El Escorpión Park Climbing Notes

  • February 12, 2016
    NPHighview from United States

    El Escorpion Peak can be accessed directly from the neighborhood below, or via a trail that runs along Bell Canyon Road, or via a trail off of Vanowen at Valley Circle. The latter trail goes up the valley past the Cave of the Munits (or Shaman's Cave), and up the ridge line above and behind the cave to the peak.
    A hike up to the peak and back down to the valley floor makes for a 3 1/2 mile out-and-back, but entails at least class 3 rock climbing at the peak.

  • February 24, 2013
    Jeff Mintz from United States

    This is the first mountain I ever climbed. The lower slopes are developed now, but the peak is still accessible at several points. It's not a difficult climb, but parts are steep. A relatively short hike about 1/2 mile, a great view of the valley, and a historic spiritual place!