Washington County Highpoint Trip Report

Signal Peak (10,365 ft)

Date: October 8, 2006
Author: Brennan Connelly

The previous trip reports will get you to the trailhead without any trouble but they will not help much in finding the cut-off trail off of the Oak Grove Trail. We wandered by the trail and ended up bushwhacking 800 vertical feet of nasty scrub brush before we got to the trail at 7,500 feet.

After maybe 1/4 of a mile on the Oak Groave Trail, you will pass a two-track road. Within 150 yards after that, you will see a small cairn in the middle of the main trail. Directly to the right of that is the side trail that you want. It is not overly obvious but, after 100 feet or so, the trail is pretty well defined all of the way up to the ridge.

The rest of the route is very straightforward.

Climb statistics: 8.3 miles round-trip, 8 hours, about 4,100 feet of elevation gain.