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San Gorgonio Peak

 16 votes

16.3 Miles 26.3 Kilometers

 

69% 

Runnable

95%

Singletrack

5,484' 1,672 m

Ascent

-5,484' -1,671 m

Descent

11,492' 3,503 m

High

6,091' 1,856 m

Low

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

56%

Max Grade (29°)

All Clear

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The shortest and steepest route to the summit of Mt. San Gorgonio.

Justin Johnsen

Overview

Adventure Pass Required $5/day or $30/year. Interagency Passes also accepted.

Also, a Wilderness Permit is required - this is a very popular trail, especially on summer weekends. It is suggested you request your permit in advance. Wilderness Permit applications are accepted up to 90 days in advance of your trip. Learn more here.
Gain one of San Bernardino National Forest's most beautiful peaks on this awesome run. Though difficult, the views from the top make it well worth the journey.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

The trailhead is reached by turning east off Highway 38 to Forest Falls. Continue through Forest Falls to the top end (east end) of the Falls Picnic Area at the end of the road.

One and two-tenths miles from the trailhead is Vivian Creek Camp (7,100'). Campsites are located upslope to the right of the trail after reaching the stream: one is halfway up the slope, and the other is at the top of the slope (no camping within 200 feet of the trail or creek). One and three-tenths miles from Vivian Creek Camp is Halfway Camp (8,100').

Water is obtained from the creek 200 yards before camp. Two and three-tenths miles further is High Creek Camp (water available - 9,200'). The summit of San Gorgonio (11,499') is 3 miles beyond High Creek. Turn right onto San Bernardino Peak Trail and finally gain the San Gorgonio summit. The upper end of this trail offers outstanding views of Yucaipa Ridge and Galena Peak, as well as sweeping panoramic views from the top of Mt. San Gorgonio.

History & Background

San Gorgonio is the highest peak in the San Bernardino National Forest rising to 11,502 feet.

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Aug 12, 2016
Perry Cortell
Good from Momyer-Alger Creek & down Vivian. Lots of water flowing in all the creeks as of 8/12/2016. 24mi — 7h 19m

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All Clear 20 hours ago
Dry: Good water available at mile 5 along stream crossing, otherwise streams mostly dry. Temps: 30s near peak & 50s most of climb
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Dave JM  
This trail is 18miles round trip. 20 hours ago

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