Dollar Lake Saddle + High Meadow Camp via South Fork Trail

1 review #64 hike out of 495 in
12.0 mi
6 hrs 4 min
3,084 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult out and back trail to Dollar Lake Saddle in San Gorgonio Wilderness.

This trail goes by Poopout Hill and South Fork trailhead parking lot.

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    1 year ago
    Hiked 11/17/2022. Got an early start at South Fork Trail head with micro spikes and some ice. Snow was light until about the 4 mile mark when post holing started and I switched to snow shoes. Last switch back to saddle northwest of Charlton was snow sluffed and then iced over so I used my ice axe with snow shoes to get to the saddle. Would recommend a safer south east alternate snow path instead. Dollar Saddle was very icy but no wind and none of the 4 trails visible. San Bernardino Peak Trail past Dollar Saddle requires GPS/UTM map to follow because of snow covering. Switched to crampons/ice axe to climb Charlton Peak from NW side but the ice chewed up time and I hit my turn around short of the summit. Lots of fallen trees on South Fork Trail but easy to get over/around even with snow shoes. Weather was perfect and no wind which was amazing. Didn’t see anyone all day, even with perfect weather - lot's of fun on SF Trail with snow shoes
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