Category: Angeles National Forest

Cooper Canyon via Cloudburst Summit

Cooper Canyon Falls

Hiking to Cooper Canyon Falls can start from two locations – Buckhorn Campground or Cloudburst Summit. This hike begins from Cloudburst Summit (7,018 ft) in Pearblossom, CA. When we arrived at the trailhead, there was still some snow left from the recent snowfall. It was partly ice. After putting on the microspikes, we began the hike on

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A Beautiful Mistake

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When you attempt to explore a new trail that is described as “lightly trafficked” and “hard to find”, you know you are gambling. You don’t know what you will run into. You have to listen to your intuition and hope you make the best decisions along the way when needed. I think I mentioned before

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Strawberry Peak

I already shared how it went at the peak in my last post. But there was more to this hike than the misunderstanding we had. So here is the rest of the story with a complete hiking guide for the Strawberry Peak hike. At 6,165 ft (1,879 m), Strawberry Peak is a prominent landmark when you

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Mt Baden-Powell via Dawson Saddle

This hike begins from Dawson Saddle (Elev. 7,901 ft). Since I already covered the Dawson Saddle trail in one of my previous write-ups, I won’t repeat it here for our regular readers. If you’d like to know where to park and how to get to the trailhead, please refer to our Mt Hawkins & Throop Peak via

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L.A.’s 8 Best Dog-Friendly Summer Hikes

Please read our previous post if you have not hiked at high altitude before and consult with your doctor prior to doing these hikes if you are a beginner. With the desert climate, Los Angeles can get brutal during the summer months. We like to escape the summer heat by going up to higher elevation. I’ve selected

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Mt Hawkins & Throop Peak via Dawson Saddle

Throop Peak is named after Amos G. Throop, the founder of Throop University in 1891. Today it’s known as the California Institute of Technology. To get to Dawson Saddle (Elev. 7,901 ft), click on the link below and get the directions from the Google map.  Dawson Saddle is clearly marked. You will have to cross the

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Mt Baldy via Devil’s Backbone

Mount San Antonio, commonly referred to as Mt Baldy, attracts hikers from all over. It’s got the name “Baldy” because of its iconic bare looking Baldy Bowl. Mt Baldy is the highest peak in the Angeles National Forest and is the 47th tallest peak in the U.S. National Forest. The hike to the Mt Baldy

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