Pleasants Peak


By: Jack Adsit

Sierra Club Orange County Wednesday Hike

Jack Adsit, Andy Beall Leaders

Yesterday it rained, today it is beautiful, clear and sunny. Drive to Corona, to the very end of Main Street (which makes several unexpected turns), road ends. Park. There were 12 hikers. Start hiking through a large ditch on the road, but soon take a trail to the left, uphill to a more open area (Private), roadlike, go north, then left up to a ridge. This is basically a ridge hike. Turn left up the ridge and follow it all the way up, there are several side trails going parallel through the Chaparral, but generally the trail is in the open. Some parts are very steep! On one hill (about halfway) is a huge cross mark for helicopters (?). Continue uphill. You can go around the last hill to the right side on a use trail, then meet a road. Follow the road (300 ft) to a small duck on the right and climb that ridge straight to the south, then more to the west. Do not continue on the road to the Radio Towers, thatís much longer. There are good views to all sides. It took us 2 1/2 hours up, few breaks. Downhill is faster, be careful not to go on a wrong ridge!

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