Potato Mountain Wilderness Trail

MODERATE 129 reviews
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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 1381 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
7 days ago

Great incline hike about 90% to top. Some shade but definitely bring a hat if you go midday or later. Takes about 1.25 hrs up and 45 mins down depending how many stops. Nice view at the top. Parking is to right and the yellow gate can be hard to see so don't drive too fast. It's just past a fenced building

hiking
7 days ago

visiting cali for work. nice early morning hike

15 days ago

Great inclines!!!

15 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

The walk was great. If you do a mid day hike the back of mountain hides the sun on the way up. Great view once you arrive. Also don't forget your potato. I guess it's a tradition to bring one to the top and drop it as an offering.

hiking
18 days ago

11/20/16- Short hike and good incline - no trekking poles needed. No adventure pass needed because the trail is before the Angeles National Forest. Parking is limited so get there early. There is a sign for mountain lion sightings so be mindful while your hiking, even though this is a popular trail.

18 days ago

24 days ago

A quick hike to a mountain too that gives you great views of the Pomona valley. It's a great adventure to start at the claremont loop and hike all the way to the top of potato mountain.

hiking
25 days ago

The view of the city is nice. I enjoy the nature view around the hike. we actually found a potato during our hike.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Took this adventure thanks to a friend of mine and wow I'm extremely thankful he was right it was so worth it we enjoyed every hurting bit of it since we have just begun exploring the trails I will be back to enjoy it's top views again

1 month ago

Had a great workout and seen 3 Deer and a great view.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite. Short. Easy hike for those who love sunrise hikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Mostly uphill but not too difficult.

1 month ago

a very highly trafficked trail. the trails are very defined so you don't really get that "out in nature" feel like the more isolated and less trafficked trails. but overall still a very nice hike. great for recreation, and even running. TIP bring a pair of binoculars and on a really clear and breezy day, once you reach to peak you can see aaalll the way out to L.A. and even Catalina island.

1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great trail running challenge

hiking
2 months 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

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2 months ago