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

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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.

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rocky
1 month ago

Great hike with awesome views. Trail is nearly all up hill, so be sure to take a walking stick, wear shoes with good tread, and bring water. Might be a good idea to take a friend because it is very easy to slide on the way down due to loose soil and rocks.

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scramble
3 months ago

Fun hike, pretty steep with loose dirt/ rocks in places. Great view from the top. Going up the south east side is a nice workout. Lots of bugs, especially on the north west side.

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3 months ago

an awesome hard hike we hit it late in the morning sun was beating down but we finished it next time im bring a hammock for some chillaxing at the end under the trees

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rocky
4 months ago

Beautiful trail. Took the left up.. was killer. The view was spectacular and moderate on the way down.

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4 months ago

GO LEFT on the way up and you can skip leg day at the gym for a week lol. It is STEEP, but extremely satisfying, especially if you don't let yourself stop and rest. You will feel the burn. Then you can take the right side back down and cool off. Depending on the conditions, coming back down on the left side is kinda dangerous, like if you don't fall on your butt at least once, you are more coordinated than I am. Honestly though, coming back that way isn't even enjoyable, you'll just feel like you are about to slip the entire time. my record is doing this loop 4 times (going up on left and down on the right), and I want to beat that record soon. also, if you go up the left side and loop around to the right side to come back down the mountain, you used to be able to walk all the way across the mountain ridgeline, walk down the mountainside, and come out on a small side road in the town of Green Valley after a few miles: you cant do that anymore; it's completely overgrown with bushes and poison oak. it kinda sucks because I have very fond memories of doing that hike as a kid

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4 months ago

Left side is definitely harder, I would start with it so it’s a nice walk down. It’s a little overgrown in some spots on the right side, nothing that will impede your progress. A fair amount of bugs on the right side, towel swat method works for me. Nice scenery along the way.

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rocky
7 months ago

trail is supre crazy , take the left side 1st , mountain is steep to hike for 1 mile but better than comming through that path , once you are up its easy after that If you are taking right path please come back same way other side is not very safe untill you are a professional hiker

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8 months ago

If you want to enjoy a hike start by going right, if you want to blow out your legs first start left ;)

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10 months ago

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Tue Nov 13 2018

Pretty difficult hike and can be dangerous, but worth it. Recommend using hiking shoes with good tread and/or hiking sticks. I started with the left side to get the upward steep part out of the way and it was the right choice. It could’ve been dangerous going down on that side and I was able to enjoy the rest of the hike without much difficulty by getting it out of the way. Steep part only last for 1/4 of the trail. There’s a bench at the top of the mountain and an amazing view. Parking for this trail is by wooden posts where a concrete structure can be seen.

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Wed Sep 05 2018

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

Sat Jun 16 2018

Loved it! Challenging but amazing views

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Tue May 15 2018

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.

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