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Best trails in Mount Wilson Trail Park

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Looking for a great trail in Mount Wilson Trail Park, California? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 8 hard trails in Mount Wilson Trail Park ranging from 5.3 to 19.7 miles and from 954 to 5,705 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Mount Wilson Trail Park
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Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Top trails (11)
#1 - Bailey Canyon Trail to Jones Peak
Mount Wilson Trail Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Bailey Canyon Trail to Jones Peak is a 6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily usShow more
#2 - First Water via Mount Wilson Trail
Mount Wilson Trail Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
First Water via Mount Wilson Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail isShow more
#3 - Orchard Camp via Mt Wilson Trail
Mount Wilson Trail Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 56 m
The first half of the trail to Mount Wilson, an old camp used by Mr Wilson himself. The trail was originally built by Benjamin Davis Wilson, who was the grandfather of General George S. Patton aroundShow more
#4 - Manzanita Ridge via Mt. Wilson Trail
Mount Wilson Trail Park
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 6 h 26 m
Manzanita Ridge via Mt. Wilson Trail is a 9.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The traShow more
#5 - Mount Wilson via Little Santa Anita Canyon
Mount Wilson Trail Park
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Length: 15.1 mi • Est. 9 h 6 m
NOTE: There may be periodic road closures leading to this trail. Check traffic reports to for current conditions. Also due to covid19 the cafe and observatory are closed as of June 2020. Show more
#6 - Jones Peak Loop
Mount Wilson Trail Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 50 m
It is advisable to do this route clockwise. There is a very steep section leading up to Jones Peak that would be difficult to go down. There is some scrambling necessary to reach the summit.Show more
#7 - Mount Wilson Trail to Bailey Canyon Loop
Mount Wilson Trail Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m
This trail starts off at Mount Wilson trailhead, then cuts over to Bailey Canyon via Jones Peak Trail. The cut over trail is not often used. Last segment you walk on a street through a very pleasant nShow more
#8 - Mount Wilson via Sierra Madre with Jones Peak and Bailey Canyon Loop
Mount Wilson Trail Park
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Length: 14.9 mi • Est. 9 h
This is a strenuous, scenic and long hike that takes you through various microclimates and environments. It's a good training hike if you're looking to log some hefty distance and serious elevation gaShow more
#9 - Bailey Canyon Trail to Mount Wilson Road and Trail Loop
Mount Wilson Trail Park
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 7 h 38 m
This trail goes up Bailey Canyon, then across the ridge to Mount Hoffman. From there you can clearly see the Mont Wilson road and a small trail heading over to the road. You will need to scramble up tShow more
#10 - Bailey Canyon Nature Trail
Mount Wilson Trail Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 58 m
This route follows two trails in Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park: The Live Oak Interpretive Trail, a fairly level single-track through an oak grove; and the Canyon View Nature Trail, which leads to a 35Show more
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