Was the first one in today. Trailforks ranks trails with a combination of user ratings and raw trail usage data from rides. The Sitton Peak Trail actually begins along the fire road not far past the Hot Springs inside Caspers. I have full hike directions for Sitton Peak on the site here. Trail Notes: From Four Corners, trail climbs west to the wilderness boundary then becomes Sitton Peak trail (7S09). Follow the trail as it begins to climb and contour around the peak. This California hike offers a more lengthy, challenging experience for our readers. The Sitton Peak Trail was a road once, too, and is called such once it passes out of the wilderness boundary. Sitton Peak Trail is a 9 mile less popular blue singletrack trail located near San Juan Capistrano California. Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 8:30 AM: Distance - 9.5 mileElevation Gain - 2150 feet of gainTime - 5 to 6 hoursWe begin this hike by taking the Bear Canyon Trail south from the Candy Store. Truly awesome hike. You will need an Adventurers Pass for parking. Friking awesome! On a clear day San Clemente and Catalina islands can be seen off the coast. Sitton peak is just over 3,200 feet in elevation and the hike is about 10 miles round trip with out doing the full loop. The very last portion of the trail opens up directly on to Double Peak Drive. At the pass, there are trails going up the peaks north and south, but these are not the ones I am heading to. If you came along the bear Ridge Trail, go straight across 'Four Corners' and you'll be on the truck trail. This will be an out and back. rini sugianto Located just south of Orange County, this peak quite suprisingly sees a little bit of traffic, especially on cooler days. The Bear Canyon Loop trailhead begins a few yards west of the candy store. 3.2/3.6 - 5 miles (Sitton Peak Trail). There is a big parking lot across the street from the store with a clean toilet nearby. Sitton Peak Truck Trail is a 10 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. You will need an Adventure Pass ($35 for an annual pass, $5 for a daily pass per vehicle) in order to park in the lot. The total mileage for this hike should be[masked] miles with approximately 2,000' of elevation gain. I was looking for a snow-free trail to do a combination of hiking and gentle running and that’s what I got. This multi-use trail can be used both directions. The trail was in great shape and normally you will see other hikers out on the trail because the hike to Sitton Peak is popular hiking trail with Orange County Hikers. Web Map Links: Peakfinder Panorama GeoHack Links CalTopo MyTopo Bing Maps Google Maps Open Street Map: Prominence No one wants to see your litter. 24 of us did the 10+ miles hike, started at 7:30am; met 2beautiful horses with owners on them.Thank you to John Santee, the lead and meetup Sunrise to Sunset Hiking group. The Sitton’s Gulch Trail is a newer but also popular trail, which runs along the bottom of the canyon. Here’s a closeup of that last trail marker for Sitton Peak. Be sure to kick off … The popular Colby Canyon route was closed in recent years after a rock flow mangled large portions of the trail, but, as of December 2014, the trail is open and in great condition. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. To get to the summit (which is small), there is a rock scramble of less than 0.5 miles. If you came up the Bear Canyon Trail, turn right and you'll see the old truck trail that heads uphill towards Sitton Peak. Starting as a single-track path, the trail later follows various double-track fire roads. You pass the gated start of the road on the way to the San Juan parking area. In total, this results in closure of 81.5 miles of trail (out of 760 open miles) and 54.5 miles of road. The hike is a moderate uphill with some level sections to catch your breath. Suite 200 Sitton Peak side trip: From Four Corners, this trail will be on your right hand side. Final stretch up is a good burner incline and very gradual incline before that. Peak Summited: 2020 Sitton Peak: Type of Hike: Day hike: Trailhead: San Juan: Hiking Companions: Hiked with a partner: Road Conditions: Road suitable for all vehicles: Bug Status: No bugs: Snow Conditions: Snow free: Trail Conditions: Trail in good condition CRS: 800-735-2922, Amazing 2nd Hike of my life today with my son - & 7401 The last part of the hike to Sitton Peak is the steepest, but is not too long. Sitton Peak Hikers can enjoy panoramic views of Southern Orange County coastal cities, including San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Dana Point, and Mission Viejo from top of Sitton Peak. Cleveland National Forest Beautiful 360 degree views at the top. There was plenty of parking when I arrived/finished and there weren’t many people on the trail. After the second trail marker, you head up a steep incline. Large parts of the hike have great views of the San Mateo Wilderness. Sitton Peak David Comerzan 909-482-0173 comerzan@verizon.net Ron Schrantz 714-995-8240 rschrantzsce@yahoo.com Join us for a day in the Santa Ana Mountains in the Cleveland National Forest west of Elsinore. Only negative is the ridiculous amount of TP left all along the trail and in huge amounts at the summit. I would label this portion of the trail as difficult. Dogs are also able to use this trail. It starts out fairly easy, almost feels like a fire road. Slow to moderate pace. Back Bay Loop Trail. Parking is located directly across the Ortega Oaks Candy Store in the San Juan Loop parking lot. There are no big, open views until a bit after mile 4. Be sure to get there early. Besides that it is a great hike. The trail persists of mostly coastal chaparral. Awesome trail with amazing views. At 3,273 feet above sea level, Sitton Peak has 360-degree views of the Cleveland National Forest, the expanse of the ocean, and Catalina Island on a clear day. All Rights Reserved, San Juan Loop Trailhead, Trabuco Canyon, CA, 92679, USA, hiking tricks and tips that I’ve learned over the years, what hiking gear works and what gear doesn’t, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Hikes, please erase and block them using your web browser. Overview Sitton Peak is located in the southern half of the Santa Ana Mountains in Southern California. I started on the trail from the Bear Canyon trailhead at about 9:10 am on Tuesday, 1/5/2020. Mellow elevation gain. Though not one of the higher peaks in the range, its summit provides excellent views out towards the Pacific Ocean (Catalina Island), the mountains of north San Diego, and great wintertime views of the higher San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountain ranges. Pretty decent signage. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Felt some dizziness and fainting at the top 10845 Rancho Bernardo Road Photo by Christopher Burdorf. Females please please please......PACK YOUR TOILET PAPER OUT WITH YOU! This was peak #2 for me in the 2021 SoCal Six-Pack-of-Peaks challenge. The best & most popular mountain biking trails in San Juan Capistrano. This peak is located in the Santa Ana Mountains in the Cleveland National Forest. SoCal Six-Pack of Peaks Challenger Steve does Volcan Mountain and found it a great trail run. They recently installed a new gate onto the fire road... Much easier to jump over. Great hike with a short rock scramble. The road leads directly to Double Peak Park that leads directly to Double Peak Park. Newport Beach The main route around Newport Back Bay is long -- about 10.5 miles -- but mostly even and level. SITTON’S GULCH TRAIL. With some of the higher Santa Ana peaks closed due to the recent fires Beautiful views. read more about your privacy and HikingGuy.com here. Mellow and great for running, well trafficked, very steep uphill at the end to get to the peak. Expansive views. The hike up was a fairly gentle climb on an excellent trail so the poles weren’t really needed for 95% of the hike. The trail climbs and winds around a couple of ridges for 1.25 miles to a marker for the Sitton Peak Trail. Bring a doggie bag along with your tp and use it to pick it up. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. You're at 'Four Corners', where five trails come together. Especially right at the peak. Bear Ridge Trail: This moderate hike of approximately 4.5 miles round trip takes you to the 90-foot-high Hemlock Falls without having to do a strenuous climb. The trail opens up to the old San Juan Springs rest area. The trail winds up the spines of the Santa Ana Mountains to the highest point in this area, Sitton Peak. It’s easy to miss this trailhead, so if the store is open, there’s no shame in asking about the trail location. Strawberry Peak, Mount Wilson, Mount Baldy (Mt San Antonio), Ontario Peak They have extended the closure of four formal trailheads and 23 informal trail access points, resulting in a larger closure of 23 trails and 19 roads. It’s true what they say, last bit is the toughest but once you’re up there you’ll know it was worth it. Really nice hike. The trail was lined with oak and the usual shapperal for the area but it was pleasant. Sitton Peak Truck Trail is a 16.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Elsinore, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Started @5:30am and got to the peak at 7:20ish to watch to suns magnificence expand for the day! Geez. The trail was very nice, well maintained, and had a good amount of shade. What Makes It Great Sitton Peak trail from wilderness boundary to the Lucas Canyon trail is 6.7 miles. Really mellow until literally the last 1/2 mile. This trail requires some scrambling and light bushwhacking up to the ridge. Would bring friends to do this with me next time #52hikechallenge #6packofpeaks. The 360-degree view from the 3,273-foot summit overlooks a wide area of the Cleveland National Forest. The elevation gain and distance makes this a good intermediate level hike. They are very grand and worth the climb to see. Super busy on a Saturday. This hike starts on the Bear Canyon Loop Trail, which takes us to the Verdugo Truck Trail, to the Sitton Peak Truck Trail. We were able to see Catalina Make sure to bring plenty of water. The last 0.4miles was pure inclines so it was the perfect #sufferfest ending that made the views so much more worth it! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The Hike: A local peak always sounds great, right?Find the Bear Canyon trailhead located behind the old -fashioned Candy Store off Ortega Highway. There are a few trees up on the ridge but little shade en route. At 3,273 feet above sea level, Sitton Peak has commanding 360 degree views of the Cleveland National Forest. The trailhead is located just off the windy road of Highway 74 next to a famous candy store. If you missed the turnoff to the hot springs and see this trail marker, you’ve gone too far. Hurray for Ochs Larry, up a very steep and uneven trail (maybe 60 degrees or more) to Sitton Peak, without a hiking stick; going down was more challenging. After one mile of mod On clear days, you can see the ocean and even Catalina Island. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Bring something to eat for the top when you go up, Moderate amount of people. 858-673-6180 It is on all road and trail. Once there, you are rewarded with the best views on this hike. Click here for larger-size photo. The first section of the trail is single track, but much of the […] Thanks for the apple and cranberry almonds Goes out to JR and Jim go me back on track. I would definitely hike this peak again! Awesome trail. Last .5 mile is basically straight up to the peak. Beautiful clear day! Great views ! 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