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Bailey Canyon Trail to Jones Peak

HARD 486 reviews
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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 used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,273 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Record crowds. Dragon fruit and pork chops and home roasted peanuts Sitka and Acorn Apples and pears See God Hike Like a Girl Deer scrambling down the mountainside

hiking
1 month ago

If you get started at or before sunrise this hike is about 95% shade, but fairly steep. There are a whole lot of switch backs and the view is only okay until you get about .10 of a mile from Mount Jones, but looking back toward the mountains is lovely. 4/5 of it starts at sunrise, probably a 3/5 any other time of day.

hiking
2 months ago

tough climb, don't feel like you are away with the city view everywhere. cloudy day kept the bugs and heat away

Day was overcast, perfect to hike. Started at 7:45am reached the peak at 9:15. Descending was not bad but started to feel the heat on the last mile.

hiking
3 months ago

made it to Jones Peak hot hot hot

Picked this trail for shade and a workout. Got both ! Left at 8 am would not want to leave any later in the summer ! Overall trail delivered on its promise!

hiking
3 months ago

excellent workout . waterfall didn't get to see took diff route but peak was

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Challenging trail

hiking
3 months ago

Butt kicker in the heat

hiking
4 months ago

Fun hike with decent shade in the morning. Gradual to steep incline. Quail, lizards, and some persistent bugs.

Start early, there are plenty of stretches with direct sunlight. For the most part, we had some decent shade coverage since the trail hugs the mountain and we started a bit earlier. Lots of switchbacks. Sticks might be a good idea depending on your experience but not needed. Views were awesome! Lots of flowers at the top and a nice bench to sit on and soak up the view.

hiking
4 months ago

Started hiking at 9AM and there was a fair amount of shade throughout the hike. The earlier the better if you don’t wanna get fried. Follow the sign for the waterfall and don’t turn right at the nature trail. The summit hike forks off a little after passing the sign for the waterfall hike. The way up took 1.5 hours and the way down took 1 hour. I saw four different snakes on the trail so make sure to keep a healthy awareness of your surroundings. None were rattlers so that’s a plus. The various flowers along the hike were nice and the view at the top is definitely worth the effort. No trekking poles needed on my end. Enjoy!

hiking
bugs
no shade
4 months ago

Amazing hike, with breathtaking views. Recommend bring lots of water bc it is a pretty good workout. The shade is mostly toward the base and it is somewhat steep.

hiking
4 months ago

It was a beautiful trail, variety of flowers. We went on a day with cloud cover and it was cool from 7-10 am. The peak was above the clouds and views were amazing. It took 1.5 hrs to get up and 1 hr on the way down with trekking poles to help with speed on the way down.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

It's a steep climb up, so be ready for a climb. There's tons of wildlife and plants.

hiking
bugs
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
bugs
no shade
5 months ago

A lot of wild flowers today alongside the trail as well as at the top.

The trail was all the way shaded from 6:00-9:00am due to the angle of sun, except for the first mile and for around the top. Great view at the top.

hiking
5 months ago

wonderful little trail. good work out and views. highly recommended.

hiking
5 months ago

Wonderful experience, appealing to your eyes and nice workout!

hiking
5 months ago

This is definitely a good hike for conditioning. I have a backpacking trip next weekend, so I packed up all my stuff and carried it to Jones Peak to get in some practice with all the weight. The steady incline really is good for anyone wanting to push themselves to build up stamina and strength. It was cloudy at the top for me! There’s shade sparsely throughout the trail, so maybe not the best hike to do on a very hot day. Also - lots of wildflowers!! Pretty sure I even saw Calochortus plummerae, which is a super fun one!

hiking
5 months ago

good workout....humbling....great views! great for working on building endurance.

hiking
bugs
no shade
6 months ago

The trail was very well maintained and provided a great challenge for the day. It was a steady incline most of the way that increased toward the top. The views were beautiful even though it was foggy and the wild flowers along the trail were so beautiful! Hoping to come back up on a day that is clear to really be able to enjoy the view from the peak.

Beautiful trail! Will be back soon! Trails of the Angeles #34

hiking
rocky
washed out
6 months ago

Great evening yesterday after a thunderstorm. Trail was a bit washed out in places, but still in good shape. Great views and cool weather

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