Pine, Lion, & Pyramid Mtns. 13 miles 3,000' or so. San Jacintos

  • June 8, 2013 · 8:30 AM


Another beautiful San Jacinto hike along the Desert Divide trail. We'll start off hiking up the Morris Ranch road with about a 1400' gain that is gently graded up
to the PCT. Once we hit the PCT we'll head over Lion mountain, hike on up to that & check out the views overlooking the Santa Rosas.

Then head back down to the PCT, bag Pyramid & then continue on to do some fun cross country to hit Pine Mountain with some rock scrambling to get to the top.
The trip to Pine Mountain is an excellent outing along a particular wild & wonderful section of the San Jacinto Range known as the Desert Divide. From up here you can see the mountains separate from the valleys & extend along a prominent ridge that produce stunning vistas.
The first part heading up to Pine is covered with a huge Manzanita field.

Sometimes there's a trail, sometimes not! You may want to wear long pants. :)

 

Plan on an all day event!

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  • John

    This hike was more rock scrambling and bush whacking then I've done before. It was a good learning experience and a lot of fun. Rod thanks for setting this up

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • Jessie

    Fun, Fun,Fun had a great time felt like a kid again. The views were beautiful. It was nice seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Just love the outdoors. Thanks Rod for setting up the hike.

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • Cee-Mobile Spa Dreams E.

    Great and fun hike with everyone! Loved the views and enjoyed a little bit of rock scrambling and trail finding up Lion Mt.! Thanks Rod for organizing this hike! See you all on another fun adventure on the trails soon!

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • Muku

    Enjoyed trail finding, bush whacking, rock scrambling! .....Rod, you haven't changed at all..... It was a fun hike with fun people :o)

    2 · June 8, 2013

  • Ana-Lisa

    Love, love loved this hike. Seeing old and new friends. And of course the post hike grub was yums. Til the next one!

    2 · June 8, 2013

  • Arun

    Thanks Rod! My first hike with the group and I had a great time! I hope to see you guys soon! -Rod, Next time we have a post hike meal, were getting burgers with eggs on them!

    1 · June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Rod for organizing this hike. Unfortunately I wasn't in the best of shape to finish the hike. My loss : (

    June 8, 2013

  • Keith M.

    Awesome hike. Hot as blazes but very scenic with varied terrain. It was great to see everyone again and meet many new friends. Thank you for organizing Rod and a good post hike meal.

    2 · June 8, 2013

  • VINCENT V.

    Great hike. It hard to undue from my memory.

    3 · June 8, 2013

  • Arun

    I can drive and fit up to 3 others. I'm in Anaheim... Let me know if you need a ride.

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Arun

      We'll meet at the Orange Park N Ride @ 6:15. Its just South West of Lincoln & The 55. If your heading north on the 55 exit Nohl Ranch/Lincoln, Go left on Santaigo Blvd, Left on Lincoln, Left on Tustin. The Park & Ride is 500 ft down on your left.

      1 · June 7, 2013

    • VINCENT V.

      Okedoke, thanks Arum. See you at 6:15

      June 7, 2013

  • VINCENT V.

    Woohoo! Keith which boss?

    1 · June 7, 2013

    • Keith M.

      ha Ha Vincent! Its true, I have a few! lol It will be so great to see everyone!

      June 7, 2013

  • Jessie

    Yeah! Keith going.

    1 · June 7, 2013

    • Keith M.

      I begged my boss for the day off and he gave in! Yeah!

      June 7, 2013

  • Keith M.

    I begged my boss for the day off and he gave in! Yeah!

    June 7, 2013

  • barry m.

    Rod; am going to do Cucamonga...little closer....still need to give you your coffee mug

    June 7, 2013

  • Todd

    I can take 1 or 2 people if anyone wants to meet in the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo area

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rod, what the weather be like? I need to figure out how much H2O to bring !!

    June 6, 2013

  • Ana-Lisa

    Can I please get added if anyone drops?

    June 3, 2013

  • Stella

    Is there anyone I can carpool with?

    June 4, 2013

    • VINCENT V.

      Stella, stop screaming! and look right below this comment, Arum said "I can drive and fit up to 3 others. I'm in Anaheim... Let me know if you need a ride". :)

      June 5, 2013

    • Arun

      I have a spot or 2 left, leaving from anaheim. Let me know.

      June 5, 2013

  • Renuka

    My work schedule changed.

    June 5, 2013

  • Cee-Mobile Spa Dreams E.

    Hi Rod, may I please be added too if someone drops or if you have room for one more on this hike, please? :) Would also like to carpool from the North OC if I make it to the going list:). Thank you!!!

    June 5, 2013

  • Viorica

    I'd like to carpool from irvine area, if anyone has a spot available please let me know!

    June 4, 2013

  • Viorica

    Hi Rod, may i join the hike if someone drops off? thx!

    June 4, 2013

  • julie s.

    I'm sorry I need to back out. I did not see the entire directions before I signed up and did not realize it is 2 hours away and I have plans for that evening.

    June 4, 2013

  • laurie V.

    Sorry to miss this awesome hike. Got a family situation that requires me to be closer to home.

    June 3, 2013

  • Juan T.

    sorry guys I'm already doing a prior commitment with the meetup group. Enjoy your hike have a nice evening Juan.

    June 2, 2013

  • Kelly D.

    As much as I want to do this hike, I've got a bad case of poodle dog bush rash all over. Canceling all hikes until it's cleared up.

    June 2, 2013

    • Carrie

      It took a full month for mine to clear up.

      1 · June 2, 2013

    • Kelly D.

      Hi Carrie, sorry to hear you had this. It's weird how it took a week to show up and then just spread. Got an rx for cortisone lotion. Think it's helping a little...

      June 2, 2013

  • Jimbo

    I've decided to stick closer to home. Perhaps another day...Happy Trails

    June 2, 2013

  • Lupita

    Hi Rod
    What difficult level is this on the 1-3 scale?

    June 2, 2013

  • Micaela

    I'll have to do this another time. :/

    May 30, 2013

  • Jeff M

    I would like to carpool from OC PNR also

    May 20, 2013

  • Sina

    I'd like to carpool from OC as well.

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am coming from Arcadia and I will like to carpool as well . Will pay for gas and after hike drink!! Thanks.

    May 20, 2013

  • Kelly D.

    I'm interested in a carpool. Live in North OC.

    May 20, 2013

  • Terry

    A geologically fascinating area! Perhaps carpools can be arranged (I live in Riverside area)?

    May 19, 2013

  • Stella

    I'd like to carpool.

    May 17, 2013

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