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Nice views ! Great place to bring your dog

good hiking trail for all level.

Beautiful views and very peaceful!

Trail was closed today due to maintenance/weather

consistent climb and well groomed. beautiful photo ops along the way. not recommended when it rains as it gets muddy fast.

This place is great for family hikes, easy and fun for kids...one big main trail and small fun rigid trails cut through it.

I went yesterday March 06, 2018. I was the only person in the whole trail all day which is fully covered in snow. (A few dry patches here and there) First 2/3’s of the hike, the trail is easy to figure out, just follow all the footprints from previous hikers. There was snow recently, so the last third was difficult. No trail to be found, sometimes I followed footprints that randomly stopped somewhere. Had to take shortcuts, deep snow in some areas, I fell quite a lot. Wearing crampons for 16 miles takes its toll, eventually I made it right before sunset due to a late start, at 9:30 am thanks to horrible traffic since I drove from San Diego. Cold at the top, took pics, went down immediately, my fingers were getting numb and darkness was coming in fast. Back to my car right after midnight. The first and last thirds have switchbacks, sometimes steep. It was a tough day.

beautiful hike with snow:) we didnt go all the way to the pacific crest trail sign but still did most of it. you do need an adventure pass for this when there is snow.

This was a nice stroll to the crest that overlooks the lake, going in late February was perfect weather. Plenty of dogs on this trail.

Did this on Presidents’ Day 2018. There was snow at the trail head and it snowed on us when we first started. We didn’t need the crampons until about 8000. We didn’t make it to the top because of the storm that rolled in. The hike was beautiful, especially in the snow.

this is a great walking trail. perfect for beginners, bike riding, dogs, kids, and anyone who just enjoy quiet nature. It doesn't get too crowded and is always clean and peaceful. lots of shade and trees and grass. I grew up In la verne and have been coming to this trail for years and it's still just as beautiful as it's always been. especially after rainfall. Very easy but very peaceful

I would rate this as an easy hike. Very easy to follow & it was more like 3 miles out and back from Mount Lowe. Very much a walk than a hike in my opinion. Lots of fresh bear scats when we were up there.

I think we went the "hard" way lol 6.7 miles Mt Lowe rd to Mt Lowe West trail. Up and up ass burner to the peak. a single swing was there. It was a beautiful day. Fun hike with Vista look outs.


I’ve done this trail numerous times. It’s always a pleasure. Great for walking the dog or taking a jog.

I really enjoyed this hike with my wife. There is tree coverage in certain parts of the trail as well. We started the hike past the golf course where there is a dirt parking lot at the end of the road. It's an easy hike.

Great place for a hike! Love Palos Verdes and the amazing views!

Easy Trail to walk or jog. Kid friendly and enjoyed the scene.

Beautiful well maintained trails with fantastic views of the ocean. Most of the trails seemed pretty easy. It is definitely hard to find close parking if you are not there early. Good trail for walking dogs.

had to do this by myself cuz I was late to meet up with my group but it didn't stop me I made it and I didn't die!

Conditions as of Feb 4, 2018: Snow above 8,200 with microspikes necessary above 8,500. Perfect for glissading between switchbacks!

1 month ago

Great for all ages

1 month ago

For my second hike it was easy enough for both me and my husky(on leash). We got to see the lake and made the full circle back to the entrance. That last hill to the main street gets you heart going right at the end. There was a good amount of people for the time we went (nice people) and some people on bikes. Be mindful of the horse droppings as they are all over the trials.

Did this trail on 2/2/2018 and it was a gorgeous day to be up in the mountains. I only saw one other hiker the whole day and had the summit to myself. A couple of things to note as in one of the previous reviews there is still snow on the trail above 8,000 ft. After passing Limber Pines I used my micro spikes the rest of the way up. The views are definitely worth it from the top!

This is a gorgeous trail that has steady, not very steep incline for 7.7 miles (there are few patches of steep ones). The hike would have been easier and more enjoyable if there was no snow on the trail. Mid section was covered in ice and the higher elevation was covered in powder snow, which made the hike extra tiring ... Do not attempt this hike during winter without microspikes /crampons and hiking polls ! Follow the footsteps of previous hikers if you don’t want to submerge in snow. The powder, which by the time we were heading back became slush, was not fun at all and was pretty dangerous!
The view at the top ? Sooo worth it - you can see Mt Gorgonio in front of you, Big Bear etc... Sense of accomplishment was pretty big :)! We couldn’t stay at the top for too long though because we wanted to make it back before it got dark! Total hike was 15.5 miles with 9 hrs moving time (10 total)... all and all this was a great hike!

Nice easy trail. Arrive early to beat the crowds. We started at about 7:30 & had the trail to ourselves but by the time we finished there were lots of people & we were being constantly buzzed by mountain bikes (even though there last fews miles they're supposed to go 3mph…)

Great hike

mountain biking
1 month ago

used this trail for biking and hiking for last 16 years. after a bad crash in chantry flats I quit for awhile. but I got a new bike, and i'm back. trails for great last week. conditions are nice. good size crowd. doing upper section next week. this is always my go to trail for a nice mountain bike ride for some lite cardio. lower half is shaded. entrance close to via de mansion.

Pretty easy hike with a few off-shoot trails to choose from if you wanted to. Not too much of an incline, but a good, long walk. We did the full loop and a small off-shoot loop for the swing area (had a picnic lunch here too) and did around 7 1/4 miles from start to finish. Highly recommended, beautiful views. There were a couple areas that look like they may have been washed out from the rain we had a few days earlier, so I’d avoid taking small children or pets in those areas. They only had about a 12-15” wide walkway in those areas, although they were very small lengths to travel.

2 months ago

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