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Well maintained trail. Good for a family hike

walking
22 hours ago

A lot of foot traffic and dogs

Had a late start, about 0930 approx.. I only made it to the junction of Half way camp and Vivian creek trail due to the person i brought wasn't conditioned for such an adventure. Still a great trek. Lots of beautiful views within just the first mile or so. The first mile really isn't that bad if you have decent endurance level. Keep in mind i carried only about 15 lbs in my pack. If you're going to bring a partner or group, I highly recommend them being in shape so they do not ruin or halt your Plans!

off road driving
2 days ago

Took Big Pine Flat Trail on a Friday evening and there wasn't much traffic, only saw a handful of people out there. It's a very easy trail that my stock-height Subaru Crosstrek handled just fine, there were maybe 3 spots where I had to take it slow. There are parts where the trail switches from dirt, to paved, then back again, but most is unpaved. I wouldn't take a sedan on this trail, but a 2wd truck or SUV with decent clearance should be just fine. This trail is fun, easy and there are some seriously stellar views, so go in the late afternoon/evening to catch the sunset!

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
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hiking
4 days ago

I began at Polique Canyon Road (2N09) at PCT. Hiked to base of Delamar Mountain, where PCT and Delamar Mountain Road intersects. At this point, utilized GPS to find the trail, hard to find. About a quarter of the way up you can start seeing the trail.

hiking
5 days ago

There is no visible trail at this location. Completely overgrown. 10’ of what might be a trail head is covered in trash. No where to go after that.

off road driving
5 days ago

fun very easy trail , great view

hiking
5 days ago

Nice views of the desert cities once you cross the PCT, and nice vistas to the south on the way back down the switchbacks. Lots of mosquitoes and flies once you're at Cedar Springs. 6.6 miles out and back.

Nice hike that oscillates between easygoing scenic wooded strolls and vertical treks up dusty switchbacks. The peak is a bit underwhelming and the lookout 2/3 the way up is better in my opinion.
I prefer the Cactus to Cloud hike up Mount San Jacinto next door.