain 5,312ft, 3h 41m to the peak and 3h 29m down to the trailhead. Another beautiful day for a hike in Southern…

San Gorgonio

Arrived at 6:15 AM and there were still a few spots at Vivian Creek parking lot. Vault toilets at the lot. Bugs weren’t too bad,…

Beautiful San Gorgonio

Finally explored the dream mountain San Gorgonio …. what a beauty!! We did the anti clockwise loop- up Dollar Lake down Dry Lake. Especially Loved…

Summited San Gorgonio!!

Weather was absolutely perfect.  We hiked in and set up camp at the Halfway Campsite and then continued on to the summit.  Water was available…

San Gorgonio

Perfect hike to the summit. Summer-like conditions. Lucky to have No wind at the top. Warm to camp, even left the tent side doors open…

San Gorgonio Peak

We took the South Fork trail towards Dollar Lake. The trail is easy to navigate. Some breeze along the way. Part of the trail was…

Highest Peak in SoCal Yay!

Love this trail to Poop Out Hill and Dry Lake but this is our first time to take this trail to San G. I’m amazed…

San Gorgonio, You Are a Sexy Beast!

Summiting the highest peak in SoCal was in itself amazing, but camping at the summit was EPIC! Totally worth hauling the extra weight to the…

San Gorgonio Peak

Wow! This was a tough one. Super windy at the top. I don’t think I’ve ever felt wind like that. Quite an accomplishment.

San Gorgonio

Started at 5 am.  Got extremely windy within 3 miles of the summit.  Was so windy at the summit I had to leave immediately; didn’t…

2 different worlds!

hike was beautiful! The day we went was extremely windy at the top! But it was still worth it! I also called it my mini…

Mini mount everest

This hike was beautiful! Had so many different parts to the hike. Walked through what felt like a forest, and then the redwoods, and the…

San Gorgonio

AM 6;40 Start PM 12:30 Summit PM 5;25 Parking lot

Old Greyback!

4th summit of Old Greyback, SoCal’s highest peak.

San Gorgonio

Perfect weather. Only 2 sections with minimal snow on trail, 5’ and 10’ long. Slushy and no traction device needed.   I expected blooming wildflowers…

The Friar

Hike was amazing! Lots of trees until the last couple of miles. Then it was just a bald mountain. Just like a Friar. Not too…

Grab the Biggest One Next!

Why not bag the biggest peak for our second peak? Get it out of the way!  We smartened up this peak and took a massive…

The Road Less Traveled

45-minute dirt road to get to Fish Creek Trailhead. 20.5 miles 3,700 feet of elevation gain

San Gorgonio

Nice trip.  We stayed at Fish Creek Camp the first night, hit the peak the next day and stayed at Fish Creek Saddle Camp.  Very…

San Gorgonio (#8 SoCal Challenge)

This was a day hike requiring permit and involving a 45-minuts dirt road drive each way. All 20-mile trail is in high elevation, 8,000 ft…

The rugged trail to San Gorgonio

Since we have hiked San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek multiple times we opted for Fish Creek this time. Well, let me tell you, if you…

Gorgeous Gorgonio

A great day on the Vivian Creek trail – beautiful morning climbing above Forest Falls, leading into a challenging but fun climb above the tree…

Grappling with Gorgonio in a Day

Well back for San G. Absolutely adore sections of this hike, just as much as the challenge. Last year I camped at High Creek, this…

Top of Southern California!

What a great trail!! It’s a long one, but worth it. I loved this trail, the incline was gradual (with the exception of a steep…

San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek

Not much snow, didn’t even need to put spikes on, but it was extremely windy at the top so I highly recommend bringing multiple layers.…

Memorial Hike

This hike was in memory of Robert C. Carey. The goal was to hike up and find his name signed in the register and take…

San G…. The Gentle Giant

What an amazing trail and peak! I loved everything about this hike! Such a subtle incline the entire way. No AS (Thank Gawd) but there…

San Gorgonio el Mostro

This hike it was the longest and the tallest hike I v=ever done in my life. We started at 5:30 a.m. We had a 10…

Old Greyback

The weather was clear skies, sunny, and cool throughout the trail until the peak. It was really windy and cold at the peak. We had…

San Gorgonio

I felt super proud of conquering San Gorgonio. Weather was perfect & we I didn’t need my micro spikes.

Oh my Gorgonio

First 4 miles is free of ice and snow but at mile 4 start off ice patches  for .25 miles another patch of ice at…

Mt San Gorgonio

Backpacked 4/29-4/30. Hiked up to high creek and spent the night there and then summited the next morning. Absolutely beautiful hike. Trail was hard to…

Very Cold and Windy San Gorgonio

Was covered in snow the whole way. Used microspikes, crampons and ice axe. Very cold and windy at the summit. Beautiful!

“San Gorgonio”

It was difficult. It wasn’t the usual trail, it was to a mountaineer level.

San G Summit

Completed this one on December 11th just before one of the really big snow storms. There was some snow on the trail so I used…

# 10 Pack of Peacks

It was a long distance hike. We started at 5:30 am and completed at 6; 30 pm. I have to say, it is the challenge…

San Grand Gorgonio

My 1st time hiking San G! It was challenging! That’s how it should be. We wanted to hike off the mountain before dark but that…

A long day!

Started at 6:15am. A bit chilly (mostly in the 40s). No wind and no one else on the mountain. Water at High Creek is available…

Lonely and creepy, survived it.

We started of early, and thought it would get busy on the trail. It was dark and I got creeped out by the bear country…

#6. San Gorgonio

Starting with the day permit. There were no pases left for the Vivian Creek trail, so I was able to get the south fork side.…

Thank God for Headlamps

Started this hike at 5:30AM and finished at 7:30PM. We made sure to nice and bundled up at the start of the hike, but when…

I wasn’t really ready

What a beautiful but extremely hard hike, especially for anyone carrying gear up to camp there like I did. I wasn’t really ready for this…

Wild and free on San G!

Started on the trail at 6:30am at Vivian Creek. Steady incline all the way up. We couldn’t have picked a better day, the weather was…

2nd Times the Charm

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Today I am grateful for making it to the summit! It’s a WIN, considering we didn’t make…

Long and tuff hike

Some patch of ice on the trail, probably no need for microspikes. This trail was long but beautiful south fork was not crowded at all.