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Our first summer event will be a local climb to the highest peak in SoCal: San Gorgonio Mountain.

San Gorgonio Mountain - San Bernardino, California

Length: 18.4 miles • Summit: 11,503 feet • Elevation Gain: 5,423 feet


June 24-26, 2022

San Bernardino National Forest, Sand to Snow National Monument. Southern California’s tallest mountain at 11,503’. It is the 7th most topographically prominent peak in the 48 contiguous states. The mountain hosts the longest recorded line of sight in the contiguous United States; it is plainly visible from the summit of Mount Whitney, 190 miles away. Vivian Creek Trailhead – 6080 feet; High Creek Camp – 9230 feet; Summit – 11,503 feet.

Day 1

Vivian Creek Trailhead to High Creek Camp – 5.5 miles and 3150 feet in gain.

Day 2

High Creek Camp to the summit – 3.7 miles and 2273 feet in gain


We will climb Southern California’s tallest mountain for the first time on one of Trailmixer’s fundraising event hikes. This event is for our weekend warriors. Those that want to participate, but don’t have a lot of vacation time to take. On Friday June 24, we will gather in Redlands, CA and stay the night at a hotel to be determined soon. This will allow us an early start on Saturday the 25th, as we head out to the Vivian Creek trailhead in Forest Falls. Getting that early morning start, we will don our backpacks and hike up to High Creek Camp above 9000 feet. We should be in camp early enough to be able to have a relaxing afternoon at camp, and filter our water for the next day.


On Sunday the 26th, we will get up, leave camp behind, and hike the last 3.7 miles to the summit. After our summit celebration, we will head back to High Creek, break camp, and then head back down to the trailhead.  After a late afternoon dinner and party back in Redlands, possibly at one of the many craft breweries there, we will head on back to LA!


The hike is all class 1 on-trail hiking This event is permit restricted to 2 groups of 10 each, for a total maximum of 20 people.

Permits are free for this wilderness area. Other costs will be personal gear and food, plus the hotel on Friday night.

General Info: 

Required Gear:

  • 2-Day backpack, min. 50L

  • All typical backpacking gear, including sleeping gear, tent, cooking gear, appropriate clothing for temperature and weather conditions.

  • Sleeping bag, min of a 30° bag

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses

  • Personal water filter and containers

  • Bear canister


A more detailed gear list will be shared with all hikers as we get closer to the event.