Twin Peaks Use Trail

San Gabriel Wilderness, California

Elevation Gain2,294ft
Trailhead Elevation7,014ft
Elevation Min/Max6528/7759ft
Elevation Start/End7014/7014ft

Twin Peaks Use Trail

Twin Peaks Use Trail is a hiking trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within San Gabriel Wilderness. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 7,014 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,294 feet. The trail ends near Twin Peaks (elevation 7,759 feet). This trail connects with the following: Spur to Helipad and Waterman Mountain Trail.

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Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books)
Casey Schreiner
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"Most hikers acknowledge the trek to Twin Peaks as one of the toughest and most remote in the San Gabriels. Those who bag this summit will not only get some serious bragging rights, they’ll also enjoy incredible peace and quiet on a rarely traveled trail and the company of some of the most enormous conifers in the entire mountain range."
Hiking Southern California (Falcon Guides)
Ron Adkison
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"This rigorous trail leads experienced and well-conditioned hikers deep into the high country of the San Gabriel Wilderness, where vistas unfold across a maze of rugged canyons and ridges. This strenuous trip tours the San Gabriel Wilderness high country, passing through park-like forests and traversing boulder-dotted slopes. This is bighorn sheep country, and the quiet and observant hiker may spot one or more of these magnificent animals scampering among the granitic boulders, cliffs, and outcrops that characterize this wild and rugged corner of the San Gabriels."
Best Hikes Near Los Angeles (Falcon Guides)
Allen Riedel and Monique Riedel
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"Some people call this one of the hardest “short” hikes in the Angeles National Forest. The summit view is incredible and made more rewarding by the difficulty of reaching it. Much of the hike wanders through towering pines and cedar, and outcroppings of granite make the region reminiscent of the Sierra Nevada. It is one of the more remote places to get to in the forest and a good introduction to “off-trail” hiking."

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Trail Information

San Gabriel Wilderness
Nearby City
San Gabriel Wilderness
Angeles National Forest/San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, San Gabriel River Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Waterman Mountain
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