Northwest Route

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California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hike, some scramble
Time Required:
Half a day
Hike, some class 2

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Northwest Route
Created On: Oct 14, 2005
Last Edited On: Oct 14, 2005


From the 91 freeway heading eastbound from Orange County, exit Coal Canyon Road and make a left (South) at the stop sign. From here continue past the hard hat section of the cement factory and make a left up the dirt road. From here park in the parking on the left hand side. From the parking lot, walk in a southeast direction where a prominent ridge begins. This is where the trailhead is located.

Route Description

Follow the ridge until you reach the highest hill in the vicinity. From this point go East to reach Main Divide Road. This is the bushwacking section of the trail as you climb a steep hill towards the road. Upon reaching Main Divide road make a left (south) and continue until the summit is reached. The most spectacular viewpoint on this trail is when the west ridge of Sierra Peak is reached. At this point you will be given a wonderful view of Black Star Canyon and neighboring Pleasants Peak, alongside with the Main Divide of the Santa Ana Mountains. Continue in a east bound direction until the summit is reached.

Essential Gear

Hiking boots, water, some snacks and last but not least a camera.

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Northwest Route

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