Twin Peaks hike Angeles National Forest San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Mount Waterman Trail Twin Peaks East
The double-crested mountain of Twin Peaks is located close to the absolute center of the San Gabriel Mountains, making it an ideal mountain for catching big views over the range, including high points like Mount Wilson, Mount Baldy, and a slew of other summits. A trail leads to the 7,761-foot summit of Twin Peaks East, the higher of Twin Peak's sibling summits. Cross Mount Waterman on the... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 11, 2018
Gould Mesa Trail Camp San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest Altadena Hike Gould Mesa Road 3N69 to Gould Mesa Campground
Gould Mesa Trail Camp is a hike-in campground in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains, quite close to cities like Altadena and La Cañada Flintridge. The most obvious route to Gould Mesa is Gabrielino Trail. For something that's about half as long and twice as steep, you can take Gould Mesa Road, which drops 525 feet over 1.15 miles going from Angeles Crest Highway down a ridge and... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 6, 2017
Cherry Canyon Park hike Ultimate Destination Vista Point Lookout Tower Cherry Canyon Motorway Ridge Motorway Descanso Trail Cherry Canyon Trail Ultimate Destination Trail
Cherry Canyon Park preserves over 130 acres in the San Rafael Hills, a small mountain range east of the Verdugo Mountains and south of the San Gabriel Mountains in the city of La Cañada Flintridge. The park has many trails, including wide fire roads suitable for horses and mountain bikes and single tracks strictly for hikers. For a good overview of the area, consider hiking to an old... Read more.
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Distance: 2.5 miles · Elevation change: 500 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 7, 2018
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
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 San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, located 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... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 3, 2018
Buckhorn Campground Angeles National Forest camp San Gabriel Mountains tent camping San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Need to get out of LA? Fresh air can be found camping within a hardy forest of pines and incense cedars at Buckhorn Campground. A small nearby creek provides a popular swimming hole for summer visitors, and away from the light pollution of LA, there are opportunities to eye shooting stars in the night sky. Day-hikers can venture off on nearby trails including Mount Waterman and Cooper Canyon... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 3, 2018
Mount Waterman hike Angeles National Forest San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Trail
The round summit of Mount Waterman offers boulders to climb and views to enjoy. Mount Waterman Trail provides a pleasant route to the top, passing through a sylvan mixed forest of incense cedars and Jeffrey pines as it ascends 1,265 feet over 2.75 miles. Descend the same way for a 5.5-mile out and back hike or return by a dirt road for a 5.65-mile (or longer) loop. Twin Peaks Trail extends... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 6, 2017
Cooper Canyon Falls San Gabriel Mountains Trail Angeles National Forest Waterfall Hike Buckhorn Campground hiking San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Cooper Canyon offers a relaxing summer waterfall for those staying overnight at Buckhorn Campground or venturing into San Gabriel Mountains National Monument for a get-away day hike. The three-mile round trip trek descends 745 feet into a mountain canyon through an enchanting old-growth forest to reach a small waterfall. Cooper Canyon Falls is one of the Los Angeles waterfall hikes. ... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 6, 2017

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