Bailey Canyon Trail to Jones Peak

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Bailey Canyon Trail to Jones Peak is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2194 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Short and steep. I measured 8.32 miles.

The elevation gain is no joke...those switch backs and steep faces toward the top are what makes this trail "hard." Be sure your boots/shoes are as tight as possible...I wear tactical boots and my feet were a little torn up from the incline.

With that said, this is an extremely beautiful hike, saturated with wildlife -- most of it is like walking through a forest. Trail is immaculately clean and maintained, views are insane, and people are friendly. What's more? There are a ton of other trails to hook up with at the top, which can easily extend your hike another several miles/hours.

hiking
3 months ago

Breathtaking Views

4 months ago

It gets harder as you get to the peak. Very cool trail. Its enough exercise for me!

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing trail but be prepared if ur not in shape can get difficult as you get to the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Not recommended for a hot day. It was around 90 degree today, and it was challenging. First third of hike was pretty stiff, 2nd third was pretty easy, and last third has most altitude gain. There was no view due to haze.

hiking
5 months ago

Great view and hike trail.

6 months ago

During the summer, start no later than 7am so you can beat the heat. Nice view once you get to the peak.

6 months ago

Go early before it gets too hot. This is a hard trail for a beginner as I found out, but well worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

Hard !

6 months ago

Great short climb that gets the heart rate UP!

walking
6 months ago

Beautiful view and you meet people

hiking
6 months ago

For inexperienced hikers this can be a bit strenuous. A lot of switchbacks and a lot of bugs. Once you get to the top the views are great. We started at 7am and at about 9am the temperature was already rising. A great hike to knock out in a few hours since it's local.

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty tough for someone who doesn't hike often. There are lots of bugs (especially by the bench at the top), and most of the trail has no shade. The view is great, but try to go on a day when it is less hazy.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hiking trail, found a little bit tough in the very last part to the peak. Not much shade. A lot of bugs and flys during this season (which is very annoying when you make stops to take pictures:( ) oh, and I saw snakes twice the way up to the peak so I suggest to bring your pole when doing this trail.

7 months ago

Worth the drive. Great workout and very clean.

9 months ago

Steep with lots of short switchbacks. You'll be impressed with how quickly you climb up, but they views are usually pretty smoggy at the top.

10 months ago

March 19th. 1hr 31mins up & 1hr 17mins down. Tough hike that isn't crowded. Apple Watch calculated about 7 miles.

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Strenuous but beautiful.

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