Bailey Canyon Trail to Jones Peak is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.
Best workout for the distance. Just put your head down and keep walking. Challenging but lovely. If you're feeling motivated to do more distance when you get to Jones Peak you can take the saddle over to the Mt. Wilson Trail where you come out just south of orchard camp. About 9-10 miles round trip.
Although we only made it back the falls, and despite there being only a trickle of water, this trail provided a much needed stroll through our local woods. Fellow hikers were friendly, the air was fresh and crisp and the bird songs were enchanting. There is a small nature trail across from the bridge; we had fun reading and learning about the foothills' plant life. Picnic tables and live-edge wood benches can be found near the parking lot. Although the parking lot is on the smaller side it is gated; the area is posted as open from sunrise to sunset.
This is a very steep hike with excellent views of the city. I did it on a cloudy and relatively cool day in about 3 hours (stops included). I can imagine it being very difficult on a hot and sunny day though, as there's barely any shade.
Would not recommend if you don't start before 8am; little to no shade, dry winds. View is amazing, definite booty blaster
Nice trail especially at spring time, when there are a lot of spring flowers in bloom. The hardest part of the trail is after George's cabin, when the switch backs get shorter and steeper.
It was great but I wished I could see something through the dense fog lots of great wild flowers during the spring!!!