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IronHikerCluttered  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2012


So many towers block the views across two counties. Two summits so far. One from Maple Springs Road, one from Holy Jim.
Posted Mar 3, 2015 4:15 pm

ScottWhitneyBoundVia the Holy Jim Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2015


Beautiful hike with a group of about 17 hikers, most of whom were named Rick! Windchill at the summit was about 30 degrees F...brrrrr!
Posted Feb 1, 2015 11:13 am

DonnoW/ Rob  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2014


Hiked up Holy Jim's trail in cool cloudy weather. 3:45 up and 2:45 down
Posted May 12, 2014 10:50 pm

mtneeringGain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2013


awesome vertical gain for So Cal
Posted Nov 8, 2013 3:46 pm

DonutPigLots of snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2012


Went up Holy Jim trail. Was surprised at how much snow there was. Defiantly was not expecting much snow in Orange County.
Posted Aug 4, 2013 11:35 am

Terry FazioHoly Jim Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2012

Terry Fazio

Hiked this trail before catching a flight home to Michigan in November. Beautiful on the way up, but fog rolled in the last hour. Visability at the summit was less than 20 feet. It was actually a little creepy. Will try this one again some other time when I'm in OC and will hopefully get the full view.
Posted Mar 31, 2013 12:47 pm

FletchLong time ago  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2005


old friends
Posted Nov 30, 2012 5:18 pm

LaronSweet Trail Run!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2008


Ran alone up the washout road and then up the Holy Jim Trail all the way up to the summit and back. Since I only had one bottle of water, I was super thirsty when I made it back to the parked car. Fantastic run!!!
Posted Sep 6, 2012 8:18 am

orbitorVia Holy Jim Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2010


Good winter hike while trying to beat a storm. Cold and windy summit.
Posted Apr 10, 2012 1:05 pm

toobspunkVia powerline Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2010
Took powerline ridge up. Halfway down Trabuco road. Park at the road that leads up to Santiago Truck trail. Veer right instead of dropping down to Joplin Trail. Lots of bushwacking required.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 6:50 pm

apachedinoTwin Peaks 50 Miler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011


Did it twice as part of the Twin Peaks Ultra. 52.5 miles 17,000 feet climbing 11:40, good enough for 8th place. Not bad for my 1st 50 miler.
Posted Oct 28, 2011 12:47 am

MValentineGreat Trail Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011


Recently did this two weekends in a row since it is so close being located in Orange County. On a clear day the views of the ocean are great.

First time I took the Holy Jim trail up with a friend then to the fire road. The trip was about 16 miles round trip which was perfect for a trail run the next weekend to be more of a challenge. For sure planning on taking my mountain bike up here soon!
Posted Oct 20, 2011 9:44 pm

SurfinPeakScienceHigh Pressure Visiblity   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011


Trail run from Holy Jim Trailhead...epic visibility on the summit! Palos Verdes to Dana Point, Catalina and San Clemente Islands, Downtown LA, Baldy, San G, San J and Palomar Observatory to the South!
Posted Oct 10, 2011 12:07 am

EnFuegoSolo Speed Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009


Did a solo trip from Holy Jim trail to Santiago Peak. Nothing extraordinary on this trip. Luckily for me, weather stayed cool with nice breeze most of day. Car to summit: 2hrs 28mins. Will mountain bike this trail next time.
Posted Jul 3, 2011 6:36 pm

hiker102Upper Holy Jim trail
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2009


Once again the forces of nature foiled our attempt to bag this 1733 meter peak!

For a full trip report with photos, you are welcome to visit my website: Peak Fever
Posted May 19, 2011 9:59 am

BeerGut1The first hike of the new year  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2011
Went up the holy Jim trail to the peak and also hit modjeska that day. Trabuco Creek Road was washed by recent rain and impassable had to start the hike about three mile from the actual trail head making for a long hike.
Posted Jan 24, 2011 9:59 pm

DundeelBedford TT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2010


Showers were in the area but they held off. Had a great meal at Good Fellas Cafe in Corona. CA P4k 2/16, CA cohp 16/58
Posted Dec 10, 2010 6:58 pm

Luciano136Holy Jim lower part - Road upper part  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2010


I never really made the time to hike to the top of this peak but finally did yesterday. Just over 3h to the top and just over 2.5h down. Went faster than expected. I couldn't immediately find the upper portion of the trail and took the fireroad for the remaining few miles to the top. Only saw 2 other people on the trail when I was almost back to the car. Beautiful day!
Posted Nov 18, 2010 1:58 pm

catalyst81Harding Truck Trail route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2009


Did this as training for Mt. Whitney. I think I'd rather do it via Holy Jim trail next time. My shoes were too small and my feet were dying by the time I finished.
Posted Oct 4, 2010 8:20 pm

DigglerGem in the rough  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2009


Whoda thunk there was such a great thing in the OC??? Gotta be one of the nicer things in this area :)

Felt extremely lucky that O'Neill Park had a campsite- couldn't find half the campgrounds shown in the atlas on the way from SD, & the one I did find & check out (San Mateo state park) charged $35/night- fuck that. Park ranger was nice & didn't charge me their standard $12 "processing" fee, so only paid $15- not TOO bad... Got in late, ~3.30 (which made it hard to get up in the morning).

Started up from parking area @ 11.23 (Holy Jim). Great conditions- fairly warm, but fortunately in the shade for much of the time. Great views on the way up. Summited @ 14.47. Walked around top, trying to enjoy summit- difficult, as constant humming from towers, plus presence of installations themselves (+trucks+workers...) distracting (views far from ideal, as clouds obscured them from SW to NW).

Left summit area ~15.15. Made good time down. Crickets & smells on descent wonderful. Back @ parking lot @ 17.45. Beat 2 guys back to parking lot that had actually started before I did, which was fun :) Great mountain & hike-great views on way up, wonderful foliage, creek, nice smells, ... highlight of this SoCal highpoint trip!
Posted Jun 4, 2010 2:07 pm

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