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San G. 🐻

Distance: 18 mi Elevation gain: 5451 ft Moving time: 8h 18m

Last One Down- Gorgonio

Summit on the 29th and then spent a beautiful night at High Creek! Tough climb but truly amazing scenery. Met some awesome people on the…

San Gorgonio #18

Perfect day. 20.2 miles logged. Long hike with lots of gravel. Last one. #18/18

The longest hike

Starting at 6:00 am, a bit cold. Lots of burnt trees. Loved the fern so green and luscious.  The Airplane wreckage was a surprise, didnt…

Grind it out

What a day. I got a 2 hour late start due to work. My two friends got started on time at 0630. I started at…

Old GRAYBACK_Got us

Loved every Mile of Old GreyBack.. first 7 miles were breeze, last 2ish miles were exposed and luckily for us the weather was nice but…

Conquering San G

We started at 6ish am. I was in absolute awe with how beautiful this trail was. When I got to 10,300 I started to feel…

5 – San Gorgonio Peak

I’ve done San Gorgonio from Vivian Creek in the past, but this time there were no more permits available for Vivian Creek for the 14th.…

San Gorgonio Beast

Started the hike at 6 am with an amazing group of people. Saw a few deer while going up. As for the weather, I couldn’t…

Bear!

Did the lollipop loop-clockwise.  I saw a bear crossing the trail near Dollar Lake.

San G A Toda Madre

I was a little worried about comments of this Trail having too much of a burn scar, but it wasn’t bad at all. The views…

San G via South Fork

washouts on the roads up are all cleared. we started early to give Kayla some practice hiking in the dark with a headlamp – it…

San Gorgonio is dry

Started around 6AM and came back at 6PM. The guides say that this is a 10-hour hike but that for people younger than us! The…

On top of Southern California

A tough hike to the top of Southern California. It took us a little over 12 hours to complete the trip. The views from the…

San Gorgonio

This hike is always streneous but well worth it.  The weather was a combination of hot,cold and warm. We started at 4am… we met a…

San Gorgonio

Long day. Started at 4:50am, summited at 10:50am, returned to the vehicle at 3:40pm. The last mile down right where it started to get steep…

Grinding Old Greyback

I summited the crown jewel of Traverse Range and officially completed the Six-Pack of Peaks challenge in 36 days. My friend Stephen and I began…

Greatness on Gorgonio

Gorgonio is a beast! But so great to be on top of the SoCal world. This hike is long with consistent, but not punishing, uphill.…

Mt. San Gorgonio

Crazy long hike like 9+ miles single trip, plan your time accordingly to avoid downhill in dark.

Mt. San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek

I really enjoyed this solo day hike and would highly recommend the same to anyone seeking to summit San Gorgonio. This was one of the…

Easy San G

Fish Creek is the easy way up San G- I almost feel like we were cheating ???? After doing Baldy Ski hut last weekend, the…

San G: four in a row

Hiked up on Thursday to Dry Lake from North Fork TH. Dry Lake is very Dry indeed, but Lodgepole Spring still has water. Ranger Dan…

Sunset at San Gorgonio Peak

So glad that the San Gorgonio wilderness is open again!  we backpacked in and stayed near Dollar Lake (which was dry) and hiked up to…

Mt San Gorgonio

Fourth of July overnight on Mt San Gorgonio. We started at Vivian Creek TH and hiked the 5.5 miles to High Creek Camp. The next…

Viva Mt. San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek

Third attempt and succeeded!!! Vivian creek trail doesn’t get old.  There is less water compared to my previous hike in May but still as beautiful.

WHEE! on SanG

We started the hike a little after 6am. The upper lot was almost full. Trail conditions were perfect, not too buggy, and not too hot…

Freedom Hike

Started around 3 am and it was a really long day. No water at the lakes so make sure to bring your own. Great day…

Fourth of July at San Gorgonio

For my sixth final peak and for the first time, I finally made it to San Gorgonio.  I couldn’t do it last year because a…

San G

Amazing trail with unbelievable views at peak. Had a blast camping at the summit!

San Gorgeous

Why go back down after 10 miles and 6,000 ft elevation gain when you can pitch a tent at the Summit and enjoy all the…

Finally! San Gorgonio

Trail is in good condition. The weather is good. Started early and temperature was cool due to the rain last night. Water from stream is…

San Gorgonio

Beautiful day. I liked the mild grade but I logged 22 miles, too much for me on a day hike. Will camp at the peak…

San G

Watch out for that log crossing at mile 1.  Not bad going up, steady incline, nice meadow areas.  Coming down those last 3 miles felt…

SoCal 6POP Completed

7/3/2021. San Gorgonio, The Beast with beautiful heart & soul, I finally met you!! It’s been a pleasurably painful hiking experience…see you…again…but not soon!! ????…

Gorgeous Gorgonio

I happened across a single permit available for a weekend hike 4th of July weekend about a month ago, and decided I wanted to give…

Mount San Gorgonio

First time summiting San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek Trail.  Mile 2 and 8/9 are pretty stout.  We have the Excessive Heat Warning in effect up…

All day torture!

Optimal weather. Not too hot or cold with a bit of wind.

San Gorgonio

Challenging and wonderful at the same time! Tree cover on the first half of the trail and then reaches a point towards the end where…

Great Gorgonio

Peak #6 bagged and challenge completed! This is a great trail with some pretty steep sections, mostly at the beginning and end of the trail.…

Gorgonio joy!

Absolutely gorgeous day! I’ve done this hike before from Vivian Creek- but this route makes for a long but relatively easy day. The parking area…

Strawberry Moon trek to San Gorgornio

Beautiful Strawberry Full moon hike to the most amazing sunrise from the San Gorgornio Wilderness with my trail sisters! New route from Fish Creek did…

No View From The Top

To know you made it to the summit requires: finding the trail sign and seeing the stunning view you just worked so hard to see.…

San Gorgonio Peak

We hiked to San G via Fish Creek Trailhead. The night hike was amazing with the bright full moon beaming down to us. We saw…

Long Hot Day!

Love this Hike! Easy to follow. Started at 5:30 am and finished around 3 pm.

San G Sunday

Early start at 4:30AM, Summit at 8AM. Burn area wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

San Gorgonio

First time on this trail. It was going great until the altitude got me and my legs turned to concrete. I kept on trucking and…

San G

My longest day hike.

San G!

Long but epic.  Clocked in at 19.3 miles, + 5,420 ft gain.  Epic beautiful trail in the beginning, saw 2 baby deer.  Nice meadows and grass/trees…

San Gorgonia Peak

San Gorgonio Peak did not disappoint, amazing trail, amazing views, felt amazing to hike this peak for the first time ???? I will definitely be…

Nap time

Hiked by myself. Decent water flowing at high creek camp for water fill up before summit. Felt crazy tired after the switch backs and wanted…

On top of Southern California!

Big old Greyback or for us Aussies who struggled initially to pronounce Gorgonio, San G! Absolutely stunning trail and hike, another part of SoCal I…

Big Ol’ Greyback!

I’ve always been so intimidated by this mountain but I felt so good and strong that day, it was easy peasy!

San Gorgonio

El camino hacia San Gorgonio estaba en buenas condiciones empezamos temprano en la mañana el día estuvo muy tranquilo no mucho calor ni frío solo…

Ol’ Greyback

It was beautiful and interesting going through the burn area. i felt strong and it was a great day!

San Gorgonio Grind

Great hike. Trail is well maintained. Nothing sketchy. Beautiful day and packed summit! bring plenty of water as it was hot!

First timer at San Gorgonio

This was my first time at San G. So beautiful ???? Plenty of other hikers on the trail to not be alone but not too…

Finishing strong with Gorgonio Peak

Beautiful trail. Not as bad as. I thought.  Many river crossings. Rocky paths. Went clockwise, made easier on knees coming down. Not much  shade.

South Fork Loop

First time up San Gorgonio. Only saw a handful of hikers on the trail. Did loop up by Dry Lake and down Dollar Lake. Trail…

Gorgonio the beautiful!

Bucket list peak!  Trail was nice, maybe one scramble, a few easy-to-pass downed trees.  The weather was perfect.  The 8 mile road in is doable…

San Gorgonio

Vivian Creek Trail is beautiful! Just ignore the first switchbacks that goes up about 1K EG and it’s all flat from there. I was feeling…

San G via South Fork

This was my 2nd summit of San G from this trailhead (4th overall) but this time the effort was more brutal than before. I could…

Old Greyback

Fantastic day! Water at .95 miles and 2.5 miles from start of Fish creek trailhead. No water on trail past that. Total RT was 20.5miles

San Gorgonio Peak

Definitely a very difficult hike. Tested my mental capacity for sure.

San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek

The first and the last mile were pretty steep and challenge, especially the last mile as you’re tired and at higher elevation, but the the…

San Gorgonio Peak

Definitely a very difficult hike. Tested my mental capacity for sure.

“The Beast” aka Devil’s Backbone

My longest and highest hike ever! Such a feeling of accomplishment on such an amazing mountain ☺️ The scenery was incredible- from the forest areas…

Remember and Honor

I started at 6:00 am and the weather was just right, not too cold. And the weather was still nice descending down. Trail was easy…

San Gorgonio

Trail conditions were perfect but my body was not. Hungover, with a 12pm start, we tackled San G, last minute, to prep for Whitney. With…

San G – We finally meet!

South Fork TH with 8 friends. At Dry Lake split, continued on South Fork Trail to the west and to the summit. This was like…

San G

Beautiful trail

San Gorgonio

great trail, tough for a mile in the beginning and for a couple towards the end, but overall very steady. not a ton of people…

San Gorgonio

Perfect Day – the trail is in great condition!!

Gorgonio Overnight

My first backpacking trip!  We hiked the South Fork trail to Dry Lake and camped for the night.  The next morning we went to the…

Oinogrog Nas Tnuom Olos Thginrevo

With Vivian Creek trail being closed up until recently, the hike from the South Fork trail is a sweet alternative.  I actually prefer this trail. …

2021 San Gorgonio “Lollipop Loop”

Last year I wrapped up “All Eighteen” peaks with San G., so it was only appropriate that this year I completed “All Seventeen” (SD +…

Hallelujah! San G Is Open Again!

San G is open again and I got a permit as soon as I could. Went up hikers, Fabienne, Flora, Anthony and Julio. We went…

MOUNT SAN GORGONIO

Hiked on 5/15/21. 18.6 miles. 5,482 ft. elevation gain. Hike took 9:05. This was (expectedly) a tough one, and the first time I’ve really felt…

MOUNT SAN GORGONIO

Hiked on 5/15/21. 18.6 miles. 5,482 ft. elevation gain. Hike took 9:05. This was (expectedly) a tough one, and the first time I’ve really felt…

Before Whitney !!!!

It was just like i remember San Gorgonio really hard but it was worth it!!!

Blue skies over old Greyback

We couldn’t have picked a better day for this hike. Getting a permit for a Friday hike meant we had the trail/mountain to ourselves! The…

Long day on Mt San Gorgonio

We started at 8AM and by the time I got back to the camp grounds, it was 8PM. Was a long and grueling day hiking…

Mount San Gorgonio

A brutal hike in the best and worst ways! It definitely challenged me both mentally and physically. It was my first hike that was over…

Oh San G how we missed ya!

Felt so good being back at San G! Couple snow patches left but nothing you can’t walk around.

San Geeeee

San G is a killer – but a beautiful hike. Plenty of fire damage from last year, and previous fires. South Fork is the long…

Waited 8 months for this

After a long 8 months of waiting to hike this, the trail did not disappoint . Even though there were parts that were damaged from…

Old Greyback

Today was tough the altitude and mileage were the main challenges. The trail was incredible! Views and terrain change often so it was so much…

the windy trail

It was extremely windy for the last mile of the hike. Got really cold and windy, so I only stayed up top for about 15…

San Gorgonio Summit

Trail conditions were decent, many rocks and pinecones on the trails. Some snow once you pass High Creek camp but not very much as of…

Long day

This a fairly easy trail just long ,  got some snow almost by the peak , not to bad tho.  I wanted to do this…

San Gorgeous

This was my first time hiking this beautiful trail. I went with my friends who have mostly done it before. The gradual incline was brutal…

San Gorgonio

No spikes needed at all. Well marked trail. Great conditions!

San Gorgonio via South Fork

Beautiful day and first time on this trail.  Really nice trail and challenging as San Gorgonio always is.  It was really interesting seeing the fire…

San G

Super windy at the top 30mph, it’s sad to see the burned section. Trail was in good condition a few patches of snow but nothing…

Like a G

Actually not as strenuous as I was expecting! Beautiful views on the way up. Crazy fire broke out on our way up, so I am…

The Big San G

Started bright and early- I believe we arrived at the parking lot around 6 and it was already pretty full. The first mile or so…

Old Grey’s Back ( Gorgonio)

Fantastic ass kicker day hike! You hike through beautiful terrains, prairie like areas, rocky, and just stunning views. Possible to do in a couple of…

The Big (San Gorgoni) O

The El Dorado Fire broke out as we were ascending and there were several discussions with other hikers about whether we needed to turn back…

Mt. San Gorgonio

We hit the trail @ 5:30AM on Sat., Sept.5th. The bugs were a huge annoyance! Two of us ended up with a bug in our…

Is that really a fire?!?!

We started early on one of the hottest days of the year. When we got high enough, we saw that the ridge on the other…

Whoa San Gorgonio

This was a beautiful and challenging hike. Beginning and ending were challenging. The elevation definitely was tough. The vivian creek was beautiful. I loved this…

Mt. San G Baby!

This was the most difficult hike for US. It was absolutely amazing! Always humbled by nature.

Where there’s smoke…

We started the hike early in the day and it was beautiful seeing the sun come up and fill the valley with light. We knew…

Fire!!!

Went up via South Fork Trail-Dry Lake Trail-Sky High Trail. We only met couple of hiker on our way to Dry Lake which was not…

Fiery Hike to San Gorgonio

This was my first time to hike from the South Fork Trail. The plan was to head to San Gorgonio via Dry Lake and then…