Jupiter Mountain Loop

HARD 6 reviews

Jupiter Mountain Loop is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Clarita, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

no shade

Jupiter and Juno Mountains are prominent peaks in the Sierra Pelona range. Jupiter is the taller of the two, and sister (wife?) peak Juno is slightly shorter. This trail follows a steep and slippery firebreak up to the summit of Jupiter Peak, where there is a bench and a summit register. Continuing west down to a saddle, you have the option of turning right and returning to the parking area, or heading up another firebreak to Juno. There are great views of Bouquet Reservoir, Green Valley, all the way up to the Tehachapi Mountains.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike first thing in the morning. Once you get to the top it’s well worth the view.

3 months ago

Loved it! Challenging but amazing views

hiking
5 months ago

Great climb of a prominent peak. It's a steep climb up the firebreak, or you can take a gentler route west from the parking area to the saddle, and then to Jupiter and Juno. Either way, you'll be rewarded with great views all around.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago