OCLB -San Mateo Peak Day Hike - Moderate to Difficult

  • Sat, April 17, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • San Mateo Wilderness
  • 2


  • Day Hike

Registration is closed

Special COVID-19 Related Requirements:

Participants will meet the following expectations as a condition of registering for this event:

  1. I will follow state and local Covid advisories and cancel my participation if such guidance changes before the date of the event.

  2. I will bring and wear face coverings and agree to follow the state guidance in place as well as follow the directions of the Leader.

  3. I will maintain appropriate social distancing as recommended and follow the guidance of the Activity Leader

  4. I will bring my own face covering, water bottles, meals, eating utensils, and hand sanitizer  with 60% or greater alcohol content.

  5. I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19d

  6. I will contact Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID- 19 within 14 days of the event to support contact tracing.

   7.     I will wear a mask whenever social distancing is not possible and follow guidance of trip leader.

 ‘I Accept’ and will comply with these expectations as a condition of participating in this event”

San Mateo Peak Moderate to Difficult Day Hike

April 17, 2021 starting at 8:30 AM

GO is open!!

Registration in limited to 8 people because of Covid-19

San Mateo Peak - Wikipedia

Trip Leader: Doug Cable, e-mail dccable@verizon.net, cell phone 949-922-1452

in the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness in the Cleveland National Forest. It is the highest peak in the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness. Mountain bikes are not allowed in the Wilderness.

This hike will start from the Morgan Trail trailhead on S. Main Divide Rd overlooking Lake Elsinore at 8:30. 

The hike is described as moderate to difficult. It starts in a beautiful oak forest and tops at the peak where there are rocks to sit on. The basic hike is 4.7 miles out and back with 961 elevation gain/loss; but I hope to do a loop which will approximately double the mileage. If a party wishes, they can turn around at the peak and retrace their steps.

The trail is narrow and winding with loose rocks, and little cover from the sun, but good views and not crowded. Some of the return loop is on a horse trail.

We may get to see a rattlesnake.

Bring plenty of water, sturdy boots, sunscreen, lunch, a hat. For the ten essentials that hikers need to bring, please click here.

Carpooling is encouraged (for those who have been vaccinated) as the parking area is small, although there is road parking. An adventure pass  or a national park pass is probably required for parking. This is a scouting hike, as the trip leader has not done this trail before.

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