Lots of people, mainly PCT hikers (obviously!). Good views and easy ascent. Overall nice hike but watch for ticks! My wife swatted one off her pants and my daughter had one in her hair! Horror! Didn’t see any bites and we are remaining hopeful that we dodged the worst.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail. If u don’t have an SUV and have to walk the first part it will be 10 km in total. Took us three hours up and down. Definitely some scrambling. View is amazing. Lots of loose rocks on the way up that’s why I only rate 4 stars.

hiking
7 months ago

This hike has some beautiful views and is great if you’re looking to put some tough, leg-burning miles into your boots.

The first challenge is picking up the trail. There is basically no maintained trail from the road to the canyon where the trail really starts. We scrambled around the foothills for about an hour before finding the correct canyon.

After a short walk up the canyon, the route cuts up a very steep portion of the canyon’s western wall. This turn was easy to miss and the trail is barely perceptible in some parts. The gravely, cactus-y wash underfoot was pretty unstable and made for some hairy scrambling.

Once we made it to the ridge line, the trail became easier to follow, but the terrain underfoot remained very challenging, steep and narrow. At several points, a misstep in the crumbly wash could have meant a serious fall, injury or worse. We ended up turning around about halfway in.

Bring a lot of water and proper footwear for this one. I would not recommend doing it alone. I also would not want to descend in the dark, so leave plenty of daylight.

This trail is great if you’re looking for a long, rugged, somewhat daring ridge scramble. It rewards you with beautiful views and solitude, but is not for the faint of heart.

backpacking
7 months ago

Better views than Rabbit Peak! We took a different and much easier route up following the ridge to Villager and crossing over the ridge to Mile High Peak and then back.

hiking
8 months ago

Your typical Anza cactus fest. Amazing views at the top. This one is steep. Kinda like a longer San Ysidro Mtn.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Nice trail! But the branch off of the PCT to the top of the hill doesn't exist. You could bushwack it but it'd be a pain.

But this section of the PCT is beautiful! Well worth it!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

This hike started out on the PCT which while easy has beautiful views. There never was a real trail off the PCT to get to lookout mountain. My kids scrambled up what appeared to be a path but it wasn't. We have scrambled up other mountains before and enjoyed the challenge and views. This hike up to the lookout offered no better view than from the PCT trail. Instead I would recommend continuing on the PCT because around every corner is another breathtaking view.

hiking
Thursday, October 27, 2016

I hiked this with my brother it was really nice and easy but beautiful and interesting we actually went about 5 miles in so 10 miles round trip. we would do it again!

Friday, October 14, 2016

thru hiked the PCT 2016

hiking
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

This was a very enjoyable hike! I went south from the hwy 74 parking lot to table top mountain. It was not a strenuous hike, the biggest workout being from mile 148 up the hill on the way back northbound. That portion is relatively short though so shouldn't present a problem. There are great views southbound after you round lookout mountain shortly after starting the hike (approx 1km into the hike).

hiking
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Many PCTers know this already but if you are coming off of the south trail, the "continuing" trail to the north has been closed. There are signs at the head of the trail saying 10-12 miles in its closed off due to a fire. Since most folks hiking the pct are going down the road (left out of the south trail) to the dinner about a half a mile they will find out the new entrance to the north trail is about 3-4 miles down the road. Just a heads up for anyone trying to hike this section of the PCT. Happy hiking!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, March 25, 2015