Boy Scout Trail Loop is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Valyermo, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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: 10.5 miles Elevation Gain: 2,375 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This group campground is located north of state highway 2 approximately 8 miles west of wrightwood, CA.

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6 months ago

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bugs
7 months ago

I did an out-and-back hike on the Boy Scout Trail (not the loop as shown on this page). The Boy Scout Trail is beautiful, but watch out for mountain bikers. They're abundant and wreckless here.

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Sat Apr 20 2019

The trail starts across the street from the parking lot with the public toilet. Has a white barrier at the start. We did the trail without that one road that ends up in a dead end and then back to the original trail and ended up doing 9.5 miles. We took the left side where the loop splits..it's downhill and pretty Rocky but nice view. After the lake the road back is in shade and forest ground, easier than going down.

Mon Oct 15 2018

The directions to the trail are a little confusing. The trail starts across from the parking lot and do not take any of the roads that lead away as indicated per gps. The Pacific crest Trail marker is there and that’s where you start the trail. It leads you to a service road. We took the service road to the left at it it’s a really beautiful trail however are you doing most of your uphill battle on the way out when you’re fatigued. We are going to try it next week and will start from the right.

Tue Jan 16 2018

it was a very good trail we started out at the visitor center and Wrightwood and hiked all the way down to Jackson Lake, so coming back was all uphill but that was a good hike

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Sun Sep 09 2012

Really enjoyed this hike. Once you get beyond the picnic crowd it is very secluded and pleasant.

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