hiking Hide Map Reviews (17)Photos (139)Recordings (16)Ivan Valle on Antelope Loop Trail1 month agohikingKieth Bonta on Saddleback Butte Trail2 months agoStarted at the camp site trail I am 60 and in better that average healt. It was 85+ degrees on June 20 when I started wasn't too difficult. trail gets iffy at the top (hard to follow) but several different ways to the top. great 360 degree view of the Antilope valley. Will do it again but maybe next time when it's cooler or much earlier. 6$ to park but you can park right outside the gate and walk in if you wishZachara Green on Arthur Ripley Desert Wood...2 months agowalkingBasically forgotten about little location. The gates are never open, but you can easily park on the side of the road and walk inside. The trails are poorly maintained and narrow so it is VERY easy to stray from the intended trail and find yourself turned around for awhile. Nonetheless, the entire property is surrounded by a fence and you will eventually locate the trails again if you keep walking. Also, the area is extremely clean with very negligible amounts of litter. The ground is flat so it is extremely easy for beginners. There are picnic tables at the entrance as well as trash bins and a porta potty which is fairly well maintained. I walk these trails every year around the Spring and Fall. It is my first hiking location so I am rather fond of it. It is a nice place to go out and simply become lost in the desert as you are unable to hear nearby traffic and it is far away from the city. You can make the hike as long or as short as you want. I wouldn't advise arriving during snake season because the trails are too narrow in places to avoid a rattler. However, I will admit in all of the years I have been coming here I have never encountered a snake. Lots of desert plants, small critters, and a probable chance of spotting a coyote. I bring my dogs and never run into a single soul. Personally I give it 5 stars but when compared to other places there isn't a lot to see to be honest.Michael Dombek on Antelope Loop Trail3 months agoJulie Edwards on Antelope Loop Trail5 months agoWent last year. Beautiful a lot of poppys.Tony Malik on Antelope Loop Trail9 months agoAnthony Bravo on Saddleback Butte Trail10 months agoNice hike. Sandy on the bottom, rocky on the top.Isabel G. on Antelope Loop Trail1 year agohikingKieth Bonta on Saddleback Butte Trail1 year agohikingnice hike, first mike is easy and fairly flat then the next half in moderate. The last half mile steep. BEWARE, dogs are not allowed on trail. they are only allowed at the camping site. hade to take my dog back home and try another timeJason St Clair on Saddleback Butte Trail1 year agohikingThe day use and camping areas are closed due to water issues. Park the car and hop the fence seems to be the best way to hike it right now. The view was nice.Richard Wittmann on Northeast Los Angeles Cou...2 years agoThis actually at Apollo park off avenue G. the m is wrong and I don't know how to fix it.Bryon Murray on Northeast Los Angeles Cou...2 years agoI went to this spot in there is no trails!! crazyFelix N on Saddleback Butte Trail2 years agohikingThis is an awesome hike ! We started @ the picnic area to the small butte , and all the way to the top of the highest peak of the tallest mountain . Amazing views from up there , took some great photos ; and if you really made it there is a plastic bottle that has a small pad in it to write your name and date for all of us that made it ! the flowers were still blooming and the sun at this time of the day and year was not unbearable and towards the afternoon cooled down some . I highly recommend this hike , take plenty of water with you , and snacks with you .Matthew Orozco on Saddleback Butte Trail2 years agohikingTook this hike in late March, while the desert flowers were still in bloom, a week or two earlier may have been a bit better to witness the desert floor covered with color. The hike itself is a good journey, starting at the day use picnic area and heading towards the "little butte" which is just a small hill and then heading out towards the larger peak. Keep in mind you go through a fee different types of terrain from compact dirt to loose sand to the granite rock. Most of the assent is done on the loose sand adding a bit to the difficulty. Once you reach the top you have just some amazing views in every direction. All in all it made for a really good half day hike.Debbie Graham on Saddleback Butte Trail4 years agohikingState Park is closing June 30th, 2012. Carmen Prater on Saddleback Butte Trail5 years agohikingGreat 1/2 day moderate hike up to the 'saddle'. Awesome Joshua Trees..(terrain is similar to J.T. NP). DO NOT go on a high-wind day (typical to the AV). Best time of year would be fall or spring. Winter is too cold & summer is too hot. Great views of the San Gabriels, Edwards AFB, Tehachapi Mtns., & the AV. Camping available. Stop at welcome center on your way in (which is usually not open), hike a few hundred yards out to an awesome vista for good photo op. Kevin Poch on Antelope Loop Trail5 years agohikingMy first hike...I think. Very nice trails and had different routes. The Poppy flowers were very nice. A bit crowded and very windy.