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Liebre Mountain via Pacific Crest Trail

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Lake Hughes, California

Liebre Mountain via Pacific Crest Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Hughes, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, 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: 7.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,860 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Section of the Pacific Crest Trail starting at Pine Mountain Road, and leading to a cairn with a summit register at the top of Liebre Mountain.

Trail was well maintained. No water. Great weather conditions until the top where the wind and clouds take over. Views of the valley were cool. Also mt bikes and 4x4s were cruising the top

Great trail within striking distance of LA. Had the trail to ourselves on a Saturday. Was a bit windy, foggy, cold, and even some rain. Also a bit tough to find the true peak and log book at the top of the trail. Otherwise a great hike.

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over grown
1 month ago

Someone(s) came through with chain saws and cleared the big stuff off the trail. I cleared and large section about 1.3 miles into the trail that was pretty overgrown with the spiny bushes. Definitely more run able now. There’s still an area about 1.5-2.0 that could use some clearing, but the best tool would probably be large garden shears because it’s small diameter stuff sticking out. Beautiful views, terrain and vegetation.

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blowdown
over grown
1 month ago

Nice secluded trail, only person on it. Note that Liebre Peak is actually another mile West, but easy to get to via the road. The switch backs at the bottom have several down trees, and slope is very loose while working your way around them.

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blowdown
over grown
scramble
2 months ago

Fun trail but VERY overgrown in spots. There were several downed trees, with one almost impassable. Views were spectacular!

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icy
over grown
snow
3 months ago

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icy
over grown
snow
3 months ago

Great hike BUT super overgrown in areas. We had to cover ours faces to cut through the brush. 3 trees were blocking the trail along the way also. No snow at the beginning but the more we climbed the more snow we got. Beautiful to see everything all white! We didn’t make it to the top however because we encountered some fresh bear tracks. We turned around about a mile away from the peak. Will do again!

Awesome hike-amazing views of colorful wildflowers blooming in the valley below (as of late March). Great variety of vegetation: desert at the start, large pine forest in the middle, cool mountain air at the top. Good workout but nothing too crazy. There’s a picnic table about halfway through at a peaceful campground. The peak gives you views of the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains to the Southeast; Los Padres National Forest and Mt. Pinos to the West; Tehachapi Mountains to the North. Saw a red-tailed hawk and lots of squirrels.

hiking
Thu Nov 08 2018

Loved this hike! It was nice and breezy, perfect temperature. I took my dog and she absolutely loved it. When you get to the top, it’s absolutely beautiful! I loved all the trees. There is a picnic table towards the top to stop for lunch. Definitely going again soon!

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Mon Nov 05 2018

I find the app description lacking so I’ve decided to put my own experiences here: Difficulty: 5/10 (intermediate-hard) Duration: 2.5 hrs up, 1.75 hrs down (10:45-3:00) Distance: just under 8 miles Parking: roadside or up dirt road Views: 6/10; west Antelope Valley, Tehachapi mountains (N, NE), beautiful Acton (SE) to Santa Clarita (SW) at peak, worth the climb! Incline: 500 ft/mile for first half, 700 ft/mile for second half, fairly steep, not easy Technical: single track dirt/little sand, double track last mile Equipment: hiking shoes (Merrill mesh), north face convertible pants, Underarmor T-shirt, (day pack w water) Weather: low 80s, high clouds Shade: some shade this time of year, only shade last mile in summer Environment: desert plants, pines after 2miles, chaparral last mile Wildlife: birds, hawk, lizard, chipmunk, and squirrel Bugs: pesky flies Details: intermediate climb for 2 miles, short downhill then steep uphill till the last flat 0.25 miles (see tips). TIPs: skip the last 100 yds and follow the fire road to the overlook to the south. Would not hike this too much hotter. PROS: a good work out and nice views to the north and southern peak view. CONS: first 2 miles vegetation same Scott H (aka Swiper)

hiking
Sun Jun 24 2018

This area is amazing. It's secluded and has incredible scenery (a blend of desert, canyons, and mountains). The trail itself is well-maintained and offers great views throughout. There are quite a bit of gnats, so consider bringing some bug spray. And if you're going on a hot day, make sure to start early. A large portion of the trail is exposed.

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Tue May 15 2018

Beautiful trail starting in the San Andreas fault and climbing to the top of the Liebre Mountain. Lots of interesting views, and flora that's different than what you'll see elsewhere in LA County: big cone pines, big cone spruce, California buckeye, etc.

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