Red Tahquitz Climber's Log

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orbitor - Jan 28, 2013 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2012

From PCT via Devil's Slide  Sucess!

Headed to Red Tahquitz after summiting Tahquitz. Found use trail from PCT, followed it to the top. Entire day was foggy and windy, but the clouds parted for a brief minute or two, allowing us some nice views into Coachella Valley. Motored back to trailhead to beat forecasted unfavorable weather.


Wild - Dec 20, 2012 7:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2012

Twice in same day  Sucess!

Just below a lightning storm.. amazing!


SierraCJ - Sep 18, 2011 9:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Sweet hike!  Sucess!

Came up from Humber Park on a perfect day. Great view of Desert Divide. Will be back to camp out in near future.


cab - Aug 9, 2010 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010

From Tahquitz  Sucess!

Part of a 6-peak car shuttle loop including Tahquitz, South(well), Antsell, Apache, and Spitler.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Nov 30, 2009 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

Not new.  Sucess!

Nice walk off the trail, cool views.


Robb - Oct 26, 2009 7:58 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2009

Desert Divide  Sucess!

One of the peaks we bagged while approaching from the Fobes trail and leaving from the Devil's Slide. Camped about 1/2 mile to the east, and got this in the chilly morning with wind gusts. Great views!


norco17 - Jul 26, 2009 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

night summit  Sucess!

Took my sister on her first backpacking trip. Camped in little tahquitz valley and summited after dinner. We hit the top as the colors in the sky were disapearing. I want to go back in winter.

ADK - Feb 14, 2009 5:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2008

Up from Humber  Sucess!

Very enjoyable, saw no once else on the trail.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Jan 15, 2009 11:41 pm Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2008

From the PCT  Sucess!

With Tom Becht, below. Great day o' fun. Trip Report


bechtt - Dec 6, 2008 1:53 pm Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2008

Desert Divide  Sucess!

Quick hike from Tahquitz for the third of 7 peaks today. With Bob Burd


NavySeabee - Nov 3, 2008 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008

Pleasant Stroll Through the Pines  Sucess!

Nice stroll from Humber Park. The "climbers trail" is easier to follow than some maintained trails I have been on. Easy to spot if you are paying attention at all. Views were incredible before clouds and wind blew in.


mdougherty - Jun 24, 2008 3:30 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Devil's Slide/PCT  Sucess!

Did this one along with Tahquitz and South with a Sierra Club group. Nice day.

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - May 21, 2007 3:49 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

The Shakedown Cruise Continues...  Sucess!

Second peak of the day while doing a circuit on the Desert Divide. Came from the south via the Zen Center trailhead. Getting warm on the south side mid-morning. Ran into 3 people....mostly late PCT'ers. Off to tag Atsell....


banjobonch - Oct 18, 2006 9:46 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

Humber Park  Sucess!

Did with Tahquitz peak on a clear cool morning. No people till after Saddle Jct. on the way down.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Sep 17, 2006 4:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

Devil's Slide to PCT  Sucess!

Saw the cairns for the turnoff from the PCT, but did a little extra mileage on the PCT, so I wound up ascending from the east, scrambling up the ridge from the PCT at a point approximately northeast from Red Tahquitz. Summited Peak 8792 first before heading back east to Red Tahquitz. Descended back to the PCT the correct way via the trail from Red's summit and marked it on the GPS for future reference. The extra mileage made the whole day about 12.5 miles round trip.


kngalaric - Aug 9, 2006 4:01 am

From Devil's Slide and South Ridge  Sucess!

Both times I was staying at the lookout and/or going on volunteer lookout duty for Tahquitz Peak.


Blair - Jul 18, 2006 1:16 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2006

Great Day in the Mountains  Sucess!

Came up the South Ridge trail via Tahquitz peak, great view! Me and Greg sat on top around 1pm. PSB baby!


Deb - Sep 29, 2005 9:18 pm

Route Climbed: Devil's Slide/PCT Date Climbed: 28 Sept 2005  Sucess!

Since I hit Red Tahquitz in full blown (SoCal) winter conditions previously, I thought it only right to try it again while the trail was dry. Wellll, I skirted around further east on the PCT and found myself bushwacking across the mid-section of Red Tahquitz at about 8500' and doing some fun 3rd/4th classy stuff to the summit. I'll call this the East Slope Direct. Not much sign of human footprints unless he/she was under 4' considering the low hanging branches and brush.

Decent view of several fires raging in all directions of SoCal.


WRGruener - Jan 17, 2005 4:53 pm

Route Climbed: Devils Slide Date Climbed: The 70's

Climbed somewhere with my yahoo dirt biking (not mountain biking) friends. I was suprised to make it where ever we ended up, one of the guys asked if there were any fu#king down hills on the way up Devils Slide. Anyway we all fell asleep somewhere on the rocks near the peak and ended up hiking down in the dark.

Rinat Shagisultanov

Rinat Shagisultanov - May 3, 2004 5:26 pm

Route Climbed: Devil's Slide to PCT Date Climbed: 03-May-2004  Sucess!

Hiked as a part of the loop in this area with my 7 yr old son. this loop is ~11 ml according to GPS. It was warm (~70F) and the snow has almost gone from the trails. We returned via Tahquitz Valley branch to Saddle Junction. TValley is a beatiful area indeed and it is worth hiking through it in spring. On the funny side, I met 2 PCT-hikers whom I saw a week ago in Mount Laguna USPS office: it took them a while to get to San Jacinto area.

In general, the RT is a good hike in a great area, thought I would prefer to do the cross-country traverse across peak 8792 to be on adventure side.

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