Jones Peak Loop is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length5.3 miElevation gain2,513 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingMountain bikingDog friendlyViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyScrambleNo shade
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FIRE CLOSURE: As of February 2021 there are closures in this park or area due to wildfire. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/angeles/alerts-notices. It is advisable to do this route clockwise. There is a very steep section leading up to Jones Peak that would be difficult to go down. There is some scrambling necessary to reach the summit.

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Gabriela Castro
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Awesome!

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Ralph Guerrero
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Went the hard way up to Jones Peak taking Bastard Ridge. Very tough and a great workout.

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Jeff Han
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Good hiking shoes recommended. Slippery ascent

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Ralph Guerrero
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It was very sketchy between Mount Yale and Mount Harvard. I took a firebreak that was hardly a trail. Very challenging and super fun.

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Michael Simonsen
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Michael Simonsen
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Michael Simonsen
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Jeff Han
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Another great hike!

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Aubrey Haskett
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Carol Cayabyab
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Brandy Scott
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First of all don't do this on a hot day like i did...what a mistake.Going counterclockwise is recommended...seeing how steep the trail is going up...coming back down this way will make you reconsider your life decisions...there is so much loose dirt and very few places for shade and for standing on level ground, you'll be out in direct light most of the hike up...idk about you but I was holding on for dear life...lol..so just take the back way down instead Unless you're an Adrenaline junkie...anywho came out at the baileys canyon trail to the bottom thanks to a helpful hiker's direction.

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Michael Simonsen
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The steep part is short quick and fun for experienced hikers. For the rest this is much steeper than other trails in the area. As others have mentioned go up the steep part (clockwise loop). I wouldn't want to go down the steep part as that seems like it would be miserable. This is good short trail for use in training for bigger routes such as Whitney mountaineers route or Mt. Russell. Once past Jones Peak you can decide to continue up to follow on peaks or drop back down Bailee's canyon or down the connector to the Wilson trail.

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Kevin Keller
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Jeff Han
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Yay they opened the trail! Lots of people though on the main trail. Loved the intense climb to the peak. Reminds me of the Poop trail in Glendora mountains.

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Frank User
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Nathan Su
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David Sanner
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ridge part of trail is very steep and difficult

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Dani Lyn Walker
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I loved this hike so much. This is not for beginners by any means. Very easy to miss the turn to the peak. When you get to the second bench turn immediate left. It looks like you are climbing up an eroded mountainside. You are. That is the trail up. The next mile is STRAIGHT UP..... Poles are needed, 3 points of contact all the times, hiking shoes with good grip. No tennies you will slide. You will get over the first set of mountains and there is another right behind it. when you fell you are gonna touch the sky you are there. about a 2000 elevation gain straight up. You calves and Achilles will be barking at you but it was so fun. 3 liters of water needed. Eat a nice lunch at the peak on the bench and head down the other way. I would not recommend taking this route down unless you want to rip the butt out of your pants sliding on you ass the whole way. The rest of the trail is easy peasy. when you leave make sure to get a picture with the peak plack behind the bench.

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Karina Santoy
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Nice hike, not an easy hike, great workout. Not recommended for beginners.

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