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Josephine Peak via Colby Canyon Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews
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Josephine Peak via Colby Canyon Trail is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Palmdale, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,116 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

no shade

hiking
no shade
rocky
26 days ago

Pretty nice trail did it as my end of the year hike on New Year’s Eve ,,, it’s a nice climb up,,, it is a workout going up ,, Saw a couple with their toddlers which wowed me cause they were about a mile or 2 up ,,, pretty cool

Great trail with great views. When we went 2/23/19 there was still a lot of snow in some sections. Very lightly trafficked when we arrived at 9am. Some minor rockslides which was something to watch out for.

hiking
3 months ago

There's a spring running at the beginning of the trail that you'll pass a few times. Easy fill up if treated. Easy to follow trail to Strawberry Saddle, head left at junction to a dirt road you can follow to the summit.

7 months ago

Went July 19th about 1030 in the morning. Would have started a litter earlier but helped out two girls with the van. If they read this I really hope you made it home. Started on the trail went about 1.1 miles then turned around. Next time probably (next week Tuesday or Wednesday) early morning like around 5 or 6. The heat was intense. No shade but over great trail. Will update later.

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty sweet trail with great views at the top and just along the trail itself. Only saw a few people on the way up which was pretty awesome. Only issue is there is definitely a lack of signage when trails cross and the last bit of the trail to the peak was a road. Definitely bring sunscreen as there isn't much for shade

hiking
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Great hike. Lots of changing scenery in the canyon and plenty of exercise on the switchbacks up to the ridge. Really nice ridge walk until you hit the fire road and then a steady circling incline up to Josephine Peak. Beautiful views of Angeles. Will definitely be back to Colby to try Strawberry Peak.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Brilliant views. Rewarding hike

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Beautiful views of Catalina Island and Strawberry Peak, very fun hike.

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