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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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….

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…

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…

Santa Ynez Waterfall – Topanga

Where: Topanga Mileage: 6.0 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain: 1000 feet Recommended: Water To get to the trailhead:  From the 1 take Topanga Canyon Blvd to right onto Entrada Road, if you are coming from San Fernando Valley turn left. Keep turning left and stay…

Mount Baden Powell – San Gabriel Mountains

Where: San Gabriel Mountains Mileage: 8.0 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult Elevation gain: 2800 feet Recommended: Water, food, binoculours To get to the trailhead: Take the 15 North from San Bernadino. Head west on the 138 for about 8.6 miles; turn onto the CA-2 West. Stay on…