Claremont Hills Wilderness Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Claremont, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
846 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Parking fee is $5 during the week and $7 on weekends

1 day ago

Super easy. Mostly a fireroad hike.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful hike.

hiking
15 days ago

Convenient trail for people who don’t wanna drive to the boonies to hike and a good workout. The trail have distance markers which makes it an excellent place for timed training

15 days ago

Amazing Hiking Trail !

get way together back in shape

hiking
22 days ago

It’s a good Hike it’s not for beginners or older dogs. Bring plenty of water.

1 month ago

well maintained trail with amenities along the hike fire road stroller family friendly dog on leash. Moderate elevation gain great workout.
Plenty parking $7 wknds $5 wkdays on location kiosk. Lots Panoramic Vistas of IE. Plenty of sitting benches along trail. Enjoyed the trail

1 month ago

Oct. 2018: Great trail. if you are a beginner beware and give yourself at least 2 hrs. There is a fee of $5-7 Dollars. If you are not out of the parking lot by 6 p.m you will get a parking ticket. If you get locked in the parking lot be prepared to pay a fine. I remember when it was a free trail and you didn't have to worry much about fees, tickets or fines. But it's a great trail. Recently went on a hike and came across a few turantulas, squirrels and baby deer. They are harmless if you keep to yourself and treck on. You will also frequent a lot of older people who ride up and down the mountain like no one's business. They may either make you feel like wuses or inspire you to treck harder...none the less they are always nice and they always say hello. In the end, it's worth it once you complete it. Welp, I'll leave you to it! peace

trail running
1 month ago

It’s a good trail! You have to pay for parking and starting OCTOBER 1,2018 the price of parking will go up to $5 and on Saturday and Sunday will be $7 in the morning! Soooo I most likely won’t be here. That’s a bit ridiculous. Other than that it $3 and $5 on weekends! It’s not many rocks which I like and tells you how far you have gone! Enjoy

1 month ago

Parking lot and trail close at 7 in September

hiking
2 months ago

Fun. Nice views.

2 months ago

It was ok

hiking
2 months ago

Great loop trail. Start left at the fork for a slightly more difficult hike. You’ll start with a steady, steep incline but you’ll be rewarded with a more flat and shaded descent.

2 months ago

This trail was difficult but so worth it

hiking
2 months ago

such a hard hike but totally worth it.

mountain biking
2 months ago

pretty boring fire road loop. not a bad workout but steep and just ok. I much recommend marshall canyon as a starting point, then ride to the top of the loop and back down.

hiking
2 months ago

The views are breathe taking. Make sure to clearly display your parking receipt!!!

2 months ago

parking can be an issue at some times

2 months ago

Great work out !! Nice early in the am.

3 months ago

very nice. depending when you go it can get a little crowded.

trail running
3 months ago

Tried this trail for the first time and really liked it. I read other reviews that suggested to go left. That was a good call! The left has little to no shade and a greater incline. You'll appreciate the shade on the last leg of your run/hike. There is a fee to park $3 weekdays /$5 weekend and I saw staff checking car windows to see if they paid it not.

mountain biking
3 months ago

This is a great place for beginner to intermediate hikers. This is a higher traffic trail, but it still gives you a great taste for the wilderness.

4 months ago

Love this hike! Take my pitbull at least once a month. My favorite time to go is right before sunset. Great views of the valley and IE, on a clear day you can even see the LA skyline! Have seen many deer

hiking
4 months ago

My hike was in mid-July so I got on the trail by 7:00am to beat the heat.
This is a wide well maintained trail good for all types of hiking. Two pay-parking lots (upper and lower) are available just south of the trail head and can accommodate over 300 vehicles for a flat fee of $3.00 for 4 hours. I recommend beginning the trail on your left as you enter the gate from the upper parking lot. The trail will head towards the west for about one mile and then turn north for a mile. At the two-mile point you will have reached the pinnacle of the trail and the best is ahead! As you descend the remaking 2.7 miles, there will be an abundance of shade to enjoy as you finish up.

4 months ago

Fully exposed with little shade. Trail is well marked, clean and busy.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice workout. Went to the left, pretty good workout. Lots of other people but generally polite. Parking fee but totally worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

I have done this one several times and really enjoy it. It's more a family trail in my opinion than anything. Nothing too too strenuous but there are some parts of it that will get your blood flow going. A few friends and I decided we would run this about a month ago and while the young buck did the entire thing no sweat, the rest of us had to walk certain points. It's a great way to stay in shape though with just enough uphill and down. The views are great the entire time and the gazebo at the top makes for a good little resting spot.
I recommend taking the first left. Its a little more uphill at first but the last mile or two is easier and you'll get shade later on in the hike. Bring plenty of water!
Weekends are filled up so I recommend getting there early and there is a small fee for parking as well.
If you're bringing the pups, they are welcomed but make sure they are on a leash or the rangers will issue a ticket.

Hope you enjoy!

hiking
5 months ago

Go down Burbank Trail. It's more of a workout due to it being very steep.

hiking
5 months ago

Enjoyable day hike w/great scenery

hiking
5 months ago

The left side is harder to go up, but its rewarding at the end... you get shade on the way down.

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