Poopout and Punk Out Trails (Big Dalton Canyon)
- Location: Angeles National Forest foothills north of Glendora. From L.A. and points west, take I-210 to Grand Avenue. Head north on Grand Avenue for 2.2 miles and turn right on Sierra Madre. Go 2 miles and turn left on Glendora Mountain Road. In 0.6 miles, park on the left side of the road in a dirt turnout just past the intersection with Big Dalton Canyon. From San Bernardino/Riverside, take I-210 to Lone Hill. Turn right on Lone Hill, go a mile and turn left on Foothill. Go 0.5 miles and turn right on Valley Center. Go 0.8 miles and turn left on Sierra Madre. Make a quick right on Glendora Mountain Road and go 0.6 miles to the parking area.
- Agency: City of Glendora/Angeles National Forest
- Distance: 3 miles
- Elevation gain: 1,500 feet
- Difficulty Rating: PG-13 (Steepness, elevation gain, terrain)
- Suggested time: 2 hours
- Best season: November – May
- Recommended gear: hiking poles
- Dogs: Allowed on leash
- Cell phone reception: Good; weak to fair in some spots
- Water: None
- Restrooms: None
- Camping: Available at Big Dalton Canyon Campground
- More information: Park map here; AllTrails report here; trip description here; Punk Out Trail Facebook page here
- Rating: 6
The views from this spot are predictably impressive, including the San Jose and Puente Hills, downtown L.A. and on clear days, the ocean. If you are up for more climbing, you can continue another 0.2 mile and 100 feet to Summit 2760 or even farther along the Monroe Truck Trail. Otherwise enjoy the view and rest your legs for the steep descent.
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