Tag: Angeles National Forest

Mt Williamson via PCT

Mt Williamson via PCT

There is a good size turnout at the trailhead for parking. Display your Adventure Pass and begin the hike on the east side of the turnout where the metal PCT trail sign is. The narrow trail is well-maintained and easy to follow. Although the trail isn’t dangerous by itself, the continued steep slope of this

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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 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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Winston Peak and Winston Ridge

After parking at the little dirt lot at Cloudburst Summit, we began our hike on the small trail off Angeles Crest Hwy (Hwy 2). If you are facing the fire road, this trail is on your left. You can do the Winston Peak loop via the fire road as well. After 0.6 miles and 375 feet

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Mt Williamson Via Islip Saddle

One of my adventure goals for this summer was a sunset hike in the Angeles National Forest. I picked Mt Williamson (8,214′). The total length of the hike is only 5 miles and since it’s doesn’t get dark instantly after the sunset, we would need to hike back in dark less than 2.5 miles. It

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Switzer Falls

This short moderate hike is one of the most popular hikes in L.A. I highly recommend doing it super early in the morning or on a weekday if that’s feasible. The trailhead begins at the main parking lot at the bottom of the paved Switzer Truck Trail. If you park at one of the overflow

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