Bear Canyon to Sitton Peak
ElevationAscent: 1,883' 574 m
Descent: -1,884' -574 m
High: 3,223' 982 m
Low: 1,977' 603 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 52% (28°)
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“A nice 9.8 mile hike up to Sitton Peak and back.”— John McKinney
At the 3 mile mark you reach Four Corners, which is actually a junction of 5 trails (fire roads). Turn right here to take Sitton Peak trail and climb to about 4.3 miles; here take another right to head up a very steep slope to the summit of Sitton Peak. On clear days there are excellent views of Modjeska and Santiago Peak, Mt. San Gorgonia, Mt. San Jacinto, and of course the Pacific Ocean.
This is a great place to "Sitt-on" for a break!
After enjoying the views, head back the way you came. At Four Corners take a wide left (not sharp left) to head onto Bear Ridge Trail which overlooks Bear Canyon. Follow this north to the junction with Bear Canyon Trail, Stay straight onto Bear Canyon Trail and head back to the trailhead.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.
Likely lizards, snakes, rabbits, and maybe even some deer.
Land Manager: USFS - Cleveland National Forest Office