Islip Saddle to Little Jimmy Campground and Mt. Islip

MODERATE 41 reviews
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Islip Saddle to Little Jimmy Campground and Mt. Islip is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Wilson, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1614 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from La Canada, CA: Follow Angeles Crest Highway to Islip Saddle (about 1 mile east of the tunnels). Park there and follow the Pacific Crest Trail up an easy grade 2.1 miles to Little Jimmy Campground, a favorite overnight stop for backpackers. A National Forest Adventure Pass is required for your vehicle while parked in this area.

hiking
14 days ago

Moderate incline, beautiful views. Trail can get a little narrow but never scary. Will definitely camp next time. Campsite looked very spacious and comfortable - lots of bear-safe food containers, fire pits, picnic tables, toilets etc. Also close to the fresh water spring.

backpacking
15 days ago

I've done this trip a few times and so far it's one of my favorite. The spring is flowing, large campsite with plenty of trees for hammocks.

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4 months ago

When here on two backpacking trips so far. It's only a 2 and a half mike hike to camp (wish it was longer). Went one year in the summer and one year in the winter where there was snow everywhere. The snow trek was dangerous if you don't have crampons. I will go here often!

hiking
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backpacking
6 months ago

We did this trail with my son's Boy Scout troop last October (2016) as a one night beginner backpacking overnight for the new scouts. It was great! Good variety of ascent, descent, narrows, and just enough strain to make it some work, but not too much for the new guys. We got the camp site we wanted up at the top away from the rest. Great hikes and views in the area, good water source down the trail from the camp site. I'd say the only negative was the bathrooms, but it is camping after all, and the camp fire ban - but that's no one's fault.

7 months ago

backpacking
8 months ago

For local hiking and camping this place is great. Picnic tables, firepit, stoves and vault toured
toilets, plus ample spaces for camping. Not much hiking distance to hit the campsite. Love this place.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful quiet tranquil The snow and cool gentle breeze through the pine trees makes it mesmerizing and fragrant.