Morton Peak

  • April 26, 2014 · 4:45 PM
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~6 mile out & back hike with ~1200' gain from Hwy 38 to Morton Peak near Mentone.

Payoffs include: panoramic views of the San Bernardino mountains, the Yucaipa Ridge, and the valleys around, and a nice conditioning workout. 

Due to distance, lack of cover, and elevation, this hike is rated: Moderate.

We will meet at 445p and begin hiking at 455.

An Adventure Pass is required to park at the parking area across the street if you can't get parking at the bottom of the trail. They are $5 for the day / $30 for a year. Click here to locate vendors near you:

With hike and breaks, we should be back to the cars around 815p. Make sure you bring a headlamp! Optional stop at Mill Creek afterwards.

Hiking best practice is to bring the 10 essentials. I will, and I recommend you do too. REI has a list here: I like to keep my pack as light as possible. I use this packing list for my day hike pack, which weighs very little even with food and water:

At the very least, you MUST bring: 1.5L water, snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Trekking poles are recommended. There is NO cover on this trail; be prepared.

Carpools are encouraged; use the comment section to coordinate rides & passes. If you aren't driving, please donate a few bucks to your driver's gas fund or provide the Adventure Pass.

Disclaimer: The organizer of this event is a volunteer and is not, nor makes any claims to being, an expert in guided outdoors activities. Hiking, backpacking, and other physical activities bear natural risks that cannot always be avoided, no matter how careful the planning or skillful the participant. By RSVPing “Yes,” you acknowledge the foregoing statements as true, and agree that you are of adequate fitness and health to engage in this activity safely and without undue risk to yourself or the group. Further, by enrolling in this activity, you fully and freely assume responsibility for your own safety as well as the safety of any guests, children, or pets you choose to bring, and release the Organizer(s) and from any liability related to your participation in this event.

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  • gail

    Thanks Michelle.

    2 · April 26, 2014

    • Michelle

      Thanks for coming out, Gail; it was great to meet you!

      April 27, 2014

  • Maurya H.

    So very sorry to cancel due to circumstances beyond my control. Have fun and see you guys soon!

    April 26, 2014

  • sc

    Sorry I had to cancel. Will try for another day hike opportunity from the group.

    April 25, 2014

  • Mari

    Hi, does anyone come from the East. I am temporarily living in Beaumont and would gladly buy someone's gas or snacks for a ride. This would be my first hike with the group, and I'm looking forward to getting started! Let me know.

    April 24, 2014

  • gail

    No problem, see you at 4:45

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • gail

    No problem, see you at 4:45

    April 21, 2014

  • gail

    What time do you plan on being at the trail head? I will meet you there.

    April 20, 2014

    • gail

      There is another meet up scheduled for Morton peak at 9 also. Can't remember which one. I too will arrive a little early to get a parking spot.

      April 21, 2014

    • Michelle

      I'm sorry, but I had to change the time of the meetup to occur in the evening instead, but on the plus side, we should get some great sunset views! I hope you can still make it.

      April 21, 2014

  • Eva

    Sorry it's my birthday and i am doing the mud run

    April 20, 2014

  • Whitney the window c.

    Parking pass is not needed for Morton Peak

    April 18, 2014

    • Michelle

      Yes, if you can park at the bottom of the fire road, you don't need a pass. If it is full and you have to park in the lot across the street, you need a pass. Thanks.

      April 19, 2014

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