Category: LA Hikes

Throop Peak, Mt. Burnham & Mt. Baden Powell via Vincent Saddle: Angeles National Forest

Most people who climb Mt. Baden Powell will start from the Vincent Gap style, we decided to go a different route and allow summits to a couple more peaks in the area.  We didn’t decide to do Baden Powell until we got to Mt.… Continue Reading “Throop Peak, Mt. Burnham & Mt. Baden Powell via Vincent Saddle: Angeles National Forest”

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Mt. Baldy, Dawson Peak and Pine Mountain via Backbone Trail: Angeles National Forest

Most people who climb Mt. Baldy go via the Ski Hut Route and do not know that there are a few different ways up to Mt. Baldy, this one being the shorter way up, but not easier. Location Mileage Elevation Gain Type Angeles National Forest 8.2 miles… Continue Reading “Mt. Baldy, Dawson Peak and Pine Mountain via Backbone Trail: Angeles National Forest”

Momyer Creek Trail – Falls Creek Trail Loop: San Gorgonio Wilderness

First day we ascended 1 mile vertical; make sure you train before doing this. The trail is in the San Gorgonio Wilderness; the area is a rare treasure only 75 miles away from congested Los Angeles. Location Mileage Elevation Gain Type San Gorgonio Wilderness… Continue Reading “Momyer Creek Trail – Falls Creek Trail Loop: San Gorgonio Wilderness”

Mt. Islip via Windy Gap Loop – Angeles National Forest

There’s many different trails around this area, we opted to take a loop around to hit the top . I’m very fond of loop hikes and this was quite lovely with the fresh coat of snow on the ground. Location Mileage Elevation Gain Type… Continue Reading “Mt. Islip via Windy Gap Loop – Angeles National Forest”

Cactus to Clouds – Palm Springs to Mt. San Jacinto

Where: Mount San Jacinto State Park Mileage: 23 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 10,400 ft Type: Out-and-to tram Cactus to Clouds isn’t just some hike you wake up and say I feel like hiking 23 miles today. Do not consider this hike unless you… Continue Reading “Cactus to Clouds – Palm Springs to Mt. San Jacinto”

Nicholas Flat Trail – Leo Carrillo State Park

Location: Leo Carrillo State Park Elevation Gain: 1800 feet Mileage: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate Type: Out and back Nicholas Flat Trail is located just across Leo Carrillo State Park. The area offers easy to moderate hiking, a small pond and views of Malibu and… Continue Reading “Nicholas Flat Trail – Leo Carrillo State Park”

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook – Culver City

  Location: Culver City, CA Elevation Gain: 315 feet Mileage: 0.4-2.5 miles Difficulty: Easy to moderate Type: Stairs, short workout Background Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook is a perfect place to go not to far away from home, especially if you live in Culver City.… Continue Reading “Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook – Culver City”