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Easy hike. Beautiful views. We made the mistake of thinking the fire road at the end would take us back close to our car...ended up adding 2 miles to the hike. Liked the hike.

Very nice hike. Most of the hike was through the forest and therefore shaded. It was fun talking to the through hikers on the PCT. Spectacular views of the Mojave Desert and the ranges of the San Gabriels. Significant elevation gains at the beginning of the hike and as you approach the summit of Mt. Islip. The middle of the hike is much more gradual.

Nice trail moderate to easy. Beautiful views.

hiking
14 days ago

It’s unfortunate that it was so graffitied up, but it’s a nice little treasure you wouldn’t guess to be there. We saw a pack of rams on the way in which an experience in itself.

hiking
15 days ago

2nd time up this trail. Started at 5:30am and finished within 6hr:17min... the hike is easier than Iron mtn but intense nonetheless. A good workout with amazing views of the sunrise over the 3Ts. Great training for C2C. Took 7l of water but only drank 4.5l. Highly recommended- but not for the leisurely stroll

loved it! simple yet beautiful!

hiking
22 days ago

Easy short hike. So much graffiti.

hiking
28 days ago

This was such a easy short hike. You walk along the dry river for a bit then take a little trail up into the canyon. a small section of scrambling and climbing for maybe 5 minutes. Just enough to get ur blood pumping then soon enough ur there. the waterfall is beautiful. Lots of large rocks and scenery. It's the perfect area to have a little picnic and relax..

hiking
30 days ago

You’ll start off walking along the wide dry river rock, but stay to the left side of the valley. It’s about a 25 min walk until to start the trail uphill. It’s not long until you reach the top waterfall, if you can overlook the vast amount of graffiti on the rocks and trees during the hike, it’s a pretty cool site to see the water falling off the side of the cliff running down the wall when you reach the top!

on Old Mount Baldy Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Brutal and gorgeous. Read the other reviews, you don't want to do this if you havent done San Gorgonio, San Jacinto etc. I met one other person on the trail who returned because of high winds on the Big Horn Ridge. By the time I made it that far the wind had calmed down somewhat and I plowed on. I made a detour to West Baldy - quite nice and completely deserted. I took it really slowly and had several breaks for snacks and some sketching, Took me ten hours in total.

It is hard and time consuming go early and bring a good amount of food and water pace yourself you will do some serious climbing here. Also prepare for high wind possibly on the summit

hiking
1 month ago

We loved this hike. Went September 29th and the weather was perfect! Beautiful waterfall and wonderful little creek. We brought our pups with us and they loved playing in the pools and creek. Was a bit confused at first cause there is no obvious trail...you have to hike straight through the rock for a bit to find the trail that takes you to the waterfall. Such a great little place ❤️❤️❤️

Amazing hike I took my 3 year old and 5 year old they loved it and this app helped us to find the water fall

Took my 3 year old and 5 year old they loved it and were able to hike it . Just cross the stream you come across a bed of rocks goes straight but more towards the left mountain try to stay hugged to it then I’ll find a trail to hike up it’ll get really steep and rocky but not impossible

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, brought the pup along, its mostly unshaded though and at points, it was a bit too hot for her. We started around 11 am though and I would say this hike is best suited for early morning or late afternoon with 3/4 hours planned for walking/enjoying the scenery. Someone was kind enough to leave an arrow up to the narrow rocky trail leading up to peak! It's a fairly easy hike, up to the peak is the only real incline/climbing part and it's not too much. Enjoy and BRING EXTRA WATER it gets HOT out there even in Sept! :D

A good trail, nice and easy. Just wish there was water at the bottom.

Once you find the trail it’s nothing but awesomeness. Views, wildlife, limited foot traffic, and shade. Once you pass bear flats be prepared for an epic hike to baldy summit

This is a tough, rewarding hike. The three miles or so after Bear Flats are on a relatively steep grade and it is strenuous. It’s doable and safe, but you just have to pace yourself and take your time. Doing this hike near dawn would be preferable as the temperatures can climb in the afternoon. Also, I would recommend bringing poles for the descent—they’ll make your life a lot easier and slightly less painful. I hardly ever use poles, but I was glad I had them for the way down on this trail.

This trail is a lot less crowded than the Devil’s Backbone route, which is a plus. It seems a lot of people do it as a training hike for Whitney and Cactus to the Clouds. If you want to challenge yourself, I highly recommend it.

Beautiful waterfall but rather find a way to get to the top

I consider myself a relatively experienced hiker, having done many of the smaller peaks in the San Gabriels without much of a struggle. But this trail surely handed it to me. The elevation gain is not to be taken lightly - I started struggling about 2 miles in! I’m a 26 y/o female and this hike took me a total of 5 hours on the ascent (I had some nasty blisters to deal with, so that may have added some time), and about 3.5 hours to descend. But man, did I feel accomplished when I reached the top - it truly is a rewarding hike if you’re looking for some inner strength! Highly recommend for those looking for a challenge.

hiking
2 months ago

Easiest waterfall hike I’ve ever done. Must pass all the rocks straight through till you get to first open trail walkway on the left passing first mountain cut. Rocks were fun to jump around. Went with my 8 year old he loved it. Did it with no breaks I’d rate it easier side of moderate. . Awesome waterfall at the end with enough water to sit and soak. Can’t wait till feb or so when falls will be full.

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail. It is a brutal, gruelling hike up with about a 6000ft elevation gain in under seven miles.

This route is way more steep than the Baldy Loop (Manker Flats, Devil's Backbone, ski lifts, the Notch restaurant, etc). None of that is on the out and back trail. But it sure is beautiful and considerably less crowded.

I found this trail by mistake after summitting Mt San Antonio from the Manker Flats/ Devil's Backbone route, then mistaking Old Baldy Trail (Bear Canyon Trail) for the Baldy Bowl Trail. By the time I noticed my mistake, I was well into the descent so I decided to just go with it. I didn't realize that meant ending up in Baldy Village, about two miles downhill from where we parked. But the owner of the Baldy Lodge restaurant kindly gave us a lift back up to Manker Flats.

I'm honestly so glad we made this wrong turn, because we saw the most gorgeous views here. And we didn't see a single person on our descent in April. I came back yesterday (this time beginning on Old Baldy Trail), and the incline is a beast! There is very little shade past the first 2 miles, so facter that into your time and water planning.

If you're a real hiking fanatic, I highly recommend trying this route up Baldy. It is very trying and equally rewarding!

The trail (if you can call it that) is really difficult to find. Had to ask a couple of people coming back which way to head, and if we were going the right way. We started the hike at about 11:00 AM on a Sunday on Labor Day weekend. So it was very crowded at Lytle Creek and lots of people on the trail. The fact that there were lots of people helped getting us there. If we do again maybe go earlier. It was beautiful, not strenuous the majority of the way up, but creek bed rocks all the way until you reach the last quarter of a mile (or less) to the falls. Kinda steep and big steps over rocks. Glad I did it. Some parking is free. But some isn’t. Make sure you know that before you leave your car. They were giving tickets. We were able to ask and we parked ok. Take more than one bottle of water per person and maybe a snack.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy little hike. You can google Bonita Ranch Campgrounds and pay 5 dollars to park there and just walk straight back and follow along the mountain line and hug it until you get the opportunity to cut up. The first time i went i kept thinking id found the waterfalls but just keep going and you will see the unmistakable waterfall at the end. Careful with your footing as it is not a clear path very rocky. PLEASE TAKE YOUR TRASH WITH YOU!

on Bonita Falls Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Finally got to go this morning and I loved it. Yes it took us a while to figure out where the trail started, and since there was no one around to ask we almost gave up. Thankfully some couple showed up and led us there. You have to cross the creek and head up the trail of rocks, so where comfy or hiking shoes, just be careful. Then there’s a trail towards the left side that leads you up to the waterfall, I know there’s a lot of graffiti, in some way it helped a lil because of some arrows leading you the way, but the trash wasn’t nice seeing. I mean I’d love to chill and relax too but make sure to take your trash with you, it is disgusting seeing clothes, dirty diapers, beer bottles, broken chairs etc. Cmon peeps let’s keep it clean! But other then that I’d definitely go back and hike.

hiking
2 months ago

I have been here a few times now and really enjoy scenery. When the creek is full, it’s absolutely stunning and I love to walk through it post hike! An amazing cool down. The waterfall is beautiful and not too difficult to get to. I highly recommend!

早上5点半停好车。9:40登顶早上很舒服不热,下山比较晒,1点回到停车场。4升水。

hiking
2 months ago

It has been said that it changed its beauty due to the trash and graffiti. But we still saw how amazing it was getting there. We did a short video of our trip. https://bit.ly/2MSX59I

This was my second backpacking trip. Backpacked to Little Jimmy, setup camp, and made our way to Mt. Islip. The hike was fun and moderate. It's far into the Los Angeles Forest and takes some time to get to the parking lot. It's a great trip if you want to get away from the city. The campgrounds are well maintained and have grills, but I wouldn't recommend using the restrooms. Just handle your business in nature!

hiking
2 months ago

easy hike, not too many people were there which made it nicer.

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