Backpack - Mount Jupiter


Backpack - Mount Jupiter

Hoping for beautiful views, blooming rhodies, the summit of Mt Jupiter and a splendid sunset at a social pace. Please read leader notes.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 19.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,000 ft


This trip will happen only if the weather is decent and not too hot and the trail basically snow free.   

I posted this as moderate because our pace will be at a social pace, but the elevation gain will be substantial along with having to carry  ALL YOUR WATER.  There will be an attempt to summit Mt Jupiter on either day.  This is optional.  We'll most likely camp at about 2800' off the side of the road/trail as shown in the photo with the posting.  Thanks Andy Boos for the photo.  

I will assume the gate will be locked so we will have to hike the extra 5 miles R/T to the trailhead.  I am fine with people bringing their bikes for this portion.  I may or may not ride mine.

Some good reports, but please do some additional research before signing up.


Mount Jupiter

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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