Sitton Peak Truck Trail

HARD 58 reviews
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Sitton Peak Truck Trail is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2293 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The San Juan Loop Trailhead is located off Ortega Hwy (74) 3.6 miles south of the El Cariso Visitor Information Center and Fire Station or .5 miles north of Upper San Juan Campground. (from the Cleveland Natl Forest official website.)

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1 month ago

great hike. not really difficult but has a steep climb for maybe half mile before getting to the peak. the views are great.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Great hike. Good work out. Cloudy this morning but still a pretty hike. No real big uphills until the last .4 miles. Views up to are surprisingly nice. Don't forget to sign the summit log showing you made it.

2 months ago

Hands down awesome hike. Basically trail is hard but, anyone can do it I saw a family with there 2 little kids and they made it to the top. Great time to go is any season.

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4 months ago

Fairly easy hike, until the last 1/2 mile or so, which goes up to the peak.
The last 1/2 mile is steep and has loose rocks.
The view from the top is great!

4 months ago

Awesome view from the top, easy hike till the last mile to the very top.

5 months ago

6 months ago

I'd say it's fairly easy hike until you reach the end last 0.8 miles trekking poles will be needed. Beautiful 360 View once you arrive on top.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

Good hike, not too challenging, the last mile to the peak is a bit steep, the view is worth it.

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7 months ago

7 months ago

1/1/17
Great trail for running/training. Went up today with friends and two dogs. We left with numerous tics and fleas. Weather was chilly. Been here in the summer and don't recommend it. I never go anywhere in Cleveland national forest in the summer because everything seems hot and dry.

hiking
8 months ago

12/10/16: Adventure pass needed. No permit needed for the hike; however, if you're backpacking then you'll need a permit. A few steps in and you'll see a box requiring you to fill out your info for visitor tracking purposes. The parking lot is on your right hand side and across the street from a candy store. The parking lot is a good size so don't need to worry about getting a spot. Behind the store to the right is the head of the trail. The trail is partially maintained and still visible; although it can be easy to lose your way. Wear pants and long sleeves because there are a lot of brush. At each split in the trail there are signs guiding you to the peak. Trekking poles are helpful especially the last mile before the peak which is where the scrambling comes starts. If you collapse your trekking poles it's helpful for scrambling or use your hands. White ribbons are tied to the bushes to help guide your way. The sitton peak sign is missing. Views are amazing and rewarding.