Tag: Angeles National Forest

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. 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…

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…

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…

Big Santa Anita Canyon – Angeles National Forest

Where: Angeles National Forest Mileage: 9.2 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation gain: 1800 feet Recommended: Forest Adventure Pass, Fire Permit   To get to the trailhead: Exit Santa Anita Avenue off the 210 Freeway and go North (towards the mountains). Go all the way to…

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…

Upper Tar Creek Falls – Los Padres National Forest

Where: Los Padres National Forest Mileage: 5.4 miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation gain/loss: 1500 feet Recommended: Water, bathing suit, towel To get to the trailhead: About a 2 hour drive from Downtown Los Angeles. In Ventura County, once you hit the city of Fillmore, take A…