Hawkins Peak Climber's Log

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colingregory - Jun 8, 2020 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2020

Dayhike  Sucess!

Combined with Pickett on a windy day, views were fantastic but the wind sure was annoying. Luckily we could hide behind the large tower on top of Hawkins for a break.

Gdavis - May 23, 2020 10:53 pm

Re: Fun fall hike

Appears to be a coms repeater (cell site?), agreed the view would be even nicer if the summit didn't have all these antennas and solar arrays!

Gdavis - May 23, 2020 10:41 pm

Did the 4,000'+ version, had a blast

Started at charity valley trailhead (right before Grover hot springs SP), walked along CV trail then after 1/4 mi beelined up the righthand ridge and past the "castle" crag block that overlooks hot springs valley. Shaved a few miles off going this way. On the way down summited a smaller peak to the SW (nice granite class 3+), then down-climbed, following hot springs Creek skipping Burnside lake completely and back into HS valley to return.


davidsanger - Sep 16, 2018 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2018

day hike  Sucess!

Day hike from the Bay Area. Parked at the gate and walked the road, then x-country.


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 10:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2016

Second attempt  Sucess!

After being chased off the mountain earlier in the year by a thunderstorm, I was glad to make it on this try. We took the fire road up, so while it wasn't the most interesting route it was a gorgeous day and we saw only a handful of other people.


WayneFry - Jan 25, 2015 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jan 24, 2015

Hawkins/Pickett  Sucess!

Climbed the north face and descended to the west. Enjoyable view from the top. Spent about 30 minutes just taking in the sights.

trexkerry - Jan 19, 2014 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014

With Pickett from 88/89 Junction  Sucess!

Figured the lack of snow would allow for a winter ascent using the service road - started at the 88/89 junction, followed service road most of the way before breaking off for the final ascent up Hawkins. Then followed ridgeline over towards Pickett, looked quite difficult from far away but pretty easy class 3 climb. Cross country through forest to hook back up with service road after Pickett. Only needed snowshoes for about 20 minutes while on descent from Hawkins on NW facing slope towards Pickett. After than hiking boots were fine. Used microspikes on service road as warm daytime temps led to lots of ice in the early evening chill. Trip report is HERE.

Jonodo - Oct 20, 2013 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013

Great Fall Hike  Sucess!

Hike Hawkins along with Pickett on a beautiful fall day. The colors were great in the Hope Valley and temps were perfect. We started from the wrong trailhead but everything was fine with a little more cross-country.


AceSierra - Aug 8, 2013 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012

Windy!  Sucess!

About 4 billion MPH winds on the top, whipping through the hideous communication tower. Some toolbag ruined the Hawkins rock by etching something very close to the Hawkins sig. But still cool to see that old etching.


bryangast - Nov 20, 2010 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

Fun fall hike  Sucess!

Summit was disappointing with a bunch of "construction" stuff on top.

bradb - Jul 10, 2010 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2010

Hawkinsand Pickett  Sucess!

Climbed Hawkins from FR019 traversed over to Pickett. Then bushwacked down the west slopes back to FR019.


hgrapid - Jun 27, 2010 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

Hawkins and Pickett  Sucess!

Did Pickett first. Hawkins next. Snow just below the summit block made it tricky. Some of our group wasn't able to make it up.


fedak - Jun 21, 2010 1:58 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

with Pickett, from Burnside Road (2x)  Sucess!

From Burnside road near the Burnside Mine/Creek turnout.
Hit Hawkins first and then Pickett. Small snowfield traverse needed on Hawkins which should be avoidable in a week or two.
Saw a bear on the slopes of Hawkins on the ascent.

Pics and trip report: here.

mrchad9 - Jun 13, 2010 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2011

Winter trip, 2x  Sucess!

First trip on Oct 13, 2007. Spent the morning on Mount Patterson and drove here in the afternoon. The gate was open to the jeep road from Burnside Lake Road, so drove up to within 400 feet of the top. Short, pleasant hike from there.

Second trip January 16, 2011. Cloud level was 9500 feet in the morning, but almost 100% sunny by the time I made the top. Good snow conditions, and up Pickett on the way. Nice full day for a winter outing.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Jul 15, 2009 11:49 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008

Road Hike  Sucess!

Hiked the road with Dean. Nice hike, but the altitude slowed me down a bit.


fedak - Jul 3, 2009 11:12 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

From Burnside  Sucess!

Quick afternoon summer hike. Liked the Pickett summit better than Hawkins (but Hawkins had the superior view)

Pics are here


Noondueler - Nov 4, 2008 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 1997

Hiked it in the morning  Sucess!

Did Red Lake Peak after lunch

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 13, 2008 1:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2008

Forest Road 19A  Sucess!

2 h roundtrip.

Ryan Burd

Ryan Burd - Jul 4, 2008 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2008

From the gate  Sucess!

With Dad, below. Didn't like the loose talus on the east side, nearly took my leg off. Dad left me while he went over to tag Pickett. Isn't child abandonment a crime?


Dean - Jun 24, 2008 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008

From the gate  Sucess!

A nice hike of about 4 1/2 miles with close to 2000 feet of elevation gain. We went up the north side and left via the east.
No register found but did note a couple of witness benchmarks. The main benchmark was not present. ??? Nice viewpoint. My hiking companion was Dennis Poulin. After this one, we headed over to do Round Top.

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