Episode 58 Los Pinos Peak Day Hike
May 4, 2010
In this episode Dave and I take a short day hike to the summit of Los Pinos Peak, the fourth highest summit in the Santa Ana Mountain range of Southern California
At a modest elevation of 4610 feet, it features a magnificent view over the southland. Eastward, views range out to the11500 foot Mt. San Gorgonio and toward San Jacinto’s 10,804 foot summit. To the South, Mt Palomar’s High Point can be seen as well as the lesser known peaks in Southeastern Riverside, inland San Diego and Anza Borrego. To the north; Mt. Baldy, Cucamonga Peak, Ontario Peak and Baden Powell’s summit from the San Gabriel Mountain Range stretch northward and finally, to the west, all of Orange County’s urban sprawl spreads out toward the Pacific Ocean. All of this visible from this short day hike to Los Pinos Peak in the Cleveland National Forest.
Along the way Dave and I meet two energetic trail runners and an avid mountain biker while on our adventure and take a quick tour of the Blue Jay Campground. I also shot a video of our adventure, check it out.
- Los Pinos Peak Geocache
- Cleveland National Forest Blue Jay Campground
- Mountain Bike Bill’s Los Pinos Trail
- Local Hikes Los Pinos Trail
- Saddleback Mountain Marathon – old site great info
- El Cariso Hot Shots