San Jacinto Peak Climber's Log

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bdreese2 - Jan 31, 2021 5:40 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2016

CA Vacation  Sucess!


technicolorNH - Nov 11, 2020 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2020

Marion Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Took a solid 4.5 hours to attain the summit, although I missed the intersection where the trail goes left and continued straight up towards Marion for a bit. Two helpful chaps let me know I was off the trail I wanted so with a bit of bushwhacking I corrected my path but that did waste some time. Six inches of snow at the TH and considerably more on top, but four or five people had broken trail to the final junction .3 miles from the summit. I gave my headlamp to two much younger hikers who really wanted to go for it, but were only going to get back to Round Valley CG before full dark.


YEM - Jul 27, 2020 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2020

My Wife's First Summit!!  Sucess!

Camped at Strawberry and circumnavigated the peak the following day. The wife got a bit of altitude sickness, but enjoyed the trip nonetheless. I have to say I was impressed with the variety of scenery and the prominence of the peak over Palm Springs. I usually have to drive much farther than 2 hours to find alpine scenery, but Jacinto delivered!

Scott Pierce

Scott Pierce - Jul 5, 2020 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2011

Full day hike  Sucess!

On the trail. Most of a day.

Outlaw - Sep 10, 2018 2:38 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2018

Cactus to Clouds (Outlaw Trail)  Sucess!

Exciting hiking in varied terrain, from desert to alpine, phenomenal views throughout. Started at 2:45am, summited at 2:45pm totally exhausted and happy to have no more uphill. Took a well deserved tram ride down. Shoutout to my Aunt for getting this stellar, test-piece of a hike nicknamed after her!

Outlaw - Sep 10, 2018 2:31 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2018

Fuller Ridge to San Jacinto Peak  Sucess!

A prominent ridge with beautiful views the whole way. Mostly gradual incline, sustained over a solid amount of mileage. Very well maintained trail, highly recommend


BooRadley - Jul 20, 2018 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2018

San Jacinto Peak  Sucess!

Someone stole the sign!


eferesen - Jun 25, 2018 11:14 am Date Climbed: May 5, 2018

Marion Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Perfect day to hike. The place was packed with people at the summit. Marion Mountain trail was pretty and hardly any hikers


harbor - Apr 1, 2018 9:11 am Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2018

From tram  Sucess!

Took tram up in the AM - hiked most of the afternoon up to the peak and back. Still plenty of snow from Round Valley to Wellman's Divide. Great hike & summit area is sweet.

Snowman of Annapurna

Snowman of Annapurna - Jan 7, 2018 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2018

Humber Park (no snow)  Sucess!

Long day, high winds at summit. Beautiful sunset coming down


wdimpfl - Dec 23, 2017 1:21 am Date Climbed: May 20, 1986

Long hike from Humber Park  Sucess!

This was my birthday. I decided to take some time for myself. I was strong from commuting daily on by bicycle (25 mile round trip), which I had become accustomed to for the past several years. On that day I drove from LA to Humber Park above Idlewild and hiked quickly to the summit and back to the car (15.3 miles, 4806 ft elevation gain), and drove back home.


McCannster - Dec 20, 2017 9:50 am Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2017

CA County HP #30  Sucess!

Long anticipated summit, lived up to its expectations. Via Round Valley since I didn't have time for Snow Creek or CtC.


wanderweg83 - Nov 20, 2017 8:53 am Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2017

Seizing the day  Sucess!

Myself and 2 coworkers went up the tramway and then hiked up to the peak. What an incredible hike! Beautiful views at every turn, and a nice, easy trail to the summit. The elevation gain of 2,400 feet was spread fairly evenly across 5 + miles of trail. Trail markers are not the most accurate. Maps say 5.8 miles from the tramway to the summit, trail markers say 5.5, and my Garmin says 5.15.

T. White

T. White - Nov 5, 2017 4:19 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013

Finally did this one  Sucess!

This peak was on my list for a long while. Took the tram up and then hiked to/from without a hitch.

There were *many* people at the summit on a weekend. Yeesh. Views from the top were as expected, but it was unreal to see ranges all the way to the Mexican border from a stretch of the trail just below.

T. White

T. White - Nov 5, 2017 4:16 am

Re: round valley

Hard to "preserve the wilderness experience" when the summit is absolutely swarming with people!


Jonodo - Aug 5, 2017 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2017

From the tram  Sucess!

Hiked with Brendan (barely 11 yrs old). Great views. Tram was closed prior day due to the thunderstorms in the area.


missymtngirl - May 15, 2017 5:55 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2017

Training Hike  Sucess!

There were patches of snow pretty early on from the start of the hike about 2 miles into it. No yack tracks were necessary....I summitted in waterproof hiking boots. Some sections are blocked by snow and a little tricky to navigate. There was snow and some icy sections near the last .3 miles to the top.

Pretty moderate to heavy traffic early in the day. Our tram left at 12:00 noon so we were some of the last to summit. Lots of people summiting this day.

The weather was beautiful, nice and sunny, not too cold or windy. I had 2 layers, beanie, yoga pants, and gloves and I was warm while hiking. I had my down jacket for the resting stops.

My partner got altitude sickness on the way down.

I recommend the food at the bar if you take the tram including the salmon appi and the portabella mushroom, brie & candied apricot pizza.

All in all, a great training hike!


orbitor - Mar 27, 2017 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2014

Spring Ascent 2014  Sucess!

Snow loop from the tram, up Sid Davis to Jacinto, down the ridge to Jean and then Shirley, descent to Wellman Divide and back to tram via the regular trail.


orbitor - Mar 27, 2017 2:42 pm Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2014

Winter Ascent 2014  Sucess!

From Humber Park via Devil's Slide, Strawberry Junction and Wellman Divide.

utclimber - Dec 12, 2016 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2016

Devil's Slide Trail  Sucess!

Mid-December hike from Humber Park, with 6-12 inches of snow on most of the trail. Took about 3.5 hours up, and 6.5 hours round trip. My 32nd ultra prominence peak.

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