OverviewA little longer than the North Ridge, But a better, wider, easier, more even ascend on a fire road! A little tricky to start with. Once you get to the fire road the grade is easier.
Getting ThereFrom the Interstate 15 Fwy Take the CA 60 Fwy East about 8 Miles. Exit Valley Way! Turn Left, and then a quick left on Granite Hills Drive. Here you have 2 choices! (See Image)
1. Drive up Granite Hills Drive and turn right on Soto St. Park just before the curve ahead on the side of the street and head west, northwest to the water tower.
2. Drive past Soto St and park on Granite Hills Dr. close to the big advertisement billboard. You should see the water tower to the north. Head to the tower. *I rarely park here because I am not sure what the parking regulations are on Granite Hills Drive! I have parked here a few times and never been given a ticket so who knows!
Route DescriptionFrom the water tower head north and stay to the left till you reach the fire road. Its a little ways up the hill on the left. Continue up the fire road a couple miles to the summit.
Optionally you can take the red route!(Not recommended for the return trip as it can be hard on the knees!)
Essential GearDecent hiking shoes! The fire road though graded, can be a bit rocky in spots and thus I recommend a decent pair of sturdy hiking shoes or boots.
It gets pretty warm on the way up on most days and there is no water all the way up. So bring plenty of fluids.