Mount Baldy Road

Angeles National Forest, California

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Mount Baldy Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within Angeles National Forest. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 7,706 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 389 feet. Near the end of the trail is a reservoir.
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Mount Baldy Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in San Bernardino County, California. It is within Angeles National Forest. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 7,706 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 389 feet. Near the end of the trail is a reservoir. This trail connects with the following: Mullin's Mile, Trail, Bentley's Dream, Baldy Road, Turkey Shoot and Devils Backbone Road.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Angeles National Forest
Distance: 0.7
Elevation Gain: 389 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 7,706 feet
Top Elevation: 7,818 feet
Additional Use: Skiing
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Parks: Angeles National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 7549/7818 ft
Elevation Start/End: 7706/7703 ft

Mount Baldy Road Professional Reviews and Guides

"Mount Baldy is the preeminent mountain in the Angeles National Forest. Although its real name is Mount San Antonio, no one calls it that; to everyone, it is simply Mount Baldy. Once on top, it should be obvious as to why it has been given this moniker. Though there are no trees on top, the trail itself is lush and filled with vegetation. In fact, there aren’t many trails in the entire forest that are much nicer."

"This leg-busting ascent to the highest point in the San Gabriel Mountains (and Los Angeles County) is an absolute must-do for any serious hiker living in or visiting the region.

This loop route traverses the infamous Devils Backbone and makes a short side trip to neighboring Mount Harwood before descending on the Ski Hut Trail. This route is challenging, rightfully popular, and stunning in every way."

"This trail traverses one of the grandest loops in Southern California. It has everything: pine forest, streams, waterfalls, a Sierra Club ski hut, and a grand view from atop one of the region’s highest mountains. Though it is wildly amazing, Mount Baldy is not for everyone. The ski hut trail is high altitude, steep, extremely rocky, and difficult. The Devils Backbone is incredibly steep and rocky as well, and it is also precipitous. If your dog is not used to alluvial drop-offs and wobbly rock-strewn ground, this is not the place to bring your pet. At the same time, for people who hike continuously, the clear day views are among the best in all of California. Even the not-so-clear days are pretty darned close to magnificent. And, for dogs whose pads are tougher than tank treads, this trail will be nothing but another fun all-day outing in the mountains."

"This is an out-and-back, 9.6-mile round-trip up and down Mount Baldy. The first 3.6 miles occur over a moderately steep ascent of 1,600 feet to the Baldy Notch. A steeper climb of 685 feet over 1.2 miles takes you close to the top of Thunder Mountain.

The first one-half mile is on a one-land paved (but degraded) road. This changes to a hard-packed four-wheel-drive road in good condition with some sections of loose rock. The ride requires a moderate amount of technical riding skills and a good amount of strength. Good view of the surrounding mountains and valleys from the summit of Thunder Mountain."

Mount Baldy Road Reviews

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6/21/2010
I Love this hike! One of my favorites. It is really steep towards the top and not a lot of escape from the sun, but making it to the top is well worth it.
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6/15/2004
Awesome hike! Beautiful views! However, this trail is not for the faint of heart. Parts of the trail have drop offs on both sides, which was too much for some of our party.
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