Category: San Gabriel Mountains

Angeles National Forest including Mt. Baldy, Mt. Wilson and more

Bear Ridge to Mt. Baldy

Location: Mt. Baldy Visitor Center. From I-210, take Mountain Avenue north (it becomes Shinn Road on the way) until it ends at a T-junction with Mt. Baldy Road.  Take a right and go 5 miles to Mt. Baldy Village. Park next to the visitor’s center. A National Forest Service adventure pass ($5 for a day…

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Rattlesnake Peak

Location: Shoemaker Canyon Road, Angeles National Forest. From the 210 Freeway in Azusa, take Highway 39 north for a total of 11.7 miles. Turn right onto East Fork Road and go 3.3 miles to Shoemaker Canyon Road. Bear left and follow Shoemaker Canyon Road for 1.9 miles to its ending at a large dirt turnout…

Rattlesnake Peak, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Pacifico Mountain (East Approach)

Location: North central San Gabriel Mountains. From La Canada, take the Angeles Crest Highway (highway 2) northeast for a total of 28.4 miles. At Three Points (shortly past Newcomb Ranch) turn left on Santa Clara Divide Road (3N17). Follow this paved, one-lane road for 3.8 miles to a junction. Bear right onto forest road 5N04.…

Pacifico Mountain, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Twin Peaks (San Gabriels)

Location: Mt. Waterman trail head, Angeles National Forest. From La Canada Flintridge, take Highway 2/Angeles Crest Highway northeast for 34 miles and park in a small turnout on the right, by mile marker 58.02, just short of the Buckhorn Campground entrance. Agency: Angeles National Forest/Santa Clarita and Mojave Rivers Ranger District Distance: 9.6 miles Elevation…

Twin Peaks, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Josephine Peak via fire road

Josephine Peak via fire road Location: Junction of the Angeles Crest Highway and Angeles Forest Highway, San Gabriel Mountains. From I-210 in La Canada, drive northeast on Highway 2 for 9.3 miles to the Clear Creek Information Center, where the Angeles Forest Highway meets from the north. Park in a small dirt turnout on the…

Josephine Peak Fire Road, Angeles National Forest

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Hoyt Mountain (Southwest Approach)

Hoyt Mountain (Southwest Approach) Location: Southwestern San Gabriel mountains. From La Canada, take the Angeles Crest Highway northeast for 6.2 miles and park in large turnout on the left side of the road. If you are coming from the north, the turnout will be on the right, 3.2 miles southwest of Clear Creek Junction. Agency:…

Hoyt Mountain Road, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Stoddard Canyon Falls

Stoddard Canyon Falls Location: Angeles National Forest south of Mt. Baldy.  From the 210 Freeway, take the Baseline Road exit and go west for 0.7 miles.  Take a right (north) onto Mills, go 1.1 miles and bear right onto Mt. Baldy Road.  Drive 6.4 miles and turn right onto Barrett-Stoddard Road.  Take a sharp right…

Stoddard Canyon Falls, Mt. Baldy, CA

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Occidental Peak

Occidental Peak Location: Near Mt. Wilson in the Angeles National Forest. From the 210 Freeway in La Canada, head northeast on the Angeles Crest Highway (highway 2) for 14 miles. Turn right on Mt. Wilson/Red Box Rd. and drive 3.8 miles. Park in a dirt turnout on the left side of the road, just before…

Pines on Occidental Peak, Angeles National Forest

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Mine Gulch Trail

Mine Gulch Trail Location: Vincent Gap, Angeles National Forest. The large parking lot is on the south side of the Angeles Crest Highway, 15 miles east of Highway 138, 8.7 miles west of Wrightwood, 5.2 miles west of Big Pines and 53 miles east of La Canada. Check road conditions before visiting. A National Forest…

Mine Gulch, Angeles National Forest

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Mt. Lewis

Mt. Lewis Location: Dawson Gap, Angeles National Forest. From I-210 in La Canada, take the Angeles Crest Highway (route 2) northeast for 45 miles to Dawson Gap. Park on the north side of the road, at a turnout near mile marker 69.6. From I-15, head west on Highway 138 for 8.6 miles. Turn left on…

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Bear Canyon/Tom Sloan Loop

UPDATE November 2019: A reader recently hiked this trail and reports that thanks to the efforts of the Restoration Legacy Crew, the trail is in better condition than it was at the time of the writing. Read the comments below for more details. Bear Canyon/Tom Sloan Loop Location: Eaton Saddle, Angeles National Forest.  From I-210…

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