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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.

Great hike and great scenery. Went up I e House and back on Chapman. Chapman had some narrow, steep parts but very doable. Had some rain but Trail was fine.

Great hike! The 9.5 mile loop took me 5.5 hours, hiking at a brisk pace with several rest stops. I took devils backbone up and came down baldy bowl, a direction I'd recommend as the trail up baldy bowl is quite steep and was able to better appreciate the forest scenery coming down and less out of breath. Also be aware, the access road is quite steep. Make sure your brakes are in good condition!

hiking
1 day ago

Good strenuous hike and nice views, but very crowded during the weekend..

Camped at Manker Flats. Arrived around noon on a Friday so there were still plenty of campsites. It did fill up by early evening. It was loud most of the night. Crowded campground with lots of noisy foul mouthed gangster wannabes. They think they are the only people on earth. They were still going at 4am. Car alarms, lights shining into tent, radios and loud mufflers kept us awake much of the night. Even the boulders in the nice mountain stream are covered with graffiti. No cell service on Verizon or T Mobile. Bathrooms a mess. There are several little motels in nearby Mt Baldy. May be a better option. Okay now for the hike:-) After very little sleep started the hike at 6am with a 35lb pack. This was a Whitney practice hike. I was able to walk from the campsite to the trailhead. The loop I hiked starts and ends on the same fireroad. Went up the Baldy Bowl trail. It was steep but fun. The ski hut was interesting. I didn't go in but people were coming out with cups of coffee. There were a couple of small streams still running just past the ski hut. Summited around 9:30. It was definitely cooler and windy at summit. Great views. Took Devils Backbone toward Baldy Notch with a short detour over to Mt Hayward peak. It was worth the little extra effort. Short parts of the trail are very narrow with steep drops off the side. Once at the ski lifts you can stop here to eat and refill water. They have fun little restaurant. From here you can also take a ski lift back down and shave off over 3 miles. I took a short break and hiked down the fire road. It was long, hot and a bit boring. The San Antonio falls near the end were still running and fun to see. Overall a fun hike. The fire road was my least favorite part.

mountain biking
1 day ago

killer Incline at the beginning of the hike. Got lost finding the Mine ended up coming out a different trail. All n' all amazing workout!

Nice but no view. It was hot yesterday but there was a breeze. Good for an exercise.

hiking
2 days ago

This was a great hike, but if you blink, you'll miss the area where you're supposed to stop and park. Got there round 730, hike took a cpl of hours. To get to the base of the waterfall, you have to go down a cpl of slopes with less than ideal footing, but there are ropes there and they help. I personally woulda got lost on the way back if it wasn't for the person I was with, but I would do this one again. Oh, and the waterfall is pretty kickass. Def majestic and stuff

hiking
2 days ago