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Sitton Peak

Beautiful views, not heavily trafficked, easy to follow trail, and warmer weather.

New adventure with my nephew

The weather was perfect. Got to the trailhead around 8:30. Took my nephew and I 4hrs 35 min to complete the trail. The view was…

Hiking for the Prize

Great hike! The last 1/4 to half mile was very difficult but worth the views from the peak. We sat and fueled up and took…

Silly Sitton Scramble

I always enjoy the last 1/4 mile scramble to Sitton Peak! In fact, this scramble is why I now prefer collapsing trekking poles over folding…

Sitton Peak

Nice easy route for beginners or trail running. Final stretch is unmarked and overgrown – but that’s what makes it fun!! Beautiful day, great trails,…

Drizzly day on Sutton Peak

It was and awesome day for a fall hike. There was 20% chance of rain so I took my chance. Nice and cool to start…

Cloudy Sitton Peak Run

Started the hike at 7AM and plenty of parking.  On the way to the trailhead I hit some drizzle on Ortega Highway but for the…

Sitton

Still pretty hot, we started at 7:45 and it was relatively comfortable for most of the way up. The last .5 mi or so is…

Sitton Peak

This one was a little rough.  I wasn’t feeling my best.   I was having lower back issues but decided if I took it slow I…

Sitton Peak

So happy to be out on the trails! They were closed for awhile due to fires. Perfect weather and beautiful view at the top. Only…

Sweet Sitton

Felt easy after doing strawberry peak ! Beautiful serene hike. Woke up at 4:30 to start early and beat the heat. Began the trail at…

Sitton

Excellent hike. A few bugs.

Toasty Roasty But Worth It!

It was fairly cool when we started at 7am, but it sure warmed up quick!  The scramble to the summit got our heart rates up,…

Steady and shrubbery

Closing out my 6th but not final peak, this hike has plenty of shrubbery along the trail which is pretty cool and keeps a good…

Hot One

It was a hot day!  We hit the trail about 8:30 and by the we got back to the truck, it was in the low…

Sittin’ on the peak

It was very fun. It is a very mild hike that’s very easy for most hikers. It was still very fun and you should go…

Morning hike

not a lot of traffic .  I hike with a group  pretty  easy , till the last 1 mile steep incline.   Ran into big…

Swatting bugs at Sitton Peak

Bring a head net. Bugs were annoying but with the head net they didn’t bother me as much as they did with my partner. Otherwise…

Solo hike after camping shenanigans

I started hiking at 6:45 and it got warm fairly quickly. I encountered lots of annoying bugs in a few locations. Thankfully I had my…

Solo hike after camping shenanigans

I started hiking at 6:45 and it got warm fairly quickly. I encountered lots of annoying bugs in a few locations. Thankfully I had my…

Drunk at 7am? Why not!

The hike itself was fun, but the temperature wasn’t. I recommend doing this hike early in the am or when the weather is a little…

Sitton Peak

There were rattlesnake signs everywhere so I was pretty paranoid for the entire hike. I never saw one, which… pro and con. I focused more…

Sitton Peak

Went for Sitton Peak since the LA area was off limits due to some fires. Easy moderate hike considering it was 100 degrees outside. Part…

Matt was Sitton down

With Mt Wilson closed, I decided to venture out to Orange County for better air quality. Started at the San Juan Loop trailhead at 6am…

Mile o’ Bugs

Aug 15, 2020 Elevation: 3,273 ft Total Elevation gain: 2,050 ft Total Distance: 10 miles Early start to beat the heat. Spectacular sunrise over Lake…

Sitting on this one…

There’s this place called the Candy Store just by the trailhead and the whole time back I was looking forward to a refreshing drink! I…

Sitton Peak 11/18

Started the hike at about noon and finished a little before 5pm Definitely stop at the candy store for some sweets very nice lady that…

Hot buggy Sitton

My personal opinion this hike was awful! The view is mediocre the bugs were so annoying you honestly need a face net. We started our…

Sitton Peak

Very nice hike! Very glad we started early as it got warm pretty quickly. Not too many people on the trail, which was very nice.…

Sitton Peak

started at 5am and was great weather. The descent was hot and pretty exposed most of the way but overall great hike!

Hiking in a bikini! Bonus peak

Slightly over grown but overall easy to follow.. someone stole the sign at the peak?! 🙁 easy hike but the last mile was a nice…

Sitton Peak

This was definitely a hike that made me question why in the world i even like hiking, the last 0.3 miles before reaching the peak…

Sitton Peak

Arrived at the trailhead at around 6:31 AM. Parking wasn’t crowded, only a handful of cars, I assume they had gotten an earlier start. Beginning…

Sitton Sizzler

Very hot day. Got too late a start, 9am and brought not enough water(1 liter).  92 degrees for the hike back.  The scramble at the…

Easy with little surprise.

I had a list of all SoCal peaks. I did all research on all of them , like how high are they, how long the…

Sitton Peak

We started the hike at 0530 to beat some of the heat but on the way down it was pretty hot already and lots of…

Sitton Peak in the heat

We started the hike at 6:30a to avoid the heat.  It was still crazy hot! We only passed a handful of people on our way…

Sitton Peak #1

Trail relatively well maintained trail until the last 1/4 miles.  A steep ascent on a washed out rutted trail.   Center portion of hike was…

Sitton Can be Dangerous

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just Sitton there. Will Rogers This is a dangerous trail, do…

Sittin’ on Sitton with a Completed Six!

Hiking an almost completely exposed Sitton Peak (and Bear Ridge) near Lake Elsinore in 102°F was certainly not ideal… but with that slight discomfort came…

Hot hot Sitt on me

The hike wasn’t too hard the extreme heat made it challenging. Make sure to take enough water during the summer.

Sitton Peak Almost killed My Dog!

Newbie mistake of taking my little dog with me hiking in a hot day. Trail started fine early morning but within 2-3 hrs the lack…

Hiking is better with friends

I loved this hike it was moderate at the beginning very shaded. When you got towards the topwe didn’t know whether to go right or…

Independence Day on Sitton

Started the trail about 630a. Only 2 other cars in the parking lot. The trail was a nice little workout as usual. There were 2…

Beautiful view

Fantastic day, hiking with my friend, no body on the trail we had the mountain to ourselves. Very nice and peaceful. We saw a few…

Sitton Peak Quick Round Trip

Quick 4 hour hike to complete the round trip on Sitton peak.  There was prior confusion on whether this trail & parking lot was open. …

Sitton Peak This Is It

The profile picture for this hike is pretty much the summit area.  It’s boulders.  This was very easy for most of the hike however the…

Scramble to the top

We started in clouds on an overcast day and by the time we were finished, it was sunny and hot. The hike would have been…

Scramble to the top

We started in clouds on an overcast day and by the time we were finished, it was sunny and hot. The hike would have been…

Currently Peaking

The trail was in great condition except for when you are the first hikers of the morning…be prepared for spider webs! The views were amazing…

Epic views

We arrived at the trail at 6:00 am. The trail is a moderate incline for most of the way. The last under a mile is…

Hot time on Sitton

This was a first time hike to Sitton Peak. A bit of a late start getting up this morning coupled with the hour plus drive…

Sitton Peak

Bugs… Hot… Enjoyed summiting Sitton with family and friends.  Harder than it needed to be with the heat and exposure.  But, it’s done now!

No sittin’ at Sitton Peak

This was my husband’s first time bagging a peak and I think he caught the bug! The trail was 90% easy, but the last push…

Sittin’ On Sitton

I started just after 7:30 under the typical “June Gloom”, my good friends Susie Kara and Gail Welch joined me on what was to be…

1st Big Hike

This was my first big hike, my husband and I just discovered the 6 peak challenge and I was excited to try my first one…

Sitton in the Morning Sun

First solo hike. Loved the alone time. Met some really nice people on the trail although one trail runner did startle me with his stealthy…

Seven on Sitton

Horse flies were out in mass and parking lot closed but still a great way to spend the day with friends.

Sunny Sitton

The Parking lot at the Bear Canyon Trailhead is still closed. We found a spot on Ortega Hwy to park, but very dangerous to cross…

Worth the drive!

Parking was closed so we parked on a small space with some other 4-5 cars.  Clear and warm day. Beautiful hike.

Growing Wild

Of the 12 peaks I completed in last years SoCal challenge, Sitton Peak was my 2nd least favorite. So when my wife planned this hike…

Sitton peak

Trail was clear. Very little shade. No parking.

Sitton Peak

Parking lot was still closed but plentiful on the side road. Quite a few hikers noted. Trail was in good condition. Know that we share…

Sutton Peak

I always like this hike. Seemed to be more crowded then I have ever seen.

Sitton Peak, Challenge #1

This hike was absolutely beautiful.  My husband and I approached this hike in two different ways so I can say this trail is moderately challenging…

Sitton Peak

My first time up Sitton Peak and it was perfection!  The company, the climb and the challenge all made this hike enjoyable and unforgettable!

Sitton Peak

Nice, moderate hike with plenty of foliage to enjoy! The top half mile up is steep with plenty of scree, but all is worth it…

Wander Women at Sitton Peak

A few women from the Wander Women hiking group did this as a training hike for Cucamonga peak we plan to do next month.  The…

broke quarantine with sitton

keeping this short and sweet since i’m late posting it… this was my first significant hike since Covid-19 quarantine. felt amazing to be back on…

Stalked by Mountain Lion

Trail conditions were great and barely saw anybody else on the Covid 19 social distancing issue. Hiked with adult daughter, and it seemed that we…

Sitton Peak

This’s a 10miles hike out and back with 2100ft elevation gain. We started @0705 with moving time of 4:07. The summit was pretty crowded with…

Vitamin D on Sitton Peak

Perfect weather for hiking Sitton Peak! The trailhead parking lot across from the Candy Store (as well as street parking in front of the Candy…

Sitting on Sitton peak.

Should have started earlier, was warm by the time I got halfway up, but great hike. Enough of a breeze to cool down, lots of…

Sitton Peak

Weather was perfect! We heard a rattlesnake up on a bush. Tough climbing up with a lot of loose gravel and sand. Coming down it’s…

Sitton Peak via Bear Ridge

A glorious day filled with sunshine & laughter and we hiked a peak to boot. ⁣ ⁣ Ten miles, out and back, roughly 2,100 feet…

Sitting on Sitton

Sitton Peak, off of the Ortega Highway, is a beautiful peak in the heart of the Santa Ana range.  This 9.2 mile hike is notorious…

Super Social Distancing

We had to get out of the house for a few hours.  we are both familiar with the canyon so we decide to go for…

Sit on Peak

Never imagined such a beautiful hike near Lake Elsinore, but then again I’m not familiar with this part of OC. Lovely hike, gorgeous day, we…

What Social Distancing????

This was our last hike before the trail closed. So much for social distancing. This was most people that I’ve seen on the trail. The…

Quarantine Hike!

This was such a beautiful hike with beautiful views.  10 miles round trip.  Clearly marked trail, lots of options.  Lots of trails so follow your…

I do not Sit on Sitton Peak

The hike was great! Parts of the trail were a little muddy but overall, it was doable. The sign was still at the peak. And…

Number 9 of 36!

Good vibes with friends & family & my brother’s first hike/ summit ⛰️! Kicking it off with shots of @los_sundays Tequila on a Sunday to…

#6!!!! Sitton Peak

#6!! Good hike. Bringing poles were a good idea. Last half mile or so was very steep, narrow, and the trail was eroded. Views were…

Views for miles!

360 degree views from Laguna Beach to San Jacinto. Loved seeing the Pacific Ocean and the snow topped mountains from afar. Trail was semi-shady. One…

no SITTON around

The trail was hard packed for the most part with a couple muddy sections from the recent rains. The scramble to the peak is always…

Sit on Sitton Peak

Met a fellow teacher on extended break due to Coronavirus for this long but fairly easy hike!  Last ascent (upon diverging from the truck trail)…

Mt. Sitton

There was only a 20 percent chance of rain that day. Once on the trail, the rain became heavier. I definitely suggest to always take…

Corona virus get away

With all the madness goin on with the corona virus we decided to get away in the mountains away from big crowds away from fights…

Sitton Peak

Cool weather.  Not a lot of people.  Good hike!  Very “foresty.”  Last 1/4 mile very difficult – bring poles for up and down.  Well worth…

Sitton Peak

It was a perfect day for a hike. Low 60s for most of it but Gusty colder winds at the summit so make sure to…

Sitton Peak

Last half a mile is straight up!  Good training hike.

Sitton Peak via Bear Canyon Trail

Headed out on the trail around 7am. The first two miles were a breeze. We approached some cool looking trees, then made a right and…

Third Times the Charm!!

Started off in the drizzle and by the time we got to the peak the skies opened up to beautiful sunshine. Perfect weather, perfect temps…

Hike

WTF was up with that last stretch of the trail??? At least that was a good workout. Knocked it out in 3hr 43min

Sitton Pretty

It’s not Spring yet, but that didn’t stop the wildflowers from blooming. There were many different ones that were purple, red, orange, yellow and white.…

Boom, Sitton Peak!

First, I might add that if you are parking in the lot for Chiquita Falls, do be sure to cross over Ortega Highway and start…

Birthday Hike

Weather was nice, a little bit cold when we started, it was sunny past 9am, trail is marked good, it was pretty easy for the…

Sitton Peak

I went to this hike Wednesday morning, started the hike at 8:00AM and it took us 3 hours and 50 minutes to complete the hike.…