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Beautiful wildflowers, green hillsides, water in the creek!

Decent, didn't see another soul the whole time

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
4 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.

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
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago