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San Gorgonio from Fish Creek

Hello Fellow Hikers,
San Gorgonio Mountain, also known locally as Mount San Gorgonio, or Old Greyback, is the highest peak in Southern California and the Transverse Ranges at 11,503 feet (3,506 m)
Spanish missionaries in the area during the early 17th century named the peak after Saint Gorgonius. Since it is the highest point in a region which is separated from higher peaks (e.g. in the Sierra Nevada) by relatively low terrain, San Gorgonio Mountain is one of the most topographically prominent peaks in the United States. It is ranked 7th among peaks in the 48 contiguous states and 18th overall. This route from Fish creek is the most gradual trek up to the peak but also the longest. I have a permit for 10 so would like to invite 9 fellow hikers to join me. This will not be a fast paced hike as we will have a long day ahead of us. From this route you will need to drive at least 8 miles on a bumpy dirt road this is one of the reasons (besides length) this route is less traveled. do not depend on water sources on this hike as it has only two areas close to the start of the hike that may or may not have water. This is one of those bucket list hikes and also part of the Peak Challenge. . I have attached the AllTrails link for directions, stats and photos…

Trail out and back
miles 19.2 (expect a 20 mile day)
Elevation gain 3687
Rated hard (not recommended for beginners)
Dogs (not recommended due to length and time)
Adventure Pass is required

This is a harder hike and poles are not required but highly recommended
snacks, electrolytes, water..prepare for a long day

We will always follow Jim’s Golden Rules:
1) Hike your own hike
2) Please stop at every junction and split to wait for others to catch up

Please remember to bring your face covering and all essentials you’ll need for a hike.

And last….The Organizer, Assistant Organizer and Event host in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a Event is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guess

We will have a meetup spot off 118 freeway and Kuehner ave at the strip mall across from the gas station so everyone can follow each other up or you can meet us at the trailhead I’ll be following the AllTrails directions to the trailhead. 4am meeting time it’s a long ride to the trailhead…..

June 07 2021


Date: June 7
Time: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fish Creek Trail 1W07

240 Forest Cir
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305 US

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Ventura County Day Hikes
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