Tahquitz Peak Climber's Log

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StartingOver

StartingOver - Nov 14, 2016 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2016

Via South Ridge Trail  Sucess!

Fabulous views, gorgeous forests, and solitude -- at least on the way up. What's not to like? One note of caution: The dirt road was very rough and I got a flat tire in my low clearance vehicle. I didn't see any notes on the poor quality of the road in any of the guides I checked, so thought I'd mention it.

T. White

T. White - Nov 3, 2017 12:13 am

Re: Via South Ridge Trail

This is good to know. I'm planning on visiting Tahquitz soon and there's nothing like a flat tire to put a damper on one's hiking spirits...

Fairweather

Fairweather - Feb 15, 2016 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2016

South Ridge Trail  Sucess!

Originally started at Humber Park, but were turned back by the hard snow & ice. Then drove to the South Ridge Trail Head (which has a locked gate about a mile before it). Still plenty of hard snow, but without the steep slopes. Encountered a ranger who let us know we needed a permit, but let us go anyway (nice guy). With Larry & Carol.

Donno

Donno - Aug 17, 2013 6:45 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 1997

1997  Sucess!

May 1997: W/ Peter & Rahil
May 2014: bushwhacked and scrambled solo from Lily Rock. 3hrs from Humber Park.
June 2015: 1.5hrs up the south ridge trail.
Aug 2017: with Jimmy before neck ADR

Trailboss88

Trailboss88 - Feb 1, 2013 8:35 pm Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2013

snow climb  Sucess!

Climbed up the drainage from Humber Park to intersect the snow-covered trail just north of the peak. Had to wear crampons for about half of the time. Returned via PCT and Devil's Slide trail and it was much faster.

orbitor

orbitor - Jan 28, 2013 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2012

From Devil's Slide  Sucess!

Didn't choose the best day for views, but fog and wind kept everyone except another group of hikers away. Really cold at summit, nonetheless the hike was enjoyable and get me the chance to test a new parka. Continued on PCT to Red Tahquitz.

norco17

norco17 - Nov 19, 2012 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2012

long day  Sucess!

Trail run from humber park to caramba camp then over to tahquitz. Met up with friends there and hiked to red tahquitz and back down devils slide. Saw a nice sized buck between saddle and laws camp. Nice long day.

iditarod81

iditarod81 - Sep 30, 2012 7:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Fun walk up  Sucess!

Did it on a lark after sleeping in until really late down in Idyllwild. Nice day, fun walk up.

sbkelley

sbkelley - Jun 5, 2012 4:07 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012

From PCT  Sucess!

Summitted near conclusion of a point-to-point backpack between Morris Ranch Rd and Idyllwild. Nice trail over from the PCT junction and a good way to finish the trip.

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Nov 6, 2011 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2011

Tahquitz Peak  Sucess!

I took the south ridge route. It rained a little and a storm hovered over San Jacinto all day.

echristensen

echristensen - Nov 1, 2011 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2010

Freezing Nov.2010  Sucess!

From Humber Park in the rain, drenched and cold by the summit. Still a great hike!

MBFN

MBFN - Oct 7, 2011 11:19 pm

MBFN  Sucess!

Hiked/climbed to the summit 5 times so far.

SierraCJ

SierraCJ - Sep 18, 2011 10:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2011

Crowded on top  Sucess!

Came up from Humber Park and did Red Tahquitz first. Must have been at least 20 to 30 people at the fire lookout. Great views from top.

HarlantheDog

HarlantheDog - Jul 18, 2011 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2010

Cold  Sucess!

Cold day. Luckily I have so much hair to keep me warm. The snow was too icy to frolic in. But it was a fun hike.

Fins129

Fins129 - Jul 18, 2011 4:26 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2010

New Year Eve.  Sucess!

Hiked the South Ridge Trail on a cold (teens) New Years Eve day. Hiked with Harlan.

harryquach

harryquach - Jun 2, 2011 12:15 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

Nice Spring Day  Sucess!

TR

Sgonzalez

Sgonzalez - Mar 22, 2011 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010

Hiking   Sucess!

Great climb to the peak, with sublime views to the West and South.

SierraCJ

SierraCJ - Feb 14, 2011 9:42 am Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2011

Devil's Slide Trail  Sucess!

Great hike from Humber Park. Some icy parts below Saddle Junction. 100% snow from Saddle Junction to summit. Great views from fire lookout of the San Jacintos and Santa Rosas. Future hike to Suicide Rock and Lily Rock.

GigaMike

GigaMike - Feb 7, 2011 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2007

From Humber Park  Sucess!

Nice hike wih great views. Via Humber Ppark TH.

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Nov 19, 2010 1:29 am Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2010

as part of the PCT  Sucess!

Did the 0.4 mile detour to the fire lookoout while hiking the PCT. Totally worth it.

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