hiking
scramble
1 day ago

Loved this hike! It was pretty easy but still a workout with a super cool surprise at the end. Some scramble so wear good shoes.

besides carless people that trash the place, this is a great trail becaise most of the time ylu can go down to the river and cool down, take bug spray and watvh out for rattle snakes!i ran into 2 that were well over 2 feet long, as lobg as you dont bother them they wont do anything, they tend to run away when they see you.

The 2 is open again!

This review is for Monday, June 1st 2020. Warm, lots of sun exposure, semi-clear skies and good air quality. Snow was minimal and only in small patches near the very summit. First off, yes this trail is hard, but do-able depending on your conditioning. It’s an excellent trail to train on for more strenuous hike such as the Eastern Sierra’s. I’ve done this trail before to Dawson Peak. I’d like to use this route as an alternative route to Mount Baldy summit. The route starts at Acorn Trail. You can park in the neighborhood, just below the TH. You’ll need to walk up the residential road about a a quarter mile before you reach the TH which is marked with a big PCT welcome sign. Follow the trail marker sign and you’ll see a nice wood pile marker with Acorn Trail sign. From here it’s a consistent incline with few switchbacks for about 2.5 miles up to converge with a wide fire-road which is the PCT. The trail up is nice and wooded with lots of shade and great views overlooking Wrightwood. Once on the PCT (staying to your right from Acorn Trail) it’s about a half mile to the Big Sheep Wilderness sign. From this point, you will see the ridge line trail to Pine Mountain. The summit is mostly visible. You’ll descend about 200 feet from the PCT and then begin a gradual incline up the ridge. About half a mile along the ridge the elevation changes quickly and the grade becomes extreme. For the next mile you will be going straight up, with virtually no sun shade, across the narrow ridge line which requires some scrambling across loose shale and gravel. There’s some exposure, but barely approaching a class 3 scramble. Helmets might be desired if in bigger groups to protect from small falling rocks, but not required. There are two areas which require some caution and careful footing. Once you complete this, the trail opens up into a wide wooded area with some switchbacks up the remaining 500+ feet to the summit which overlooks Dawson Peak with an amazing view of Baldy. Along the way we hit some remaining snow patches, but not enough to require micro spikes. There is a summit log in a red canister near the rock pile at the summit but no visible marker. All-in-all, a strenuous hike with amazing views. Due to the snow melt, there were more insects around the wooded summit so you may want to bring some Repel wipes if you don’t like dealing with with flying bugs and mosquitoes. Round trip was 6 hours, we were moving pretty slow at an average of 1.8 mph.

hiking
bugs
rocky
3 days ago

Beautiful hike up to PCT Very steep incline all the way up, be prepared for a workout. Not to many people just locals that are very friendly. Park at the corner of Finch and Acorn And walk up the road which is already a workout in itself. The est time here is wrong I think, I only went to where PCT meets and time was definately off.

hiking
washed out
3 days ago

Awesome trail, some rough patches along the way but other than that it was worth the sunburn lol

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful....Trail has amazing scenic views. Dirt road is nice but has a lot of loose rocks so be careful. Nice warm sunny day but there was a nice mountain breeze that kept us cool. We brought our own lunch and hooked our hammock at the Mine. Remember to pick up ur trash. It was lovely with 2 other couples but it started to get crowed so we decided to leave...will do this again and explore the mine next.

I would recommend this trail for a more experience hiker. It was not moderate as rated on the app. As a beginner hiker it was pretty hard going up. The trail was rocky and steep but I took my time. My time to complete this was about 5 hours. Great work out! My dog loved it!!

road biking
bugs
4 days ago

Really nice and beautiful hike. Lots of bugs so bring spray. The portion to get to the top is not a marked trail, you just gotta go up a steep hill on a turn then it’s flat

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike, great view, great photo opportunities but I would have enjoyed it a lot more with out all of the graffiti.

Trip report from 5/30: Park at the intersection of Acorn Drive and Finch where there's a small parking area and a few other places to pull off the road. Then continue along the road past all of the signs; we saw plenty of people around their homes and everyone was friendly. At the end of the drive, there were chalk markings drawn to indicate the start of Acorn Trail (along with wood signs further along). First couple of miles are steep. The trail climbs 1,500ft in 2.1 miles before connecting with the PCT. From here, you pass a memorial and reach a junction with multiple trails. Others have indicated in their reviews that you take the left trail, but this is not the trail that is marked on the AllTrails map. We took it anyway and had to turn around after ~0.25 miles because it was badly overgrown with harsh thistle (though by the looks of it, this path would take you to the top of Wright Mountain.) After turning around and meeting back up with the PCT, we followed the PCT route along the path highlighted by the AllTrails map. If you do this, you reach a junction with Backbone Trail where the map will have you basically bulldoze northward up the hill on no trail up to Wright Mountain. Rather than do this, we stopped at the junction and had lunch on a flat part of the road trail. Every other group that passed by us while we ate was equally confused about where the trail was supposed to go. We would see them try to find a way up based on the map, come back down, then continue along the trail they were on, turn back around, etc. No signage whatsoever. We decided to stick to the road on our return trip before reconnecting at the PCT/Acorn Trail junction. That particular route has some really nice views. Overall, worth the trouble for views of Angeles Crest, Baden-Powell, and San Gorgonio. Just tricky to navigate and you may not reach the endpoint as designated on the map.

off trail
over grown
rocky
5 days ago

The 1st 2 miles in are a shit show, trash everywhere, zero hiking etiquette and again fucking trash everywhere. Got there around 630am regular parking lot was full so just parked in a Designated area! (holy cow people just parked wherever they want). The hike itself isn't that challenging it's finding the correct path once you split from the bridge to nowhere trail. lots of river crossing so bring extra socks or water shoes. My group of 5 got there around 930am with no one insight! the fall itself is beautiful and cold . We took some pictures, snacked, and then left overall maybe 45mins spent there. I didn't see to much trash at the fall mainly just orange peels, people did carve into the trees in front of the falls which angers me greatly. when leaving we did see 2 other groups heading towards the fall, idk they actually found it tho. My advice, get there early early early early!

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
5 days ago

Thought this was rated easy but agree that it is moderate due to the rocks and several places with more difficult steps up. Deer Bush growing across trail in a few places. Loved the beautiful view at the top and appreciated a bench to sit on and enjoy it. Took the PCT back down and very quick and easy that way. Saw a little King snake! Very cool.

Please people, pick up your garbage, it is very sad to see these beautiful places full of garbage, please be more aware, let's keep these beautiful places clean !!

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
rocky
7 days ago

Kids loved this. Several other trail options unmarked! We made our own adventure!

hiking
11 days ago

Best hike I’ve ever been on.

Arrived about 7a on a Friday and got the last parking spots in the lot. Lots of space to hike but so much trash. I could not believe the disrespect people have for our outdoor spaces. Pack out what you pack in- if not don’t go! There was trash all over the roads, the trail, and bathrooms. The trail was great. Took our time and relaxed at the falls. Unfortunately, it got packed on our way out of the falls. By the time we finished and headed out the lot was full and parking was piled down the side of the road for about 2 miles.

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