Bear Ridge and Sitton Peak Loop Trail

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Bear Ridge and Sitton Peak Loop Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2080 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

rocky

washed out

no shade

trail running
3 days ago

The amount of washout led to an interesting straddling of the trail in multiple areas. Didn’t see anyone else on the trail (Tue 12-3p). Last climb to summit is slightly overgrown and has potential to get off route. Summit has a nice view of the coast.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a moderate to strenuous hike that took 4.5 hours including a 15 minute rest at the top. I started out at 7.40am to beat the heat. It was 60F starting and when I got back it 97F. I took 1.5 liters of water with me and ran out over the last mile even though the trail has shade in many places. Being Thanksgiving it was deserted bar a pleasant young lady and her two dogs at the peak itself. I signed my name in the UGS marker travel log at the peak. The last half mile was very steep and the trail was hard, in poor condition and not well marked. Coming down I went wrong and had to back track to the peak itself.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Always a good hike, especially the last 1/2 mile. Nice day to hike.

4 months ago

The last half mile or so to the peak is a real kicker, but the otherwise easy, meandering trail and phenomenal view at the top makes this hike more than worth it. Don't forget to sign the summit register at the top!

trail running
8 months ago

awesome trail! you can run the whole thing... and great view from the top!

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