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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 11, 2020
HikingGreat!
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HikingGreat!

9/5/20 First off, we did this trail as an out & back from Icehouse Canyon. I wanted to avoid walking down Mt. Baldy Rd. in the middle of the day. From the saddle, there’s 2 trails that lead to Timber mtn. Take the left if you want a more gradual climb, take the right if you want a straight up shot. We went to the right, and let me tell you.. to the left would have been 10x better! They’re about the same distance too, so pick your poison. From there went to Timber, it’s really nice there. Lots of trees, not much in the way of views though. From there, went back ok 3 T’s & skipped Telegraph, went straight to Thunder. Thunder was meh.. the hike to it was great! But the actual summit was not much. Had a quick bite to eat then headed back down to 3 T’s toward Telegraph. Make sure to save some energy if you are planning on doing out & back because there are still 2 sections you will need to climb on the way back. We hit Telegraph peak and THAT climb to the top was tough, discouraging when you’re on the trail and see the mountain ahead of you that you have to climb. But the views are amazing at the top! From Telegraph went back all the way to the saddle and then to the trailhead. There’s one section left where you’re still climbing from here. Overall great hike, offers a lot of solitude, great views. Just make sure to pack PLENTY of water especially if you go in the heat.

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MARK KANIGOWSKI reviewed Old Mount Baldy Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingBugsRocky
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Douglas Olivares reviewed Three Points to Mt Waterman
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Triana Munevar reviewed Chiquito Trail to Chiquito Falls
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Good trail but poor for beginners dogs , there rocky terrain that can damaged you dogs .paws if not already conditioned enough , was no waterfall due to season we went hiking on , but served it purpose of giving great views and a workout. Routes are narrow

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 25, 2020
HikingGreat!

Awe, one of my fave day hikes and backpacking trails. Water spring at dollar lake easy to locate.

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BbLinh Tran reviewed Old Mount Baldy Trail [CLOSED]
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Hiking

This was a challenging route to summit Baldy, but not the hardest! Definitely doable since there are a lot of flat or gradual elevated areas. The first two miles are gradual up, miles 3 and 4 were kinda painful, and once you reach the narrow section it’s a relief. Register ridge was a lot harder to ascend than this trail but baldy bowl ski hut route was definitely easier! Overall this trail was well maintained, easy to follow, lotta booty burn. It took me about 6.5 hrs total from my car up and back to car which was parked at the visitor center. I would recommend a bug net for the first few miles. I only drank two bottles of water (1 up, 1 down). It was super hot, so for most ppl I’d recommend more

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Efrain Estrada Jr reviewed Old Mount Baldy Trail [CLOSED]
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 24, 2020
WalkingBugsNo shadeOver grownRocky

Came here around 630am. Parked across the street of the candy shop, we took the trail that started by the bathrooms. It took about 4 1/2 hours, 9.8 miles. When we got to the falls we decided to keep going rather then turn around (as AllTrails tells you to) as there’s a trail less taken and we thought it might make a fun loop. It’s pretty but there are soooo many bugs I don’t recommend it. We only walked about .4miles that way before heading back to the falls as the bugs were insane. FYI right now the falls are dried up. But the area is pretty. The hike itself is not strenuous, parts are nice and shady, most are sunny, others pretty rocky. Make sure to have good shoes. Bring lots of water, start early. I don’t recommend a stroller at all on this trail. I bought my day adventure pass in advance at REI.

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Ben Sweet reviewed Three Points to Mt Waterman
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HikingBugs

Great trail, and I must add the road to get to it is some of the most fun mountain driving I’ve done in LA. A decent amount of gnats (hiked mid August) but nothing unbearable. In regards to the 50/50 shaded part in the description, it’s a mix the whole time so there are no long stretches with no shade.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 17, 2020

We pre positioned a car at Manker Flats to cut off the loop on the asphalt road to Icehouse Canyon Trailhead. Smart move if you have someone else who can drive. It was still 15.2 miles on Strava. Once you get to Thunder Mountain, the hike is just on developed roads and not very scenic. It is a challenging hike with steep ups and downs at altitude. I think I would do what others recommend and just do it as an out and back from Icehouse Canyon to Telegraph Peak. Would have been 14.4 on Strava doing that route. That being said, the restaurant is open and serves cold Gatorade and beer and has a water fill station. I have a healthy fear of heights and the trail was a little “ledgy” coming up Telegraph Peak. Summit itself is also a little ledgy. It wasn’t unbearable but it did push my comfort zone a bit in places.

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Mobil Djrafaman reviewed Old Mount Baldy Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingGreat!

Is the best trail to go up to the summit!! It’s hard but worth it!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 16, 2020
HikingGreat!

Loved this trail! But probably shouldn’t have gone out on a hot day. We logged 14.5 miles from where we parked. We expected it to be about 11 miles. Got there at 6am and parking for this trail was a quarter mile up to the left. The hiking guy says it’s about 13 miles. This is from where the trail starts. But we had to walk through a neighborhood, which was a mile before the trail starts. Nonetheless, it was a very good climb and workout! The descent was brutal. All three of us ran out of water the first hour down and we took less than 2L each thinking it would be a shorter trail. Just remember to take plenty of water and be mindful that this is almost a 15 mile hike and not 11. ALLTRAILS should update the mileage and provide more details.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 16, 2020
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 15, 2020
HikingNo shade
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Natalie Weaver reviewed Old Mount Baldy Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingNo shade

This hike was incredibly steep, and I didn’t hydrate as much as I should have the night before. This resulted in my getting calf cramps on the way up (not too bad, just uncomfortable and annoying). We went at the beginning of a heat wave for the week, so tried to make it a little more tolerable by leaving at 4am. On the way up, the weather wasn’t so bad, but the way down is another story. No shade for awhile, and it drained me. I might try this one again if it’s in fall or spring, but definitely not in the summer! Best part was - we saw a bighorn sheep on the way up!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 9, 2020
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Ryan Castle reviewed Three Points to Mt Waterman
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Trail was in great shape. Mostly gradual incline with some steep parts. The faint hikers trail down the western ridge wilderness boundary is a great way to return on this hike. It’s shorter and steeper than the out and back with great views. One small water source was trickling on the way up to Waterman, enough to filter and refill. Very thankful for that today! Fun Hike.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 9, 2020
HikingOff trailOver grown

Some shade early in the morning but exposed later in the day. One spot with water still slightly flowing. The ridge down has some steep sections.

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Milt Romero reviewed Three Points to Mt Waterman
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Vince Su reviewed Three Points to Mt Waterman
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HikingGreat!Over grown

Another long trail I've completed recently. Fairly lightly trafficked and mild elevation until the serious ascent when part of the Twin Peak Trail section joined. Encountered very few people until the last elevation stretch where many more people emerged, probably people coming in from the Buckhorn area. This is not a difficult trail in terms of technicality or altitude gain, but the distance itself was unforgiving.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 8, 2020
BugsOver grown

Hiked Iron Mountain on 8/7. The trailhead is a disaster with garbage/refuse. The first half is up and down across a ridge, then down the other side after the saddle. The trail is lined with flowers that are swarming with bees. Fortunately, they generally remained interested in the flowers. The second half is much more unforgiving. There are really steep, sustained inclines, over loose rocks and dirt. The trail is narrow, overgrown, and packed with yucca plants. Count on some bloodletting, even with pants on. My two cents, this trail is good for training and not much else. The scenery is pretty mediocre until the top. Or, maybe it is difficult to enjoy because you are battling the whole time. Hiking it in August was not my best thinking. Cooler temps, allowing for long sleeves, would help. I wore gloves on the way down and found them useful. I carried 5.5 liters but could have used a tad more.

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