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Well maintained trail. Good for a family hike

walking
1 day 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!

loved it & very dog friendly.

hiking
3 days ago

This is an excellent day hike. There is nothing technical and the trail is extremely easy to follow. The first 2 1/2 miles are the most physically challenging part, with a 15% + grade. But by the time my body really started to feel the elevation, the grade relaxed and I locked my pace in all the way to the summit. Of course there are a few steep areas here and there, but they are spaced far apart and don't beat up your quads too bad at all.

Once you break out of the forested section, the view is nearly continuous all the way to the summit. The view at the summit is lackluster in comparison to the rest of the hike, so really enjoy that view during the climb and at "the bench".

I would compare this hike to Cucamonga via Icehouse Canyon. It is not as physically challenging imho, but the elevation challenge is of course much more significant. I absolutely loved this hike and I would probably do this very frequently if I lived close by.

hiking
4 days ago

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.

Great hike. Awesome views with lots of differing landscapes. I would highly recommend this hike to anyone showing an interest.