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.
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!
On the trail. Most of a day.
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!
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
Someone stole the sign!
Perfect day to hike. The place was packed with people at the summit. Marion Mountain trail was pretty and hardly any hikers
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.
Long day, high winds at summit. Beautiful sunset coming down
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.
Long anticipated summit, lived up to its expectations. Via Round Valley since I didn't have time for Snow Creek or CtC.
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.
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.
Hard to "preserve the wilderness experience" when the summit is absolutely swarming with people!
Hiked with Brendan (barely 11 yrs old). Great views. Tram was closed prior day due to the thunderstorms in the area.
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!
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.
From Humber Park via Devil's Slide, Strawberry Junction and Wellman Divide.
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.