Mount Islip

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Mount Islip ist ein 5.5 Meilen langer, stark besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Valyermo, Kalifornien. Er führt durch schönen Wald und vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde und Pferde sind auf dem Weg erlaubt.

Entfernung: 5.5 miles Höhenunterschied: 1,368 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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The views to the south from the summit of Mount Islip are nothing short of stunning. You can see Crystal Lake, the front range of the San Gabriels, as well as the San Gabriel river canyon. The hike starts out heading up a forest service road for a half mile, then you head left at the signed trailhead to Little Jimmy Camp, one mile ahead. The less ambitious in your group can relax in the camp (it has rest rooms and a spring a 1/4 mile away), while the balance of your group heads up to the summit. The summit trail is at the back of Little Jimmy camp (walk past both rest rooms). The summit trail takes you up some switch backs to a ridgeline. There is a junction with another trail at the ridgeline that comes up from Crystal Lake, but you should stay on the ridgeline trail up to the summit.

wandern
5 months ago

Great trail. You park in a dirt turn out on the crest hwy. The beginning is steady uphill. The middle portion on the PCT is relatively flat then the last section is a decent climb. Took us 4 hours with a 30 minute brake at the top

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wandern
5 months ago

What a beautiful hike!! My wife and I had been looking for a more wild trail away from the city and this was it! It was a good drive into Angeles National Park and we had the privilege to see different sections of the park with varying landscapes. Beautiful drive that led straight to the forest!! Keep an eye out for the trail head because it can be easy to miss! It’s a yellow gate that you will catch on the right side of the road. The trail clocked in at 6.6 miles and it had some good elevation gain. Definitely a great starter hike for future elevation hikes planned. The sight were beautiful and the trail has a steady pass that isn’t too difficult. The sights are amazing, especially when you get the view of the valley as you start to scale the mountain peak. Absolutely breathtaking!! Overall, a very enjoyable hike that I recommend to anyone wanting a hike away from the city!!

wandern
käfer
6 months ago

Great exercise. The elevation is at the beginning and end of the trail, middle section is relatively flat. Be mindful on the trail, I came across a rattlesnake near the campsite. Neat little house and great views at the top. Decent tree cover throughout the hike.

very popular trail..beautiful view of both San Gabriel Valley and the Antelope valley on both sides. BTW, toilets don't work on Little Jimmy

wandern
7 months ago

Amazing ! Great views ! A bit difficult!!

wandern
8 months ago

Peak offers a great reward for a fairly easy hike. Still scattered patches of snow as of mid-May. Bring a sweatshirt, but weather is fairly mild. Typical scenery for the Buckhorn area. Fine for dogs. Basically it’s an abbreviated version of Waterman or Baden Powell. Little Jimmy campground is about halfway up and has toilets.

wandern
Mon Dec 31 2018

there's patches of snow and ice, so be prepared for that.

wandern
Mon Nov 26 2018

What a treat! Did this with my son in late March 2018. There was a little snow on the ground in the lower forest areas, but the trail was clear at the top, and the views were stunning.

wandern
Sun Nov 25 2018

Beautiful views! Hiked to little Jimmys and hung some hammocks up. Trail is well kept, narrow incline, and unshaded throughout most of the way. Great work out and well worth it!

wandern
Wed Nov 14 2018

I definitely got lost. From the parking, make sure you go south and you will see a gate. I started up the trail next to the parking that said Islip Saddle and that was the wrong hike!

wandern
Mon Oct 22 2018

Yesterday was a beautiful day on this mountain! We parked in one of the turnoffs; there was only 1 other car when we started around 11:30am. Then, we started on the fire road (through the closed yellow gate) and followed the sign for Little Jimmy Campground to get on the trail. Fairly easy most of the way. The last .8 miles was the hardest part but very doable. I loved the views! We could see LA and Catalina Island through the clouds. The rock building at the top used to be a fire lookout station. Our final mileage was 6.6. Took us 3.5 hours out and back.

wandern
Sun Oct 21 2018

I recently moved back to California and needed to re-introduced myself to elevation hiking. This was my first hike in 7 years! The hike was amazing! The beginning and the end of the hike was a lot of elevation gain. There were many people on the trail but still worth the hike. The view from the top was amazing. On one side of the mountain one can see the LA basin and on the other side, the high desert. The only downside of this hike was using the outhouse at Little Jimmy Campground. The camp must have been full during the weekend because the outhouse was RIPE.

Fri Oct 12 2018

Awesome hike. Really great for beginners who want to challenge themselves, and/or good for seasonal hikers who want a semi moderate hike to get back into shape for the winter season. Moderate incline at the beginning and end of the hike. Took me about two hours with one rest break at the top of the mountain. Mostly shades until you get towards the top.

wandern
Sun Aug 26 2018

If I could give this trail 10 stars, I would! Awesome views, well kept trail, a good workout...the list goes on! LOVED IT

wandern
Mon Aug 13 2018

Had so many pretty views!! A lot of incline but I enjoyed it. At the summit there was a cool notepad you can write notes to people in or sign your name with a little Saying.

wandern
Sun Jun 24 2018

Great hike for a quick outing. Started off of Hwy 2 at the yellow gate. I hiked past Little Jimmy Trail Camp, visited Little Jimmy Spring, moved up to Windy Gap then to the summit of Mount Islip. Fantastic views from the top. Signed the book and returned the same way. I clocked about 6 miles on this route.

wandern
Thu Apr 19 2018

Great hike. Great view. Thanks to the fella that left a midweek hiker pin at the top. Cheers!

wandern
Tue Apr 03 2018

This. Hike. Is. STUNNING. Did it with my mom when she came to visit and it was her first summit! Pretty relaxed little single track trail with amazing views at every point. There was a bit of snow left on the trail at higher elevations, but it was easily navigated in regular hiking boots, only an inch or two deep. Plenty of parking right along the 2, and Little Jimmy Campground is a nice spot to take a break halfway up with bathrooms and a spring. I’d say this hike is longer than 4.2 miles, my GPS came out to roughly 6 all said and done. I highly recommend this trail to everyone, it’s a blast.

Tue Feb 13 2018

Entered Trail at fireroad with yellow gate and traveled approximately 3/4 of a mile and took a left at the trail sign towards Little Jimmy's Camp and proceeded to the top of Mt. Islip. Some small spots with snow on the trail, but easily passable. Great weather and a little windy at the summit.

wandern
Wed Jan 10 2018

Had a great day hike up there for Summits on the Air. My gps marked 3.12 from the road to the summit. 6.2 mi round trip. Great little campground with multiple wood stoves for cooking and restrooms 1 mile from the summit. The view is top notch.

Mon Dec 11 2017

This was easy hike and great view but WARNING!!! The direction to Mt Islip in this app is little misguided. It drop us off to park on little Jimmy campground fire road. If it wasn't for running into people we would have missed the trail up because there is no sign on this road telling you Mt Islip trail. How do we tell the app?

Thu Sep 21 2017

Short. Mildly strenuous. Dogs loved it!

wandern
Sun May 28 2017

Sat Mar 25 2017

I wouldn't say it's easy. Moderate. Great hike. High elevation. Great with dogs.

Sat Mar 25 2017

The scenery was beautiful, especially with snow

wandern
Mon Jan 09 2017

Ive hiked Mt Islip about 4 times now during summer and winter. Ive done it 2 times from the Islip Saddle (which is the saddle on the angeles crest highway) and done it twice from the Crystal Lake Recreational center. IMO the crystal lake approach is waaay better than the islip saddle area. Elevation gain from crystal lake is 2,450 ft and 6.6 rt miles. Elevation gain from Islip saddle is about 1,500 ft and 7 miles rt. This is a great hike it's essentially a lower elevated version of Mt Baden Powell. During the winter you can expect a lot of snow on the northern side of Islip since its shaded, so be sure to take crampons and hiking poles as there are several spots on the trail were slipping can be easy to do. Overall good hike above 8,000 ft.

rucksacktour
Mon Dec 12 2016

Great view at the end of the trail. Be aware of the high elevation! Bring water!

wandern
Tue Nov 22 2016

This was a good change of scenery. The dramatic views are unbeatable. There are multiple trails leading to the top of Mt. Islip coming from a few different directions.

Sat Sep 17 2016

it was a beautiful trail little hard to figure out at some points, almost did the whole thing but kids started giving out on me towards the end.

wandern
Sat Jul 30 2016

Went from the Crest Highway PCT entrance but it basically leads to the same trail. Not very hard and the trail is well maintained. The view at the top was pretty good and the cabin is something cool to see.

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