Barley Flats is a 11.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Wilson, California and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is best used from March until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 11.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,047 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

partially paved

no shade

Great lightly used getaway on a pleasant, shady, lightly used trail with stunning views. The start of the trail is a set of switchbacks going up the ridge-line above the Upper Tujunga. Then it goes through a series of overgrown tunnels of scrub oaks and other tall chaparral like ceanothus, unique to this area. As you approach the highest saddle and some of best view the trails and becomes somewhat more difficult to follow. The trail steepen slightly upon nearing Barley Flats. At Barley Flats there are a lot of abandoned buildings and tall fences around the old Nike missile sight. Take a left on the main paved road and follow it downhill to Highway 2.

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
11 months ago

hiking
Mon Sep 24 2018

I hiked out to Barley Flats and back from the Angeles Crest Highway. The majority of the hike is on a old, private paved road, while the last section follows an unmaintained trail to the water tower (make sure to wear pants). It's not the most exciting hike, but the views are great. There's also no shade, so bring a hat. I only saw one person on the entire hike, aside from a helicopter, which landed at the base at Barley Flats.

hiking
Fri Nov 17 2017

A good section of this trail is now closed.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
Sun Mar 01 2015