San Gorgonio Climber's Log

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Scott Pierce

Scott Pierce - Jun 30, 2019 12:00 pm

Full Day  Sucess!

Hiked up with my son's San Clemente Boy Scout troop, as they prepared for Yosemite hikes and Mt. Whitney.

Full day and a good workout.


Moonknightca - Nov 10, 2018 8:54 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2018

Beautiful Day in November for this Utah Transplant  Sucess!

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!


bennovak - Aug 30, 2018 1:46 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 1999

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Day hike. Nice from what I rememeber

Jim6822 - Jul 5, 2018 10:57 pm

Re: Dobbs Creek variation

How long did that one take you ?


StartingOver - Jun 21, 2018 12:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2018

Via Vivian Creek  Sucess!

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.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 15, 2018 4:55 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2016

Red Tape  Sucess!

Lots of red tape for this peak...


wdimpfl - Dec 22, 2017 3:42 am Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1967

San Gorgonio  Sucess!

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.


kjlineman83 - Dec 17, 2017 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2014

2nd summit  Sucess!

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.


stoaX - Sep 18, 2017 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2017

finally got around to it  Sucess!

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.


apachedino - Aug 4, 2017 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2017

Vivian  Sucess!

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.

haha1 - Jul 29, 2017 11:25 pm

San Gorgonio  Sucess!

Long day with the HPS. Somebody was having their wedding on the summit. Something I wouldn't mind doing in my wedding.


birdhead - Jul 27, 2017 6:24 pm

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Sometime around 2000 or 2001??

Ben FR - Jul 17, 2017 12:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2017

Dobbs Creek variation  Sucess!

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.


orbitor - Mar 27, 2017 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2014

Winter Ascent 2014  Sucess!

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.

Snowman of Annapurna

Snowman of Annapurna - Jan 31, 2017 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2014

Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Great hike. Spent night at Halfway, then summited in the morning.


Simkin - Aug 23, 2016 7:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2015

In January it looks like alpinism  Sucess!

Here is the video:


socalpeakbagger - Jul 6, 2016 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

Vivan Creek Day Hike  Sucess!

Challenging day hike, overnight makes it a little more enjoyable and relaxed.


Lenny72 - Jul 1, 2016 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2016

Adventure 16 3-Peak Challenge!  Sucess!

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.


austinorville1 - Jun 18, 2016 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2016

nice 3 dayer  Sucess!

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..... - May 25, 2016 7:31 pm Date Climbed: May 22, 2016

Gorgonio via Vivian Creek  Sucess!

Awesome 11 hr day with Greg. Great weather. Permit was waiting at ranger station after a fax request a few days prior.

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