Toro Peak

  • Toro Peak
  • 2657 m
  • Primary factor 1218 m
  • California, USA.
  • Location: North 33.52359, West 116.42579 (GPS on the summit.)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1, drive-up.
  • Climbed September 22. 2018


How to get there:
Locate Hwy. 79 running east from I-15 near Temecula. Continue to Aguanga, where you drive east on Hwy. 371 across to Hwy. 74. Go right (south) on Hwy. 74 approximately 5 miles and locate a (signed) turnoff on your right. The signs says Monte Rosa.
Drive this road (4WD) about 12 miles. The road is a bit rough in the beginning, but then turns into quite a reasonable road. Estimated time to drive this section is between 50 minutes and one hour. The last part of the road is again a bit rough, you arrive at a small parking area where the road turns sharply right. Park here, there is a locked gate shortly after this turn. This location is at N33.52273, W116.42105, elevation about 2520 meter. Park here.
Route description:
Follow the road to the summit.
I had stayed in Lake Elsinore the níght before and my first goal on this Saturday would be Toro Peak. I had no difficulties in finding the turnoff to the 4WD summit road. This road was fairly long and required almost one hour. I was parked at the trailhead at 0845, the hike from there to the summit required 15 minutes. I rested and took photos for about 5 minutes, then descended back down in 10 minutes. My next goal would be Palomar.