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. To bag the Double... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 10, 2018
Mount Hillyer hike Los Angeles San Gabriel Mountains hike Angeles National Forest California San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
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 Campground, gaining 575... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 10, 2018
Mount Baldy hike trail Angeles National Forest California summit highest peak in the San Gabriel mountains Mt Baldy hike mt. baldy Mt Baldy CA
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. Two major routes go to the top: ... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 7, 2018
Devils Backbone Trail Mount Baldy San Antonio Mount Baldy Los Angeles San Gabriel Mountains
Devil's Backbone Trail offers spectacular views from an impressive ridge-top trail. The spine-tingling hike along a tantalizing spine starts from Baldy Notch and ends at Mount Baldy, the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountain. Devil's Backbone Trail is 3.3-miles long with 2,350 feet of elevation gain, and can be reached several ways: From the summit of Mount Baldy after hiking 4.5... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 7, 2018
Baldy Notch San Gabriel Mountains hike Mount Baldy
A trip to Mount Baldy should include a hike along the Devil's Backbone, a daunting ridge east of the summit with tantalizing views. One way to reach Devil's Backbone Trail is to first hike up to the summit of Mount Baldy on Baldy Bowl Trail and then hike down the Devil's Backbone (as you would do on the 11.3-mile Mount Baldy Loop). To start from the bottom of Devil's Backbone Trail, you... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 7, 2018
Mount Baldy Sierra Club Ski Hut Trail Mount Baldy hike San Gabriel Mountains
Baldy Bowl - Ski Hut Trail climbs 3,900 feet over 4.5 miles to the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains. The trails ascends the southwest side of the mountain and is the shortest route to the top that does not involve the use of a ski lift. Expect an aggressive climb for most of the hike rewarded by views over San Antonio Canyon. Halfway up the mountain, the trail passes a Sierra Club... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 28, 2017
San Antonio Falls beneath Mount Baldy San gabriel Mountains Waterfall hike
San Antonio is a 75-foot tall multi-tier year-round waterfall carrying water off Mount Baldy. The waterfall swells in late winter and early spring when snow melt increases the flow. The toughest thing about getting to San Antonio Falls isn't the hike, it's the long drive to the base of Mount Baldy. The hike to San Antonio Falls is easy. Simply march 0.6 miles up a paved road to a dirt... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 11, 2019
Manker Flats Campground San Gabriel Mountains camping Angeles National Forest
Manker Flats Campground is perfectly positioned to be a base camp for hikes up Mount Baldy, the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains. The 11.3-mile loop hike up Mount Baldy is a full day affair, so if you would like to camp out before or after, claim one of the twenty-one sites at Manker Flats Campground. Campers looking for a shorter hike near Manker Flats may enjoy the 1.4-mile round... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 3, 2018
Crystal Lake Trail Los Angeles San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest Azusa California hike San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Diminished by drought and tarnished by wildfire, Crystal Lake is not the glistening destination it once was. Crystal Lake is the only naturally occurring lake in the San Gabriel Mountains, cradled by granite summits north of the San Gabriel River Valley above the city of Azusa at 5,500 feet. It is a 1 1/3-mile round trip paved hike to Crystal Lake with 150 feet of elevation gain. The 2002... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 8, 2019
Smith Mountain Upper Bear Creek Trail Los Angeles San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest California summit hike San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
If someone wrote a book about hiking Smith Mountain, it would be called A Tale of Two Trails. It was the most gradual of times, it was the steepest of climbs... This classic hike in the San Gabriel Mountains begins with three miles of single track that easily gain a thousand feet to Smith Saddle. What follows is an 800-foot scramble to the summit in less than half a mile. The two segments... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 20, 2017

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