Last weekend, we had am opportunity to make it up to Elsinore Peak in the Cleveland National Forest to see some of the thunderstorms and tropical moisture that was effecting Southern California. Elsinore Peak stands at 3,575 feet and is a fun short hike in the Cleveland National Forest. It has prominent views from its summit, which makes it such a great location to see the greater Southern California area. For our detailed trail write-up on Elsinore Peak, click Here. It had rained in this section of the Cleveland National Forest on Sunday September 7, 2014 and puddles of water were readily visible on the drive to Elsinore Peak. It had stopped raining by the time we got to the trailhead.
This upcoming week, Southern California is expected to get another round of tropical moisture. If you are looking for a fun short hike that will offer you amazing views of the influx of clouds this next week, you might want to hike to Elsinore Peak. Here are several pictures from last weekends hike. Obviously, if there is a thunderstorm wait until it passes before going hiking, however this area provides great views of the thunderstorms when they occur on the surrounding Southern California Mountains.