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Wilderness Crest Trail (Cucamonga Peak)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:08 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Sean made this trek and more back in April. He's the guy to talk to.

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Location: Aliso Viejo

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:17 am    Post subject: Trail from Joe Elliot Campground Reply with quote

I drove out to Joe Elliot on San Sevaine Road on Friday and hiked to Etiwanda. The Cucamonga Peak Trail leaves the north side of the campground.

The first 1.5 miles of the trail are in good shape, but some minor vegetation is  starting to grow in the trail. A few more boots could fix that.

The middle section of the trail, the next 2 miles, is in worse shape. I saw a couple of tree cuts, but there were half a dozen large trees down across the trail. About 150 feet of the eastern most switchback is overgrown with buckthorn. You can take a small drainage up to get back on the trail.

The top 1.5 miles runs around the north side of the Etiwanda ridge. There are some washed out segments of trail, but they were navigable. The last mile is pristine trail through a healthy pine forest. There is a dusting of snow in the shady areas.

I took a gully down on the way back that bypassed the worst part of the trail.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!!!! What's the road condition up to Joe Elliott?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The road is generally in good shape, though you need high clearance in  several spots. There was one 30' long pool of water covering the road, about 2' deep. I would suggest 4x4 as well, but not sure it is really needed.

Buckthorn is growing into the road a little. Some places had been recently cut and the trimmings had blown back into the road. I stopped and removed the loose trimmings, but they might blow back into the road.

The gate to the communication towers and San Sevaine lookout was open.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nvm i see you have photos on your blog!!! beautiful
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!!! Your blog is terrific!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, guys. I didn't think it warranted a full trip report, but I thought people would be interested in the condition of the trail.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice trip report.
This is one of my new favorites as it has very little traffic.
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