Mount Baldy Road

Angeles National Forest, California 92358

Distance0.7mi
Elevation Gain389ft
Trailhead Elevation7,706ft
Top7,818ft
Elevation Min/Max7549/7818ft
Elevation Start/End7706/7703ft

Mount Baldy Road

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.

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100 Classic Hikes in Southern California (The Mountaineers Books)
Allen Riedel
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"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." Read more
"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." Read more
Best Hikes with Dogs: Southern California (The Mountaineers Books)
Allen Riedel
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"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." Read more

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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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5/28/2010
At one point the hiking became mountain climbing. Not for people with fear of heights. An awesome view from on top. Met alot of great people. If Mike,Patrick,son Chris, and B.R. see this contact us we would like to hook up on future endeavors!!
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6/3/2007
Glorious weather and views. Great practice for Mt. Whitney due to elevation and steep terrain.
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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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Trail Information

Angeles National Forest
Nearby City
Angeles National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Difficult
Skill Level
Skiing, Sledding, Snowboarding
Additional Use
Angeles National Forest/San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, San Gabriel River Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Mount San Antonio, Telegraph Peak
Local Maps

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Dec 2018