Winston Peak is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt Wilson, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Winston peak through Winston ridge. Short distance but great views and a satisfying climb to Winston peak. At the trail head make sure to take a sharp right and use the trail rather than the fire road.
The inclines for this hike is intense, I paired this hike with the Santa Ana loop and it ended up being around 20 miles. To say the least by the time I got to the peak I was pooped. It's a great workout with great views of the valley and city. It is exciting going through the cloud coverage and being able to look above the clouds for miles.
Great off trail hike to the peak very steep but worthy view when you get to the top.
Really fun backcountry-feel trail moving just off of the PCT. We took it to the peak and continued downward until it intersected with the PCT and then stayed with the PCT from there. Gotta say though, it was amazing going through the Winston Peak trail first and going down the mountain. We didn't cut right but just stayed on the thin downhill trail. Really fun & great views!