Top Adventures in Mount Baldy

  • Summit Mt. Baldy

    Located only an hour’s drive from Los Angeles is the top of highest mountain in LA County—at 10,064 feet. Bear Flat Trail (also called the Old Mt. Baldy Trail) offers some of the finest scenery and most rewarding views in the San Gabriel Mountains...

    13 miles 6000 ft gain

  • Hike to Sunset Peak

    In order to get to the Sunset Peak Trailhead, utilize Google Maps to take you to the location provided. There is very little parking (only a small pull off along Glendora Ridge Road), but this trail is rarely traveled, so there should be enough sp...

    8 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Hike to the Baldy Slide Waterfall

    Located near the Angeles National Forest, it's a short hike, approx. 2.5 miles roundtrip and just about anybody can go. To get there, input the intersection of Mt. Baldy Rd. and Barrett Stoddard Truck Trail into your GPS. This will bring you to ...

    2.5 miles

  • Hike to Stoddard Flat via the Stoddard Peak Trail

    On the way to Mount Baldy and within the trail system of the San Gabriel mountain range is the Stoddard Peak Trail. The Stoddard Peak Trail, which is basically the old Barrett-Stoddard fire road, goes through the Stoddard Canyon into Stoddard Flat...

    4 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Summit Cucamonga Peak

    Start hiking early, before the sun rises so you can maximize the day out of the heat and to give yourself plenty of time for the hike. As you get to higher elevations, it will be a little cooler and there might be snow on the ground, so be sure t...

    12 miles 4300 ft gain

  • Hike to the Icehouse Saddle

    The hike is accessible in all seasons, but in winter there can be snow and ice so special equipment may be useful, but not required. In mid-January there were patches of ice on the trail but were easily crossed in boots and trainers. You can take ...

    7.2 miles 2600 ft gain

  • Hike Timber Mountain

    Start out on Icehouse Canyon Trail. Depending on the time of year, there can be snow and ice patches on this trail, as well as strong winds. The trail is sunny and pleasant in summer, though you should check reports for thunderstorms. From the Ice...

    9.4 miles 3400 ft gain

  • Backpack Ontario Peak to Cucamonga Peak

    We started out at 8am on a Sunday, usually parking at Ice House Saddle can be tricky, I would advise going earlier. We headed out on our journey hiking up to the saddle, when you reach the switchbacks there is a fresh water spring, it's the last p...

    17 miles

  • Hike Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) via the Ski Hut Trail

    Mt. San Antonio, or Mt. Baldy as it is known locally, is one of the cans of the challenging "six-pack of peaks" in Southern California.For this one, start before the Manker campground and head up the fire road. This is known as the "Baldy Bowl or ...

    11.3 miles 3900 ft gain

  • Hike to the Bridge to Nowhere

    The trail on this 10-mile hike is predominately slow and steady, but can be a little rocky, so be prepared to scramble. When you’re fording the river, the water level can range from knee to chest high, especially in the wet months. A good pair of ...

    10 miles 900 ft gain

  • Hike the Cattle Canyon Trail

    Within the San Gabriel Mountains from Highway 39 and along East Fork Road is Cattle Canyon. To go through Cattle Canyon, you can access the trail head just south of the Bridge to Nowhere trail head along East Fork Road right after it intersects wi...

    6.4 miles 750 ft gain

  • Hike the Claremont Wilderness Trail

    Drive to the top of Mills Ave in Claremont. There is a main parking area to the left and overflow parking a block south on the right. It costs $3 to park for 4hrs.As the name implies, the Wilderness Loop is a loop that connects to other trails in ...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      Lake Campground

      Overview Lake Campground offers an excellent escape from the city, just a short drive northeast of the Los Angeles metro area. It's set on the shores of Jackson Lake, providing a scenic, peaceful s...

    • Valyermo, California

      Mountain Oak

      Overview Escape to Mountain Oak Campground in the Angeles National Forest for a restful, refreshing getaway from city life. Just northwest of the Los Angeles metro area, Mountain Oak provides a sce...

    • Azusa, California

      Jackson Flats

      Overview Jackson Flats is a group camping facility located next to beautiful Grassy Hollow Visitor Center, which holds numerous nature programs, hikes and activities on Saturdays during the summer....

    • Pearblossom, California

      Bandido Group Campground

      Overview Groups of all types will enjoy staying at the Bandido Group Campground, which boasts beautiful scenery in a relaxing, rustic atmosphere. The site accommodates groups of up to 150 campers, ...

    • Palmdale, California

      Meadow Group Campground

      Overview Meadow Group Campground is located off State Highway 2 between the Manzanita Loop of the Chilao Campground and the Chilao Ranger Station, 26 miles north of the 210 Freeway in La Canada, Ca...

    • Palmdale, California

      Coulter Group Campground

      Overview At Coulter Group Campground groups can relax and enjoy the experience of being outdoors without traveling far from the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Angeles Crest Highway,...

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