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The Angeles National Forest offers natural environments, spectacular scenery, developed campgrounds and picnic areas, swimming, fishing, skiing and the solitude of quiet wilderness areas. Trails winding throughout the forest accommodate hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and off-highway vehicle enthusiasts.

Claremont Loop 5 mile trail. Easy to moderate trail. 2 parking lots - $3 weekday. Many people on this trail. Went up the Burbank Canyon trail with city view - easy to moderate. Few benches along the way. Markers at every 1/2 mile. Well marked trail - cannot get lost. Covered benches at the top. Came down the Cobal trail - easy with shade from the trees. Nice easy trail.

perfect day out there today! yes, there is still some snow to walk through but very doable with hiking/trail shoes.

Great hike! Trail is a little steep on the way up, but completely worth it. I would head out early to avoid large crowds! Great views of Mt. Baldy. Will definitely be doing this hike again!

This was my first hike to Baldy's summit, and boy, did I pick a day. It was the 5th annual "Climb for Heroes," a fundraising event to support veterans and active duty service members. While it's a great cause and event, it's a bad time to hike Baldy if you're looking for some peace and quiet. Hundreds of people participated in the event. Still, the conditions were perfect, although a bit chilly on the summit. Considering it was my first attempt at Baldy, I decided to take the chair lift up and down. It saved me quite a bit of time -- and about 6 miles. Next time I'll try the Baldy Bowl route.