Weekday Morton Peak hike

As described by SummitPost, Morton Peak is a peak in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains that overlooks the Mentone, Redlands, and Yucaipa areas. Perched on top is a historic fire lookout which you can rent out and spend the night in. The views from the top on a clear day are tremendous including what may be the best view of Mill Creek Canyon. You also have great views of Keller and Slide Peaks which rise immediately to the north, San Bernardino Peak to the east, Mt. San Jacinto, Palomar Mountains, and the Crafton Hills to the south, Cucamonga Peak & Mt. Baldy to the west, not to mention the towns of Mentone, Yucaipa, Redlands, Highland, and San Bernardino.

Distance: Round Trip 6.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,344 feet

Considering the elevation gain, this is a STRENUOUS hike. So please be in a moderately decent shape for hiking and prepare for a good work-out. Bring enough water to drink (1-1.5 liters) and FLASHLIGHT/HEAD LAMP. Also, plan to be out between 2-2.5 hours depending on your hiking ability.

We'll meet at the Millcreek Ranger Station at 6:00p, depart from there at 6:05p, and begin the hike from the trailhead leading up to Morton Peak at 6:15p.. If you already know where the trailhead is, you can meet us there. Also, an Adventure Pass will not be necessary as long as we park in the area before the fire road starts.

If you have any questions, shoot me an email......Lori

Morton Peak Morton Peak Fire Lookout

If you bring a guest you must stay with them and are responsible for their safety

Disclaimer: The Organizer and Assistant Organizers 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 trip/meetup/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging you are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer and Assistant Organizers of the Palm Springs&Inland Empire Hiking Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice to see everyone and it's great to be hiking again.

    September 13, 2013

  • Julie

    Great night!

    September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a nice cool evening for a hike!

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there... Might be a little late

    September 12, 2013

  • Lori B.

    ok, see you there at 6!

    September 12, 2013

  • Tom K.

    I don't know where the trailhead is so I will meet at the ranger station.

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm at a meeting until 6p in Yucaipa and will be running late. So don't wait for me. I'll see you guys at the top.

    September 11, 2013

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