Leavitt Peak

HARD 6 reviews
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Leavitt Peak is a 11.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Arnold, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,824 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
6 days ago

Hiked this two weeks ago. Snow patches along the way which made it more difficult without poles! Long hike but the views more than made up for it. Lots of pct folks along the way too.

hiking
15 days ago

All day hike with amazing views the whole way up. At the summit it is filled with butterflies in late June. Can see all the way to Yosemite. 360 views over the whole mountain range.

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

Life changing!

hiking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

A great high-elevation (11,572 ft.) hike mostly along the Pacific Crest Trail. A use trail can be found on the SE ridge which allows access to the summit. In late June, traveling this section of the PCT required a good deal of snow-travel, some on steep terrain where a slip could be bad. Hiking poles will keep you safely on your feet in the snow and help you ascend (and safely descend!) the steep scree near the summit. On the return trip, this route allows for (and almost requires) an exciting glissade or two.

In late June many people were traveling this section of the PCT, north from Mexico. None of them were making the quick side-trip to the summit. The use trail to the summit seemed to be only lightly used. The summit itself is fairly large and flat area, consisting of small talus, with steep drop-offs. No wind shelter or register exist on this summit.

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017