Joatngna Trail (The Elfin Forest Trail)

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Joatngna Trail (The Elfin Forest Trail) is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Claremont, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.8 miles 147 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


This half-mile trail takes you through an area burned in the 2003 Padua Fire. As you walk, you will find yourself among pine trees and chaparral-covered hillsides. Your destination can be either the lookout to view Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) which stands at an impressive 10,064 feet or the quarter-mile loop trail- an easy and child friendly stroll.

1 day ago

This is such a beautiful area. There's a stream, which I wasn't expecting, and some cool finds like a little meadow and bits of old road. The trail is really washed out in places, but it's an easy enough area to explore. Lots of graffiti in places and some (although not excessive) trash. Other than that, I was pleasantly surprised, and I will definitely be back.

You're supposed to have an adventure pass to park, but there are other turnouts you can park in further down the hill (before you get to the signs that say you must display the pass).

28 days ago

Beautiful scenery, it had just rained so water level was high. I could not find a loop and lost the trail. I think it my be due to water level.