Nine Peaks of the Desert Divide

Mountain Center, California

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This challenging hike is one of the most rewarding in Southern California, offering a grand tour of the rugged and unique Desert Divide. It follows the PCT along the crest from Tahquitz Peak south to Cedar Spring, with optional excursions to nine nearby summits along the way: Tahquitz, Red Tahquitz, South Peak, Antsell Rock, Apache Peak, Spitler Peak, Palm View Peak, Little Desert, and Pyramid Peak.

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"This challenging hike is one of the most rewarding in Southern California, offering a grand tour of the rugged and unique Desert Divide. It follows the PCT along the crest from Tahquitz Peak south to Cedar Spring, with optional excursions to nine nearby summits along the way: Tahquitz, Red Tahquitz, South Peak, Antsell Rock, Apache Peak, Spitler Peak, Palm View Peak, Little Desert, and Pyramid Peak."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Mountain Center
Distance: 26.5
Elevation Gain: 9,000 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 15 hours
Season: April-June, October-November
Local Contacts: Mt San Jacinto State Park

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Jun 2018