We’ve been talking about the highest point in San Clemente a lot lately and on Saturday, you can hike it with a city councilwoman.
At 9 a.m. Saturday, Councilmember Lori Donchak will lead hikers on an inaugural hike to San Clemente Summit—the newly and not-altogether-so-imaginatively named highest point in San Clemente. This point is located on the northern portion of the Cristianitos Trail up from the trail access point at Avenida Talega and has an elevation of 1,008 feet.
Participants are advised to wear a hat and closed-toe hiking shoes, and bring a water bottle for the approximate three-mile round-trip hike. Meet and park at the end of Avenida Talega.
A contest was held late last year to name the highest point, and the selected name was submitted by San Clemente resident David Pherrin. In the near future, a sitting bench and monument signage will be installed by Boy Scout Eric Ord as his community service project in pursuit of his Eagle Scout designation.
Additionally, the city will install directional signage to lead hikers to the highest point and deflect them away from the Richard and Donna O’Neill Land Conservancy.
For more information, call Laura Ferguson, public information officer, at (949) 361-8254 or email FergusonL@san-clemente.org.