2.6mi He didn't do a video for this hike because last week he dropped his camera in Fish lakes and it isn't working 100% yet. The trail straight forward and marked regularly with orange-triangle blazes. Unfortunately, Doughty Falls was dry so there was no waterfall, but Cabbage Creek was gradually flowing. Mauna Loa. Even my cap was gone, I backtracked a few steps to see if I could see my cap somewhere but it was gone....! Contact: info/at/borregohiking/./com (leave out the /) Hiking the Borrego Springs Area (Anza-Borrego Desert SP, Cuyamaca Rancho SP, Imperial Sand Dunes (Algodones Dunes), Laguna Mountain, Warner Springs) California, Hike … The drop off is steep and several individuals have fallen to their death here. North of Hwy S22, east of Borrego Springs. Decent hike. There were many rock formations and stunning views! The loop was about 6.4 miles and 1709 elevation gain. The site of the Whitaker Peak fire lookout, removed in the 1970s, with Los Angeles City in the far distance. The trailhead is accessible via dirt and gravel road. It is very surreal and scares me to go back alone on early mornings... why was ‘it’ hostile.....? Spam? To get to the trailhead from Ponca, take Highway 43 south from Ponca toward Boxley. 25.44 m Down, 3.1 mi Arroyo Salado, Calcite Mine, Coachwhip Wash, Ella Wash, Grave Wash, Joshua Canyon, North Palm Wash, Palm Peak, Palm Wash, Palo Verde Wash, Pyramid Peak, Rattlesnake Canyon, Smoketree Canyon, Traveler Peak, Travertine Palms, Truckhaven Rocks, Villager Peak, … 208.54 m Down. Parking lot is small but able to squeeze in. Went today (5/29/20) and the trail was in great shape. USA, CA. For bonus … Be warned, the parking lot is small and fills up quickly. Both have outstanding views. Ascents of Whitaker Lookout. I found rumors of a lookout at the end of the road, for instance it is labeled on the 1988 revision of the Whitaker Peak quad, but that has been completely removed now. Enjoy the view, but please mind the cliffs. Just tons of stoke with the Junior High kids. Nate Harrison Grade. Download the free, full-sheet USGS 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Whitaker Peak topo map as an Adobe PDF. 5.1 km Nor does the trail along the way, as it is flush with wildflowers and a pretty waterfall area in the spring, then graced with the bright oranges and reds of turning maple leaves in the fall. Read the signage carefully so you don’t get lost. The peak itself is off the road and does not have a good use trail. Great workout and beautiful setting. Follow the S22 East, Borrego Salton Seaway. When it merges with Highway 21, take the southern route and continue on to Boxley. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. 165' Up The hike back was a … An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. No bugs but lots of thin spider webs. I ended up going counter clockwise and I think that made the hike more difficult because there was more uphill hiking than downhill but once you get past the first few miles it's easy. Something else? Mt Washington Auto Rd. Trails are well maintained. Trail was well maintained. It was a bit more than I had planned on but it was worth it. Loved the outlooks. • Mount Evans. Trail, USFS - Ozark-St. Francis National Forests Office. really beautiful forestry but there isn't really a very good lookout and the trail was very crowed with no room to leave 6ft when passing one another. The Hawksbill Crag, also known as Whitaker Point, is located along the northern edge of the Upper Buffalo Wilderness in the Ozark National Forest, just south of the Buffalo National River. The trail leads to Whitaker Point, also called Hawksbill Crag, which juts out about 100 feet above the forest floor. Elevation gain: 2,000 ft. An extra challenge when hiking Cowles Mountain. USA, CO #2. The path to Whitaker Peak Lookout starts at Golden State Hwy and Whitaker Peak Rd (aka Forest Road 6N53)(see pic). Warm Springs Mountain, the site of another fire lookout that is now only metal scaffolding, with about three taller peaks behind it. This page shows all the ascents and attempts of Whitaker Lookout that have been entered by registered climbers on this site. Signage is great and trail is easy to follow. Legions of hikers race right past on Cascade River Road, leaving Lookout Mountain with a fraction of the crowds of those other trails. Please explain. 1h 40m, Spend the night and see the sun rise. I turned around and run down and about 10 seconds later a force pulled my cap of my head... again I looked in all directions and again NOTHING!!! It's a very green forest walk, with a lot of ferns and moss, a few small streams and some large glacial erratic boulders. Great workout and a well-maintained trail, enjoy! Great forested trail with beautiful ferns, bridges and boardwalks. 16 reviews of Los Padres National Forest "After one of the few rainy weeks we've had in Los Angeles, we decided to check out Frazier Park mountain. Built in 1913, the Lariat Loop road ascends from Golden up the steep east side of Lookout Mountain. * Whitaker Peak Rd deadends after 4.5 miles of one-way hiking if you take the fork in the road (to the left) which takes you to Whitaker Peak (elevation: 4148) & Whitaker Peak Lookout....stay to the right for the trail that takes you along Whitaker Ridge...all the way to a picnic table...where the trail makes a small loop...or you can take the trail down to the Ranger Station. It totally freaked me out. USA, HI #3. Whitaker Forest. Pity poor Lookout Mountain. Land Manager: USFS - Ozark-St. Francis National Forests Office, 1.5 mi • The falls were dry. Powrock ... Wisconsin Summits & Trails. Begin your hike on the Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trail. Please note there is no lookout from Wilderness Peak. — Whitaker Peak is in the Angeles National Forest, off the 5 freeway, north of Castaic. Frenchmans Flat Campground, California Frenchmans Flat Campground is a locale located in Los Angeles County, CA at N34.61665° W118.74426° (NAD83) and at an elevation of 2063 ft MSL. 27Aug2020 - Ok, this is going to sound crazy but please bear with me... decided to do a nice early trail run, 6am start, the first time I was going to do this section of Cougar Mountain. Whitaker Peak Lookout is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Castaic, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. USA, CA #10. Getting to Whitaker point on the trail was moderately easy, although there were a few steep descents and lots of rocks and roots to navigate. I felt accomplished and there was some cool rock formations to see. 4120 that I understand used to host a fire lookout. Great hike! 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