Potato Mountain Evey Canyon Trail

College Heights, California 91123

Potato Mountain Evey Canyon Trail

Potato Mountain: Evey Canyon Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Hikers, for all you do, this spud’s for you. Potato Mountain, which sits above Claremont, offers the hiker great clear-day vistas of the San Gabriel Valley, eastern Los Angeles County, and parts of San Bernardino County. The 3,360-foot, russet-brown mountain, is a refuge from the busy metropolis and its far-flung suburbs. Splitting Potato Mountain is the Evey Canyon, watered by a little creek bubbling through an oak woodland and a tangle of vines and gooseberries. Unfortunately, a devastating 2002 wildfire scorched Evey Canyon, as well as other nearby canyons and hillsides above Claremont, and thoroughly roasted Potato Mountain. Yes, the land is recovering but don’t expect the pre-fire pastoral scene when you hike Evey Canyon. Herman Garner saved the canyon from home development and gave it to Pomona College (one of the Claremont Colleges) Department of Biology with the condition that it remain pristine. Herman Garner Biological Preserve is used today for student field research, and for long walks away from it all."

Potato Mountain: Evey Canyon Trail Reviews

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This is not a great summer hike because of the heat, but I really like it. The first half is partly shaded and very pleasant with a little creek running from the spring. The upper half is steep and in full sun (wear sun screen and a hat), with cool views at the summit. Lots of dogs on this trail.
This is a difficult trail for beginners. It is a consistent incline till you get to the top. Along the way you see a lot of wild life. We observed numerous rose hair tarantulas, deer, various types of birds, and lots of diverse insects. There is a creek at the bottom of the trails which gives it a serene atmosphere.
i''ve hiked this trail and mt. biked it. i think its a wonderfuly beginner trail to get warmed up on. lots of people hike and ride this trail. it also attaches to marshell canyon trails and a few others. good for expanding your miles of hiking without haveing to change locations. good trail overall. its a nice wide frie raod trail, easy for strollers and youngters...

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Trail Information

College Heights
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1,000 feet
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Jul 2018