Leatherneck Ridge Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"San Jacinto’s great north face is carved with deep canyons and great ridges rising almost 2 vertical miles from the desert floor to the summit. After driving past these magnificent formations enough times, a mountaineer inevitably begins to wonder if they can be climbed. This hike takes you up one of the long ridges, known to locals as Leatherneck Ridge, which starts on Highway 111 between Blaisdell and Chino Canyons. It climbs over the rocky point named Desert Angel (an enjoyable destination itself), then continues all the way up, terminating near the tram station. This route is cross-country all the way, following ridges and the occasional deer track."