Inspiration Point hike Mount Lowe Road Mt. Lowe Railway hike San Gabriel Peak Mount Lowe Trail Camp Angeles National Forest hiking trail Mount Lowe Railroad
Sometimes it can seem ambitious just to go for a hike in the rugged San Gabriel Mountains, but Thaddeus Lowe was way more determined than that, devising an incline tram and railway to bring guests to a resort, tavern, and mountain overlooks that he created in the San Gabriel Mountains about a century ago. You can visit the ruins of the resort on Echo Mountain by hiking up... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 23, 2014
Vetter Mountain hike Vetter Mountain Fire Lookout Tower Vetter Mountain Road Silver Moccasin Trail San Gabriel Mountains summit hike Angeles National Forest Vetter Mountain Lookout hike Charlton Flats Picnic Area
Vetter Mountain has got to be one of the more scenic peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains, boasting a 360-degree summit that's a total stunner. For decades, hikers marched up the mountain to see the historic fire lookout tower that stood at the summit, but in 2009, the Station Fire destroyed the tower and scorched Vetter Mountain. The area is still in recovery from the... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 23, 2014
Mount Baden-Powell Trail San Gabriel Mountains hike Mt Baden Powell Summit hike Angeles National Forest Pacific Crest Trail
Mount Baden-Powell is a special summit in the San Gabriel Mountains. It is one of the range's tallest peaks at 9,399 feet and holds particular importance to the Boy Scouts of America because it memorializes the lofty accomplishments of Lord Baden-Powell who founded the Scout Movement. The views are lofty too, lording over an expanse of rugged mountains framed the San... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Coulter Group Campground Chilao Campground Los Angeles San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest California tent camping
If you are planning an overnight group outing in the San Gabriel Mountains, consider Coulter Group Campground. This one-site campground operated by the Angeles National Forest is nestled in a forest of oaks, firs, and Jeffrey pines at an elevation of 5,300 feet. Up to 50 people per night can enjoy fresh mountain air and sweeping views at this accommodating group... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 24, 2014
Heaton Flats Trail San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest California hike East Fork San Gabriel River Iron Mountain Allison Mine Mount Baden-Powell Sheep Mountain Wilderness
Half a mile from the start of the crowded trail to the Bridge to Nowhere, you'll find a junction with Heaton Flats Trail, which rises above the canyon carved by the East Fork of the San Gabriel River to offer big views and plenty of solitude. Enjoy panoramic perspectives of some of the most notable peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains (including Mount Baldy, Mount... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Fish Canyon Narrows Trail Sierra Pelona Mountains Los Angeles National Forest California hike Templin Highway Redrock Canyon Cienega Campground Pianobox Prospect backpacking backcountry narrow slot canyon Castaic Lake Fish Canyon Trail Santa Clarita
Not to be confused with Fish Canyon Falls on the east end of the Angeles National Forest, the Fish Canyon Narrows reside on the far west end of the Angeles in the Sierra Pelona Mountains north of Santa Clarita. Here a mountain stream passes through hundred-foot cliffs that are at time only twenty feet apart. The red rock walls mimic those you might find hiking in Zion... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 19, 2014
Winston Ridge and Winston Peak Trail Los Angeles hike San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest California La Cañada Flintridge Cloudburst Summit Pacific Crest Trail
Winston Ridge and Winston Peak are name-sharing neighbors in the high San Gabriel Mountains near the Mount Waterman Ski Area. While Winston Peak is the high point of the hike at 7,502 feet, the summit is covered with pines that leave little room for panoramic views. The best vistas come from the shorter 7,003-foot Winston Ridge, which has fewer pines and broader views. ... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 19, 2014
Mount Hillyer hike Los Angeles San Gabriel Mountains hike Angeles National Forest California Silver Moccasin Trail Chilao Horse Flats Campground
Rising to just over 6,200 feet, Mount Hillyer is actually one of the easier summits to reach in the high country of the San Gabriel Mountains. Beyond its boulder piles and pine forests, the stretched-out summit offers several sweeping views of nearby peaks and canyons. The shortest route to the summit involves hiking 1.33 miles up Mount Hillyer Trail from Horse Flats... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 19, 2014
Horse Flats Campground Los Angeles Camp San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest California tent camping
Horse Flats Campground is a 25-site camping spot operated by the Angeles National Forest in the high elevation of the San Gabriel Mountains. At 5,650 feet above sea level, or a mile higher than Los Angeles, the campground feels far from home, even through it is only about 30 miles from the city at the base of the mountains. As the name would imply, this is an... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 19, 2014
Mount Baldy hike trail Angeles National Forest California summit highest peak in the San Gabriel mountains Mt Baldy hike mt. baldy
Mount Baldy, Old Baldy, or more formally, Mount San Antonio -- whatever you call this mountain, the trek to the summit is considered a right of passage for SoCal hikers. Baldy towers over the San Gabriel Mountains and is the highest point in the range. The far-reaching panoramic views found at the exposed 10,064-foot summit attract plenty of hikers. There are two major... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014

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