Segment: Pleasant View Ridge: JCT Pacific Crest Trail to Mt. Williamson.
Stats: JCT Pacific Crest Trail to Mt. Williamson: 0.5 miles, 314′ gain, 0′ loss. Mt. Williamson to JCT Pacific Crest Trail: 0.5 miles,0′ gain, 314′ loss. Round Trip: 1.0 miles 314′ gain and loss.
Last Hiked: 7-17-2016
Hikes: Under Construction.
This is a “use trail”, meaning it is fairly clear to follow but not maintained. This segment is easy to follow. However, it is fairly steep and thin in a couple spots.
The Pleasant View Ridge Trail begins at a T-intersection forming a junction with the Pacific Crest Trail and heads north up the ridge [note: regardless of the direction of travel, the PCT continues downward at this intersection–west to Angeles Crest Highway, east to Islip Saddle (also along Angeles Crest Highway).
Follow the ridge up to a T-Intersection as the ridge turns to east/west. Following the trail west (left) leads to Middle Mt. Williamson. Take the very short trail east (right) to Mt. Williamson.
More photos here.