Gale Mountain Loop

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Gale Mountain Loop ist ein 4.5 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Claremont, Kalifornien. Er führt vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 4.5 miles Höhenunterschied: 823 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

angeleinte Hunde

kinderfreundlich

Wandern

Naturausflüge

Spazieren

Vogelbeobachtung

teilweise befestigt

Aussicht

Wildblumen

Wildtiere

kein Schatten

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kein schatten
9 days ago

Lots of birds, giving the trail more fun! The start is a little bit steep for us.

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käfer
4 months ago

Pro tip: turn right before the horse stables and around the pole to find the trail. I got lost for a while. I sprained my ankle a few weeks ago and thought doing the paved trail on the right side up and back would be a good way to get some strength back without a risk of rolling it again. Little did I know the beginning had a fair amount of dirt and rocks before the fork and sure enough I rolled it. Still made it to the top of the radio tower. It’s really steep. Like 12% grade so take a lot of water. Next time I’ll probably go left and complete the entire loop. No shade at all on the paved part but I saw some jack rabbits and a lot of birds. Only saw a few people on the trail and it was Saturday morning.

wandern
7 months ago

This trail is a shorter version of the Johnson Pasture trail, mentioned separately on AllTrails. From the parking lot as identified on the map, 0.6 mile on the Thompson Creek trail, paved and flat as can be, then turn left and bear right right after you turn, up a little hump on the path and you’ll be on the trail as identified.. Another 0.3 miles and you are at the junction—going right (doing the loop counterclockwise, takes you on a killer paved uphill fire road which starts steep and gets steeper! Really the only good thing about this trail if a workout is the goal. Up the road (less than a mile) you are at the radio/telephone towers area. Continuing from there is a little more interesting—dirt road with some trees and bushes. Finish the loop and you’ve had a decent, though not all that challenging, workout. Doing the loop clockwise is easier, I think, as you’d be going down the steep paved road. Either direction, back on Thompson trail to the parking lot. Okay to kill a couple of hours. The whole trail is sun-exposed, though, with little shade anywhere.

7 months ago

Very nice grade change & wide path. Good option in shirt time.

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9 months ago

entrance to trail from parking lot for Thompson creek trail and opposite the horse staging area. I took the gravel road up and turned back to go down half way to avoid the paved road on the other side. nice little hike to get the blood pumping!

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käfer
steinig
9 months ago

TIME: Sat. afternoon hike. CAR: Pretty easy to drive up to the trail. NOT so easy to park. See PARKING... PARKING: Parking in the area is for residents only. Need to park far away before you actually get to the Claremont Wilderness. CELL/MOBILE SERVICE: Had Verizon coverage the entire time. GEAR: Day pack, brought tracking pole but didn't use it. I went through/ran out of 1.5L of water for myself. HEADS UP: There is a strange entrance to the trial. It's to the left of a chain link fence. If you don't follow the red app line in, you might end up walking through a residential gate if its open - I did. When you get to the left or right loop direction - I suggest start up the left loop side. The incline seems less and I always find it easier to go up rocky paths than down them. The right loop seems steeper and is paved - so easier to come down. SHADE: There are very few shaded areas on either side of the front of the loop. There are areas around the back of the loop. ENVIRONMENT: Low hill-side wilderness. When there's been rain, there's lush, rolling grasses. Back loop has many tall beautiful trees. The left loop near the front is lined with electrical towers - interferes with panoramic pictures. WILDLIFE: Didn't see any wildlife. BUGS: Saw beautiful butterflies. When stopped and resting, gnats would catch up and annoy. LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Headed up and down the loop wasn't easy but the mid/back loop was lovely and easy. NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON TRAIL: Saw about a dozen people including a couple mountain bikers. TRAIL FEATURES: Beautiful panoramic views of the inland empire. When its clear (and it was) - could even see LA! LOOK OUT FOR: Two seating benches - one left, mid loop and one in the mid-back. PRO: A large variety of wild flowers. CON: The parking thing was ridiculous. It adds another mile to the hike just to park and GET to the loop. DOG: Took my 7 month old puppy so we had to take it easy. Hiked half the time and rested half the time. Worth it though, lots of little chances to be present to the surrounding beauty.

wandern
10 months ago

Only has signs where new trails start. I kept having to pull my phone out to see if I was still on the right trail. Otherwise, it was clean, peaceful (I started almost at 6pm), and definitely beautiful.

wandern
11 months ago

With stroller. Took the paved service road (right fork) up Gale Mountain and came down the dirt road (left fork) on the next hill to the west with a stop in Johnson's Pasture. The first and last 1/3's were rough with the stroller, but the meadows halfway in were a nice spot to catch your breath. There's a mountain bike trail leading north into Marshall Canyon that gives a view of the hillside with a community down at the bottom but it deteriorates quickly. I think it's Camp Joseph Paige in there but it's inaccessible from where I was.

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aufgezeichnet Recording - Aug 29, 07:43 PM

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aufgezeichnet Recording - Aug 17, 3:02 PM

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