Los Angeles, CA
Explorer | 40 pts
Incredible trail with amazing views but very dangerous! Make sure you bring a friend or a group with you as it is not well traveled and there are many opportunities for injury. I am an experienced hiker and it was still a very tough hike, though the view (and making it back down down safely) made it all worth it. There are many spots where the trail is extremely narrow, with nothing to hold onto and a steep, rocky drop-off on the side.
The trail peaks at a rocky ridge. If you make it up to the ridge you’ll be rewarded with beautiful views of valleys on both sides, one of which is completely hedged in by mountains. From what I could tell it is inaccessible by any route other than overtop the ridges and shows no signs of human habitation. The ridge itself is dangerous without proper climbing equipment, with high winds and little to grasp onto, and a sheer drop-off on both sides of a “path” that is as little as 2 feet wide in places.
Not recommended for inexperienced hikers, after rain, or for anyone hiking alone, and make sure you have plenty of time to get down before dark. Be careful to follow the trail as it is easy to lose at times and don’t be afraid to turn back if you feel unsafe! If you do make it to the top you’ll be richly rewarded but still be careful on the way down.