Morton Peak hike

Join Lori as she leads the group up Morton peak.  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). Also, plan to be out between 2-2.5 hours depending on your hiking ability.

She'll meet at the Millcreek Ranger Station at 7:40a, depart from there at 7:50a, and begin the hike from the trailhead leading up to Morton Peak at 8:00a.. If you already know where the trailhead is, you can meet her at  the trailhead at 8:00a.. 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 PeakMorton 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

    Thanks Lori for the hike today.
    Everyone have a very merry jolly holiday:)

    1 · December 23, 2013

  • Mike

    Good Hike ,someone tell me when is good to wear longjohns.

    December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good time.

    December 23, 2013

  • Lori B.

    Thanks everyone for coming. Hope your holidays are happy!

    December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent hike. Thanks Lori!

    1 · December 23, 2013

  • elena v.

    I am babysitting as of last night… I forgot to cancel until now..

    December 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to bed late. I might still go but not sure. Have fun, and Happy Holidays if I don't make it to the hike in the morning. :)

    December 23, 2013

  • Marianna

    Wish I could go! Have fun everyone!

    December 20, 2013

  • pam c.

    Actually my signup is for Kevin and Zoey! I have to go to work!

    December 19, 2013

    • Lori B.

      I was hoping you had the day off.

      December 20, 2013

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