Oak Grove Trail to High Point

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Oak Grove Trail to High Point ist ein 13 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Warner Springs, Kalifornien. Er führt vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich.

Entfernung: 13.0 miles Höhenunterschied: 3,494 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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wandern
8 days ago

The first 2 miles are the hardest... once you get on the trail it is steep. Beyond that you will travel the fire road.. while this is still constant uphill.. you are only doing 600ft miles... great view of the observatory from the top as well.. good hike!!

wandern
17 days ago

Good steep training trail. Palomar observatory is accessible and visible from the peak at the fire tower. The fire tower is "the top" where you want to go to finish the hike (stay left at the gate) - the observatory caught me by surprise for some reason and could also be the end (go right) ...you will know what I mean. I did not stay long at the top because it was cold and windy. it is cold and windy at the top so dress right. This was Jan with 4-5 inch snow patches on the road near the top all along the way ..plus cold and windy if you missed it the first time. 50/50 trail and fire road..good workout hike ...the "up" never stops..and the "down" return never stops. I bounced some dear along the way...they were fun to see.

wandern
schlammig
schnee
23 days ago

went up on 1/1/2020, New Year's Day, and this was a beautiful hike. there was still quite a bit of snow for several miles but the trail was packed down making it easier. one thing to note, starting from the Hot Shots fire station to the fire tower on top the round trip was 14 miles.

wandern
Gebühren
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steinig
überwachsen
1 month ago

wandern
schnee
1 month ago

Great hike today! Started out about 0640. After following signs and a dirt road for about for about a half mile the trail actually becomes a single track for about another 1.5 miles. Started coming across snow at about 1.75 miles. At about the 2 mile mark the trail intersected with the Oak Grove Truck Trail. There were a few inches of snow by this point and I had micro spikes on. After about a mile the snow was becoming more significant, so I put on snow shoes for the remainder of the hike. There was probably about 6 to 8 inches of snow at this point. I only saw one other set of foot prints (no traction devices), but that person turned back near the High Point Road split. After that, it was just me and the snow! It was an absolutely gorgeous hiking in the snow. My guess is the snow level (at some points) reach about 3 feet. Even in snow shoes I was sinking about 10 to 12 inches. This made for a nice challenging hike, on what I would normally consider and easy to moderate hike, to the summit. Be aware there were a few newly downed trees, but nothing difficult to climb over, under or go around. Coming down was just as enjoyable. Not a soul on the trail and no prints other than my own until I got back to the High Point Road split. Just past the split, there were several sets of prints, all of which had turned back before the 3.5 mile mark. I highly recommend this hike after a good snow storm, but bring your spikes and your snowshoes. Crampons and ax are not necessary for this trail.

wandern
2 months ago

Too close to dusk so we didn't do the whole trail. For the Family it's more about some nice pictures and talking time. About 1.6 miles in you can hit a "peak" and see a great view of the valley and grazing land for local livestock. Fun little journey before Campfire and Smores.

wandern
2 months ago

14 mile hike

wandern
käfer
4 months ago

fun hike except one section close to the top there were a lot of bugs. great views

wandern
7 months ago

Started the trail at 6:30 pm for a little night hike! Trail gets Some good elevation gain quick. The views are amazing along the truck trail. I parked at the fire station with an adventure pass. Awesome place to hike at night !

wandern
kein schatten
käfer
überwachsen
7 months ago

Challenging hike for sure! The view from the top is pretty magical, and there are beautiful wildflowers on the side of the trail, but the giant black flies attacking us the whole way up made it hard to say we would do this again... at least this time of year. Bring lots of water, sunscreen and a hat. There's not much shade on the trail until you get near the top. We had a hard time figuring out where to park on this one. Ended up getting a day pass for $5 across the street at the campground and then parked in the fire station's front lot.

wandern
kein schatten
käfer
9 months ago

I’m not usually a fan of hiking access roads, but the views and amazing variety of wildflowers made this hike very enjoyable. Note the first two miles are a windy, rocky technical trail before it meets up with the fire access road. Views are increasingly beautiful the higher up you get with a lovely 360 degree view to reward you once you reach High Point Lookout. I’m decently in shape and consider this to be a challenging hike. I highly recommend bringing at least 3 liters of water, snacks, and wear sun protection. Happy I also brought my hiking poles.

wandern
kein schatten
käfer
9 months ago

This is a somewhat strenuous trail but overall worth the work out. A friendly advice, bring sun protection, long sleeve and long pants and LOTS of water (3 litres min.), you’ll need it. There were flies and bugs in the more groovy oaky parts of the trail. The first two miles of the trail are super nice with plenty of wildflowers in April. The High Point Lookout watch tower at the top is staffed by very friendly volunteers during the fire season and there are a few picnic tables at the top with beautiful 360 views overlooking San Jacinto and Mt Gorgonio! It will get very hot in the summer months so going during Spring / Winter months is highly recommended.

wandern
schnee
9 months ago

Great training hike. Normally despise hiking fire roads, but this was ok. Little dusting of snow was nice. Saw a couple Lance Armstrong’s along the way and two 4-wheelers on the way down. Worthwhile especially for locals.

wandern
11 months ago

This is a difficult hike! The snow made it even tougher- but also much prettier I believe than if there weren’t any snow. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a challenge.

wandern
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schlammig
schnee
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steinig
11 months ago

Uphill all the way but very manageable with well marked trail. Once up the single track you’ll reach a fire road. 3/4 of the hike is on the fire road but still nice and scenic. Went in the winter time and it rained and snowed. Last bit was packed with about 8-9 inches of snow. Would recommend this in winter and spring. Probably too exposed in summer time.

wandern
Sun Jan 20 2019

Love this trail. The only thing people forget to mention is it’s ALL incline the entire way up!!! But well worth it. Great workout!

wandern
Sat Jan 19 2019

Good winter conditioning trail. Beautiful views. No snow or mud, even after all of the rain we received this week. The first two miles are single track and the rest is an old dirt service road. It is fairly exposed, which gives you great scenery to enjoy, but would be pretty brutal on a hot day. Nice if you are looking for solitude. I was out there for 8 hours. I didn't see any other hikers. Just two vehicles and 3 motorcycles. It was a rewarding hike, the tower has nice picnic facilities.

wandern
Sun Jan 06 2019

NIce, will marked trail to the Forest Service Lookout Tower. A lot of this trail is service road (approx. 4-5 miles). On our visit 1/5/19, there was a lot of snow for about the last 4 miles. I was the only hiker not using poles or spikes. If you are comfortable on snow and know how to avoid ice, you don't need either, It snowed on us on the way down and was VERY cold at the top (36° not accounting for wind chill).

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