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    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Mt. Wilson Toll Road Climb

    about 4 years ago

    The Mt Wilson Toll Road is definitely a training hike. There are much prettier trails (such as the Chantry Flats trail which I loved). It is 18 miles and the gain is consistently 500 feet per mile. It is fire road the entire way and the middle third is pretty and shaded, but the beginning and end is all exposed. Lots of beautiful views. It passes through Henninger Flats at 2.7 miles which is a nice place, but no water there - so make sure you carry enough to get you to the top where you can refill. If you haven't been to the top of Mt Wilson, it's a little anticlimatic, with a big parking lot. But there is a nice restroom and a small cafe with nice views. It's very popular from the beginning to Henninger (parking is not easy), where most people stop. After that we just saw a couple of mountain bikers and one runner.

    Suzanne Jacobs completed Mt. Wilson Toll Road Climb

    about 4 years ago

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Cucamonga Peak Trail

    about 4 years ago

    This is a beautiful trail with a great variety of scenery and terrain. It is mostly shaded. There is one section where some loose rock has covered the trail and it is difficult to follow for a bit, but since the creek bed runs along the trail, as long as you stay along the creek bed, you should find the trail again easily. We arrived at 7:30 on a Sunday and although the lot was pretty full, there was parking.

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Red Rock Canyon Short Loop

    about 4 years ago

    This is a simple and beautiful hike - more like a nice walk on the fire road, but fantastic scenery. We extended the loop some, probably by about 2 miles all together, but if we had the time would have liked to go much further. Next time.

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed San Jacinto Peak from The Tramway

    about 4 years ago

    If you're out in the desert and need a reprieve from the desert heat - this is a great way to do it. Some fantastic scenery and a really nice trail. The only part I didn't like was the tram. We were on the first one (8 am). It was full and the crowd was all hikers so that part was fine. On the way back however, packed with screaming kids. It was miserable. Assuming it's not crazy hot, I rpobably would hike the entire way next time.

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Mount Wilson Loop via Chantry Flats

    about 4 years ago

    I loved this hike - challenging but some great variety of terrain and scenery. Nice and shady too. It is busy, so if you don't want to walk a mile up the road to the trailhead, get there early.

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Vernal and Nevada Falls (The Mist) Trail

    about 4 years ago

    I love this trail - it is so beautiful, just very crowded. You're often in a queue waiting to go up. Best in the off season. We usually do it as a loop up the mist trail and down John Muir.

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Yosemite Falls Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Suzanne Jacobs completed Yosemite Falls Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Turtlehead Peak Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Very nice hike with beautiful scenery (I think all in Red Rock Canyon are). Not particularly difficult, just keep in mind how hot it can get.

    Suzanne Jacobs completed Turtlehead Peak Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Mount Lukens via Stone Canyon

    about 4 years ago

    Not one of my favorites, if you're close by, looking to get a workout and some views in, it'll do the job, but I would not go out of my way for it. Wish I had seen the advise about wearing long pants before I did it. The trail is not maintained and there is a lot of brush to walk through. By the end, my legs were all scratched up and it was starting to sting. I think there is only one tree on the entire trail - so bring plenty of water and sun protection.

    Suzanne Jacobs completed Mount Lukens via Stone Canyon

    about 4 years ago

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Bulldog Loop

    about 4 years ago

    This is a nice hike, particularly on a day that is not too hot. It's mostly in the sun and the only difficult part is up Bulldog, which is a steep fireroad which never seems to end and is covered with MTBers flying down. So keep your head up. Other than that section, the rest is very pleasant and alternates between trail and fireroad. On a clear day, the ocean views and sandstone formations are gorgeous. If it's a sunny day, I recommend starting as close to Bulldog as you can, so you get that part done with before the day gets too hot. We finished in just under 6 hours taking about 3 breaks.

    Suzanne Jacobs completed Bulldog Loop Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Big Sycamore Canyon Trail

    about 4 years ago

    This is a very enjoyable hike - as long as you have a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water. It's almost all exposed and a lot of fire road. Not particularly difficult and some beautiful scenery.

    Suzanne Jacobs completed Big Sycamore Canyon Loop Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Sherwin Lakes Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Beautiful little hike, well shaded, good scenery and a nice workout. There is some elevation gain, and being in Mammoth, of course it's starting at altitude, so if you're not accustomed to it, you're definitely going to feel it. But there are respites from the uphill and once to the lake, we really enjoyed wandering around and exporing the area. I've heard next time we need to continue on to Valentine Lake - and am looking forward to doing that.

    Suzanne Jacobs completed Sherwin Lakes Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Vincent Gap to Mt. Baden-Powell Trail

    about 4 years ago

    This is a nice hike - mostly shaded, which was really nice on a hot August day and with the elevation, the temperature was nice. It was about 95 in the SFV, and about 75 there. It's not particularly hard, it's just constant. For the 4 miles up, I don't think there was a single moment of flat or descent. It's not particularly steep, so the descent is easy, but it is constant. And although the summit is beautiful, all the switchbacks up the same side of the mountain get a little boring. I'm not sure I would make the 50+ mile drive on Angeles Crest Highway to do it again.

    Suzanne Jacobs completed Gaylor Lakes Trail

    about 4 years ago

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Gaylor Lakes Trail

    about 4 years ago

    This is a beautiful little hike with big reward for the effort. It's not very long, but it starts climbing almost immediately and being that it starts at about 10,000 ft in elevation - you feel it right away. We drove straight from LA the day we did the hike and were sucking wind on the way up. The lake is gorgeous and truly has subalpine lake feel.

    Suzanne Jacobs reviewed Clouds Rest

    about 4 years ago

    Beautiful trail - the summit is intimidating and definitely not for those with a fear of heights, but even if you don't quite get to the very top, there are stunning views of the Valley.