Momyer to San Gorgonio is a 39.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Forest Falls, California that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 39.1 km Elevation Gain: 2,066 m Route Type: Out & Back

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river

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waterfall

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23 hours ago

Great trail. Camped at Saxton first night. Got up next day to summit San G and came back down to spend night at Dobb’s. Hiked out third day. Some trees down, but nothing problematic. Ran into snow at Dry Creek View and used spikes to cross -1/2 mile of deep snow (some postholing so be careful). Not many people on trail. Water at Alger, Falls Creek, just before Saxton, and last water at Plummer Meadows before summit. My distance was 29.3, but maybe that was because we camped.

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10 months ago

Beautiful hike that marries the terrain of San B and San G. My GPS recorded distance of 26.8 with gain of 7250'. Last water is Plummer creek so fill up as you will travel 8+mi to summit before returning. There's nothing difficult about the hike except the distance and altitude. Great training hike for Whitney. Bugs were reported by campers at Dobbs but we didn't encounter to many but brought the spray just in case. Signs were relatively straight forward.

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10 months ago

Hiked it yesterday. There was actually more shade along the trail than I expected maybe 60%. I thought it was a moderate, but it's actually hard. Best if used in the morning going up for coolness.

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10 months ago

Finished this yesterday in a two day trup. Beautiful hike this time of year! Lots of water in the streams and no snow to trudge through. Did it in two days and spent the night at Saxton Camp. Wear a hat and sunscreen.

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10 months ago

This was probably the most strenuous hike I’ve ever done. Either all uphill or all downhill without much of a respite. There was still some snow on the peak 3 weeks ago so mini spikes would have been helpful. Also, water is about 1/4 mile from the saxton campsite so fill up as much water as you can. Beautiful views are worth the effort.

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Mon Apr 01 2019

Hardest trail I’ve ever done. Beautiful. Actual mileage for me was about 30 miles.

Tue Dec 25 2018

This hike isn’t for the faint of heart. Very intense hike. The scenery is awesome but it’s a lot of work getting there. Not recommended for an amateur hiker. Go with someone that has experience.

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Sat Oct 27 2018

One of my favorite So-Cal hikes. I extended the trip into a 3-day. Camped at Saxton on day 1, summited around noon on day 2 and then continued east around the backside of the mountain down to Dry Lake, then back up to Dollar Lake Camp for night 2, exited back down Momyer day 3. I went in the middle of the week at the end of September and only saw a few people the whole 3 days. Very remote and secluded feeling, especially the backside of the mountain. You will need a Wilderness Permit for this one. Plenty of places to find water along the trail. Highly recommend.

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Mon Oct 22 2018

I have done this trail in the spring, summer and just this past weekend. The summer was miserable ... some long periods of no shade. Really enjoyed making this hike an overnight this past weekend, sleeping at the peak. There is not a lot of people on this trail (a couple now and then; only more crowded toward the top). You are climbing up the back side of the mountain. There are plenty of places to resupply your water (est 4, 6, 8 mile marks). There is a HUGE temperature change from the start to the peak (especially if you camp).

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Sat Mar 10 2018

My two Boys, Nephew, and Myself took Momyer Creek ( camped at Saxton) continued to San Gorgonio Peak and came down Vivian Creek Trail... it was an intense hike but very rewarding ... it was an overnight trip we went in July of 2016.

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Wed Aug 16 2017

This is the long route to San Gorgonio Summit, Vivian Creek being the popular and short one. Momyer though is hard, because of the distance, good training for more demanding hikes. There are a few campsites along the way and water sources. You'll need a permit to hike and camp. Altitude changes from 5500 ft at the parking lot to 11500 ft at the summit. Camp sites are Alger Creek, Dobbs, Saxton Camp at 8400 ft (last water source) and Dollar Lake Saddle at 10000 ft. Since this route is not as famous you'll have the trail for yourself. 13.5 miles each way. Good workout !

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