OCLB - Pop-Up San Mateo Peak Day Hike

  • Mon, January 10, 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • San Mateo Wilderness in the Santa Ana Mountains
  • 6


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San Mateo Peak Day Hike

January 10, 2022 starting at 9:30 AM

Trip Leader: Doug Cable E-Mail : dccable2@verizon.net

Next Week’s Last Minute DayHike

Next week’s last minute day hike will be this coming Monday, Jan 10th, to San Mateo Peak in the San Mateo Canyon Wilderness.

We will start at the true trailhead for the Morgan Trail on S Main Divide Road, at 09:30. It is best reached from I15. Drive up the 74 from Lake Elsinore, and S Main Divide Road will be the first left turn. The trailhead is 2.8 miles from the turn on the right and is well marked with a picnic table, and across the street from a spectacular view. There is a small dirt parking area but also street parking. A National Forest Adventure Pass or a National Park Pass is needed to park. Click here for a map of the trailhead parking lot.

The round-trip distance is 4.4 to 4.7 miles if we just go out and back. The peak is 3591’, the elevation gain is 950’. It will take about 2.5 hours. We will stay together as there are some tricky turns at the start. The views from the peak are spectacular. Depending on just how we feel at the peak, we can retrace our steps, or add about 1.5 miles to the total and do a loop.

This is Wilderness Area so no mountain bikes are allowed. Rattlesnakes are allowed but are probably dozing.

Wear sunscreen; bring a hat, plenty of water and a snack. Have your ten essentials.

Special COVID Related Requirements:

Participants must comply with the following requirements as a condition of registering for this event:

  1. I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the leader.
  2. I will maintain social distance (min. 6') and wear a face mask if social distancing is not possible
  3. I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
  4. I will contact trip leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event 

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

NOTE:  Due to COVID restrictions, please DO NOT show up for this hike unless you have completed a registration process here and have answered the required COVID questions. Also, do not bring any unregistered guests on this hike.


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