Joatngna Trail (The Elfin Forest Trail)

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Joatngna Trail (The Elfin Forest Trail) is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Claremont, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This half-mile trail takes you through an area burned in the 2003 Padua Fire. As you walk, you will find yourself among pine trees and chaparral-covered hillsides. Your destination can be either the lookout to view Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy) which stands at an impressive 10,064 feet or the quarter-mile loop trail- an easy and child friendly stroll.

14 days ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Nice short trail, perfect for young children 3 and up. Not stroller friendly, bit a lot of shade, fun picnic bench at the to with a fun view. Need a forest parking pass, available at the Mt Baldy visitor center.

hiking
2 months ago

Lots of graffiti. Not a clear trail

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Perfect for the kids :)

6 months ago

walking
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10 months ago

This is a great easy hike to do and although you don't get to far away from the road. This was perfect for taking my puppy on her first hike.

10 months ago

11 months ago

This is such a beautiful area. There's a stream, which I wasn't expecting, and some cool finds like a little meadow and bits of old road. The trail is really washed out in places, but it's an easy enough area to explore. Lots of graffiti in places and some (although not excessive) trash. Other than that, I was pleasantly surprised, and I will definitely be back.

You're supposed to have an adventure pass to park, but there are other turnouts you can park in further down the hill (before you get to the signs that say you must display the pass).

11 months ago

Beautiful scenery, it had just rained so water level was high. I could not find a loop and lost the trail. I think it my be due to water level.

hiking
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

hiking
Monday, November 23, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, June 16, 2015