Category: San Gabriel Mountains

Mt. Hawkins via Dawson Saddle – Angeles National Forest

**Originally hiked: October 18, 2018** Trail Data Mileage: 9.9 miles Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet Location: Angeles National Forest Type: Out-and-back Difficulty: Moderate What to Expect in this Guide Aside from the road being closed to the trailhead we planned on doing, we ended up… Continue Reading “Mt. Hawkins via Dawson Saddle – Angeles National Forest”

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Mt. Hawkins via Islip Saddle – Angeles National Forest

Where: Angeles National Forest Mileage: 10.1 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 2200 feet Type: Out-and-back   To get to the trailhead: From 210 take Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2) for about 39 miles to Islip Saddle. The parking lot is across the street from the… Continue Reading “Mt. Hawkins via Islip Saddle – Angeles National Forest”

Peanut Lake via Meysan Lakes Trail – Inyo National Forest

Where: Inyo National Forest Mileage: 11.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Hard Elevation gain: 3000 feet Type: Out-and-back   Permits: To hike Meysan Lakes overnight you can either walk-up and get a permit at the Eastern Sierra Interagency Visitor Center in Lone Pine for free or… Continue Reading “Peanut Lake via Meysan Lakes Trail – Inyo National Forest”

Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge Accepted

I’ve needed to be challenged for a while and well I decided to join and do the 2016 Six-Pack Peak Challenge. I first came upon this challenge when I was looking into the possibility of doing the John Muir Trail or the High Sierra… Continue Reading “Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge Accepted”

Inspiration Point to Guffy Campground – Pacific Crest Trail

Where: San Gabriel Mountains Mileage: 10.2 miles Difficulty: Moderate to Easy Elevation gain: 840 feet Recommended: lunch for day trip, lots of water   To get to the trailhead: From Wrightwood, take Hwy 2 westbound. Pass Big Pines and park at the Inspiration Point parking… Continue Reading “Inspiration Point to Guffy Campground – Pacific Crest Trail”

Devil’s Chair – San Gabriel Mountains

Where: San Gabriel Mountains Mileage: 7.5 miles Difficulty: Easy Recommended: Go early in the day To get to the trailhead: Take Interstate 5 North. Exit onto 14N toward Palmdale. After 30 miles or so, take exit 30 to Pearblossom Highway. Turn right onto 87th… Continue Reading “Devil’s Chair – San Gabriel Mountains”

La Jolla Valley Canyon Loop – Point Mugu State Park

Where: Point Mugu State Park Mileage: 11.75 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 1250 feet Recommended: Water, food, binoculours To get to the trailhead: From Los Angeles take 10 West to PCH North. Stay on PCH for 34 miles. After passing Sycamore Canyon 1.5 miles,… Continue Reading “La Jolla Valley Canyon Loop – Point Mugu State Park”

Seven Pines Trail – San Bernardino National Forest

Where: San Bernardino National Forest Mileage: 7.6 miles Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous Elevation gain: 2300 feet Recommended: Water, food, binoculours To get to the trailhead: From the 243 turn onto Forest Road 4S03. Turn right (north), follow the road past Dark Canyon Campground to the trailhead.… Continue Reading “Seven Pines Trail – San Bernardino National Forest”

Marion Mountain Trail – San Bernardino National Forest

Where: San Bernardino National Forest Mileage: 7.4 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 2800 feet Recommended: Water, food, binoculours To get to the trailhead: From the 10, drive South on Hwy 243 from Banning for about 19 miles. Turn left and follow the signs for Marion… Continue Reading “Marion Mountain Trail – San Bernardino National Forest”

Santa Paula Canyon – Ojai

Where: San Pedro National Forest Mileage: 12.0 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 1000 feet Recommended: Water, food, swim suit To get to the trailhead: From the 5 North, take the 126 east for about 22 miles. Take 150 North (right) for about 5.8 miles and… Continue Reading “Santa Paula Canyon – Ojai”