This is my regular local hike, which I've done numerous times.

Very difficult. Do not underestimate this hike. Uphill both ways, long, has the potential to be hot. Bring plenty of water. I brought 3L and ran out on the way down. The views are amazing and are what kept me going. One of the hardest things I've done in my life physically, but very rewarding.

hiking
8 days ago

great hike

Hot hot hot in the summer! Bring lots of water and start early.

This trail can turn into an epic if you ignore the excessive heat warnings. It's quite challenging, especially if you don't carry sufficient water, at least 3 litters per person,can't stress this enough!! Probably best in the spring and fall, avoid summer.

Left at 6am, got to the top at 8am. Gorgeous views, hiking above the clouds in San Diego is quite a treat. Went through 100oz of water. Watch out for the heat. We were back by 10:30am and it was hot!

Beautiful excursion, gorgeous scenery, easy and tiring path, the only negative thing being too high temperatures this season. I recommend bringing water.

This is an amazing hike- very challenging especially in the heat. I have hiked this guy about 6 times now and I always think I have it mastered but just when you think " hey I got this" then el cap bites back!! Seriously tho being at least 100 oz water and snacks salty and I think the best tip I would give is a really simple one: BE MENTALLY PREPARED for this hike it is long and can be demoralizing at times but hey that's what it is all about!

excellent workout, extremely hard hike. we went very early and on the way back my dog almost couldn't finish. Bring lots and lots of water.

hiking
2 months ago

Super rough hike. Bring plenty of water and start early. I think I'll only be doing this hike in the cooler months.