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Park in the first day use lot you come across on your right side. Cost is $5 to enter the park. The trail map is pretty handy. Plenty of butterflies, grasshoppers, beetles, and lizards on this hike. Right now the yucca blooms are impressive.

Beautiful wildflowers, green hillsides, water in the creek!

hiking
3 months ago

Decent, didn't see another soul the whole time

hiking
4 months ago

Fire road for most of the way until about the last mile or mile and a half. You will notice the peak off to the left of the trail by seeing a cluster of rocks that you haven't seen along the way. That day I went was pretty clear (12/26/2016) I was able to see Mt. Baldy & Catalina in the distance.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail was a tough and beautiful climb. I would not recommend taking San Juan Creek trail back. San Juan Creek trail is next to the highway, so it is very noisy.

Hard. Trail was washed out in several places and made it difficult to go up. Ended up coming back down via Ortega highway.

Most of this trail is exposed so go early in the morning or during cooler seasons. Also part of the lower loop is closed due to deadfall.

Really tough climb, but well worth it for the amazing views from the top. The climb once at the Oso trail is pretty steep. Gotta be in good shape to complete this hike.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Lots of incline and great views. Bring plenty of water and snacks for energy. The start of the trail runs through the Lazy W ranch but they are pretty lenient on hikers going through there. Just be sure to call them and get their permission just to be safe.

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

hiking
Sunday, December 06, 2015