Pinyon Ridge Truck Trail

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, California

Elevation Gain3,445ft
Trailhead Elevation6,578ft
Elevation Min/Max5376/6952ft
Elevation Start/End6578/6578ft

Pinyon Ridge Truck Trail

Pinyon Ridge Truck Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. It is 7.2 miles long and begins at 6,578 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,445 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms and a parking. This trail connects with the following: Pacific Crest Trail, Big Rock Creek Road, Forest Service Route 4n55 and Forest Service Route 4n12.

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Backcountry Adventures: Southern California (Adler Publishing )
Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
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"This trail travels a twisting route through Angeles National Forest. It commences along Big Rock Creek Road, 5.6 miles from the intersection with Big Pines Highway, outside Camp Fenner, where the road turns from paved to graded dirt. The first 2 miles of the trail travel alongside Big Rock Creek, passing a national forest campground and ascending gradually up the valley. The roughly graded road crosses through the creek on many occasions before ascending to the saddle on California 2 at Vincent Gulch Divide. This is a popular hiking trailhead; the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail crosses the road here and access to the High Desert National Recreation Trail is close by. Special Attractions: Very pretty canyon along Big Rock Creek; Open ridge top along Pinyon Ridge; Access for other recreation opportunities—hiking, birding, and hunting in season. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions." Read more

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Trail Information

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Nearby City
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Angeles National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Valyermo, Mescal Creek, San Bernardino
Local Maps

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Dec 2018