We started the hike at the end of the service road past Rancheria Trailhead. There is a locked gate blocking the rest of the road and we followed that until pass the creek just passed the downed tree across the road/trail. Once the creek is past, you can start heading east off trail meandering through the forest running into volcanic outcroppings. Once past that you curve around and head a little southeast until you come to the saddle between and unnamed peak and Hoffman. We then headed east to the top of Hoffman. It was a fairly easy hike with great views at the top.
With a bunch of Sierra Challenge buddies
A grand time with a host of great friends. Put up three new routes on the East Face: 'My Seniorita' (5.9) FA. Dave Daly and Mungeclimber, 'Strong Bad (5.8R) FA. Mungeclimber and NurseRatchet, 'Creamsicle' (5.7) FA John and Susan Godar
No rockclimbing, just peakbagging in the area. Trip Report.
Beautiful rock in a backcountry setting. A little bushwhacking on the hike up, but after a couple of trips up and back we started to discern the least-brushy path.
Short-ish approach, so we brought a fair amount of gear.