Drove out from Utah and hiked this biggie the day before a conference I had in San Diego. Great day for this hike. Not a cloud in the sky and you could fit all the snow on the mountain into a kindergarten classroom. My understanding is that cold weather is on the way next week so this will likely change to a Winter ascent very soon now. After going up the road/trail from the parking lot CROSS the river bed (don't go up the riverbed if you want to head towards the summit). Signs mark the trail on both banks. The other side of the river presents likely the steepest set a switchbacks of the day but it's all uphill all day long. I recall the trail being quite clear all day and I did the entire descent at night without issue (bring a light). There's a Register Box cemented into the summit. It was very cold up there with a stiff breeze. Puffy jacket highly recommended. I'm not in fighting shape right now (235 lb for 6'2") so the Round Trip took me 12 hours, walking at a "museum pace" at times during the ascent. Have great hikes everybody!
Day hike. Nice from what I rememeber
Long and hard for someone in only average shape (like me), but beautiful and well worth it. Finally made it to the top of SoCal 6 and half years after moving here.
Lots of red tape for this peak...
The date is approximate. This was one of the first trips of the UCI Mountaineering Club that Fred Rhoads and I started in 1967. Several of our club members (mostly women) hiked the long trail to the summit. Paul Gerhard, who had joined our club (to meet women), was among us. Paul was killed in 1968 in Nepal on the first American Dhaulagiri expedition (Boyd Everett expedition). I was impressed on his descent from the summit by running down the scree slope of the North Face of San Gorgonio.
took a new group for a summit attempt before mt whitney trip. great trip if you are looking for something challenging close to socal with some elevation gain. good prep for mt whitney for sure.
Got to the parking lot at 6:45am and it was already full. Parked in the lower lot for a different trail. Up and down in 7.5 hours - it was strenuous, fun and although there were a lot of hikers, the crowds thinned out after a while and it wasn't too bad on the trail.
I was surprised at how nice the trail was, well done on a mostly great gradient. The section after the 1st thousand ft was awesome, lush and with very large incense cedar and pondarosas, didnt expect that. Did San Antonio (Baldy) the day before via the North backbone trail. Ultra #41 and U.S. Super prominence (4,000+ ft vert) #72/142.
Long day with the HPS. Somebody was having their wedding on the summit. Something I wouldn't mind doing in my wedding.
Sometime around 2000 or 2001??
Started at Momyer Trailhead. Hiked up Mill Creek to Vivian Creek trailhead. Turned off the trail at the start of the Dobbs Ridge. Dobbs Ridge which was a long class 2 ridge. Connected to the San Bernardino Divide Trail near Jepson Peak and made my way to San G. Descent via Momyer seemed to take forever. Perfect weather, very little wind at the top.
How long did that one take you ?
Combination from South Fork: Poopout Hill, Zahniser and Gorgonio via Mineshaft Saddle and Sky High Trail. At the top there was a 5-gal beer keg hauled up by some very determined folks (!), so we were in for a treat.
Great hike. Spent night at Halfway, then summited in the morning.
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Challenging day hike, overnight makes it a little more enjoyable and relaxed.
Climbed this as part of the Adventure 16 3-Peak Challenge. I hiked Mount San Antonio, Mount San Gorgonio, and Mount San Jacinto in three days (nearly 41 miles). Very challenging! For this second peak, I camped at the San Gorgonio Family Campground (has showers!) and hiked up the Vivian Creek Trail. Super long, hot, and strenuous climb but was rewarded with an outstanding view from the top.
Went up with Nick D. Hiked the ridge all the way to san G. Grabbed Jepson, charlton, and little charlton on the way back. A couple IPA's had our names on them at camp so we hurried back. Only saw people up top the whole 3 days-perfectly executed lowkey mission. My sixth time on top of San G. was a good one. I'll be back soon.....
Awesome 11 hr day with Greg. Great weather. Permit was waiting at ranger station after a fax request a few days prior.
TH Vivian Creek nice 12 hour hike. Relaxed on summit for about