Potato Mountain Wilderness Trail

MODERATE 115 reviews
#1 of 1 trails in

Potato Mountain Wilderness Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Claremont, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles 1289 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running



wild flowers


1 day ago

If you take the trail from the fire road off the main baldy road this is an easy hike. It has a continuous gain until you get to the last 1/4 mile. I do this trail almost weekly and normally take the claremont loop up to this trail that leads up. Its around 7 miles round trip this way so it makes for a good amount of exercise with some good views of the city below. Make sure to keep an eye on time if you go this way the lot closes early in winter and they will ticket you

5 days ago

6 days ago

Although it was super hot this morning, I only saw 10 hikers on my way up and about the same on my way down. It is not a highly populated trail. There's a mix of shady and uncovered areas. The nice thing about this trail is if you want more you can always extend it into the loop.

Love this trail early morning very quite sunrise or sunset.

10 days ago

Pretty good workout. The end is just a straight incline.

13 days ago

Nice trail not crowded like some of the others .It is rated moderate but I felt it was easy and extended my hike around Claremont wilderness trail. Did not see any bees! Will do it again if I include the loop it is a pretty good workout.

15 days ago

It's hard

17 days ago

This trail is a great short and moderate hike. The trail head is misleading with NO TRESPASSING signs. Lots of shade and inclines. The last .9 miles of this trail is a nice incline with great views of the mountains.

22 days ago

23 days ago

@Jesse Ratke, that was the trail head!!

26 days ago

Fun and high end of moderate hike. Beautiful scenery start to finish. Bring bug repellent...flying insects are aggressive.

27 days ago

Enter at the yellow gate. I went early and got some shade and cool air early on, but when you're in the sun, you feel it. Quite the incline once you round the tight bend, but worth it for the view. Lots of walkers/hikers in trainers, a couple trail runners and a handful of mountain bikers. A nice hill hike. It took me just under two hours to complete.

29 days ago


1 month ago

Navigated to the coordinates given on this site and it brought me to land that said no trespassing and was blocked off. Where is the entrance for this thing?!

1 month ago


1 month ago

Great workout, pretty challenging incline. Great 360 views when you get to the top. Some shade in the beginning, no shade after that.

1 month ago

Pretty decent incline all the way up. Great view from the top. All in all its a great workout!

2 months ago


2 months ago

This hike is challenging if you don't know what you're in for. Mostly up hill and just when you think you've hit the top, it keeps on going! Totally worth the challenge once you reach the peak though!

2 months ago

uphill and it gets steeper as you go. you get a cool view of the city once you get to the top...