Strawberry Peak Trail San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest Strawberry Peak Hike
Strawberry Peak holds the distinction of being the highest summit in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains, besting nearby San Gabriel Peak by a just a yard. Measuring 6,164 feet tall, Strawberry Peak is taller than other surrounding mountains like Josephine Peak, Mount Lawlor, and Mount Wilson. A hike to the summit from Red Box Picnic Area on Angeles Crest Highway is 7.5 miles round... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 4, 2017
Strawberry Peak Trail to Strawberry Meadow Hike San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Strawberry Potrero Angeles National Forest
Strawberry Meadow is an enticing area tucked away on the north side of Strawberry Peak below a massive granite cliff face. Walk into Strawberry Meadow and you might easily feel like you are somewhere in Yosemite National Park, instead of hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles. Find Strawberry Meadow next to a junction between Strawberry Peak Trail and Colby Canyon Trail,... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 11, 2018
Josephine Peak Hike Colby Canyon Trail San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Angeles National Forest Josephine Saddle Josephine Peak Road
Want to hike to a mile-high summit in the San Gabriel Mountains with grand views over Los Angeles? Set your aim for Josephine Peak, which rises to 5,558 feet (more than a mile high) and is located in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains next to Strawberry Peak. Colby Canyon Trail offers a scenic route to the summit, traveling from Angeles Crest Highway up a withdrawn canyon to... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: July 31, 2018
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
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 wildfire, but trails to... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 11, 2018
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 Gabriel Valley to the... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 9, 2018
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 is operated by the Angeles National Forest in San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and 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... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 16, 2018
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 Baden-Powell, and Iron... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 9, 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

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