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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.

Well, I did the alternative two days ago. I went up hill via Register ridge and down hill via ski hut trail. weather forecast showed 30 F on top and 20 mph. This already makes the summit and also the Register Ridge part freezing. I was glad to have gloves and wind jacket with me. Also due to the cold temperature the water consumption decrease. 0.8 L in total I think. There were also streams near ski hut. So actually one can bring less if trying to filter the water.

13 hours ago

Hikes this in September and the bugs were thick and persistent! It was pretty, but I don't think I'd hike it again due to the bugs.

23 hours ago

Absolutely amazing. Beautiful views, devils backbone is a must.

Because I was late getting to the trail head and was on a bit of a time crunch, I started the hike from the top of the ski lift. It is still very challenging from there but definitely good if you're short on time. Total time was 4.5hrs. I absolutely loved the hike and would definitely recommend. I plan on going back and doing the full hike (sans lift) soon.My only warning to folks would be to pay attention to the weather and dress accordingly. There were moments on Devil's Backbone where the wind was very strong and bitterly cold. I saw several folks turn around because they weren't dressed appropriately.

We did this trail today for the second time. The grade is fine and the trail is easy to follow. We prefer to follow the PCT a bit longer than this map suggests, but we still end up at the junction with the fire road that takes us to the top.

Not easy. Moderate. I clocked 12k steps round trip, about 6 miles. Steady uphill climb. Beautiful trail, well maintained. Lots of friendly hikers.

unbelievable.....beautiful hike and wonderful views

1 day ago

Great beginner spot to backpack there's firings but you got to have a fire permit there's running water at Little Jimmy springs that is drinkable without a filter ration system there is a lot of shade on the campgrounds there are two ways. I've getting to the campgrounds from the 2 freeway Park at islip saddle and from the 210 freeway Park at Crystal Lake

It is tough but worth the view

1 day ago

How did Chuck get in? Did he trespass?