This is one of best hikes I've done in Southern California. It is well kept, well groomed and beautiful. Vistas at every turn and the fire lookout at the top was a great reward upon reaching the top.

This is a rigorous hike with a lot of exposure. Bring lots of water and make sure you are in good shape if you take on this hike. I would argue this could be classified as a hard rather than moderate, especially if it's hot. Be very careful if it's hot with your dog.

Beautiful views! Just hike it very early; the last section before the lookout is steep and sunny

Beautiful views! Just hike it very early; the last section before this lookout is steep and sunny

Great hike. We started at the top and enjoyed the chance to warm up before working our way back up. Others started at the bottom and were smiling as we passed them on their downhill stretch. Enjoy!

Very nice pleasant hike.
Claims in he way out if you start from Humber park.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

This was my first time hiking. It was also the first time with my 10 month son and I was nowhere near trained to do it, but I did complete it!! I'm glad we started at the bottom to go uphill and then the return was downhill. Trail was nice but it gets hot in late mornings in the summer.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views!

easy trail. hiked this with my wife and three kids. beautiful views and didn't break a sweat. if you're looking for a super easy but pretty trail this is it.

beautiful trail. easy for the entire family.

hiking
1 month ago

This remains one of my favorite hikes! Vigorous, beautiful and can be accomplished 4 hrs - less if you have to. Those unfamiliar with this hike should note that the last mile or so to the top is the most vertical section of the trail, so mind your timing and pace.
With a predicted high of 95, hitting the trail @ 6 am meant shade and temp hovering arond 68, all the way to the top, due to the low angle of the sun. I wasn't, however, prepared for the MOSQUITOS! They weren't even noticable last time, but this time the entire lower trail section (1st 1.5 mi) was swarming with them! Had to bum some spray from the very nice ranger at the lookout, for the return trip. Thank you nice ranger lady. I've forgotten your name but not your warm smile and generousity. After reaching Tahquitz by 8, I decided to venture on to Saddle Junction. Devils Slide approach and Saddle Junction had much more traffic. I had gorgeous vistas and beautiful pines all to myself the entire length of South Ridge, including window rock, until the last .5 mi on the return. Can't say enough good things about this trail.

charges $6 per person to hike 2 miles.