The Trail to the Clouds
This trail is the last leg up to Mount San Jacinto in the famed Cactus-to-Clouds hike.
This trail begins at the Wellman Divide and goes to the summit of Mount San Jacinto (10,834').
This is a popular trail as it is used by those doing the 11 mile round-trip, out-and-back hike from the Mountain Station of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. As such, expect to see quite a few hikers on this trail.
This trail is a bit rocky, so it is not the easiest trail to hike on. About 0.3 miles below the Mount San Jacinto summit, the Peak Trail comes to a junction with the Deer Springs Trail. At the junction go right (north) to stay on the Peak Trail. Just below the summit hikers will pass by an emergency shelter, which was built by the CCC in 1933.
There is a bit of class 3 rock scrambling in the final 200 feet or so to the summit. There is no exposure on the scramble, so it is not dangerous; however, it is advisable to be careful while scrambling over some medium sized boulders.
Check out the Official Route and Triplog.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.