Ascent of Sierra Peak on 2019-10-26
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, October 26, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||3045 ft / 928 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom CA 91, headed south on Lincoln and turned west on Foothill Blvd and parked on the street (ample street-side parking). The adjoining neighborhood does not allow trail parking, so had to start the hike on Foothill.
The trail is easy to follow and starts off as pavement, paralleling a creek. Once it passes the neighborhood it turns to a wide dirt road. Since the road is popular with mountain bikers, use caution.
After the first mile the trail takes a sharp right turn and starts the ascent up to the peak. The trail offers great views of the city and mountains as it works its way to Oak Flat at mile 5.5, which is marked by four tall radio towers. Here you take the Main Divide Trail (3S04) to the west, reaching the peak in about two miles. This part of the road has a few dips, but nothing too steep. One can see the array of communication towers on the peak summit as you approach. The benchmark is on the obvious high point between some of the towers. The peak is not the greatest with the road approach and the towers, but the views are likely the reason its on a list. I could not find a register.
Returned along the same track to Oak Flat, and detoured to Beeks Place, which was not more than a collection of ruins of a stone cabin from the 1930's. Afterward, returned again to Oak Flat and descended Skyline Drive to the car.
Stats are for round trip (with detour to Beeks Place).
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