Manzanita Ridge via Mt. Wilson Trail is a 9.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,671 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

16 days ago

I went all the way to Mt. Wilson, even spent time looking at the observatory which was interesting. Getting slower, took me 3:15 to get to Cosmic Cafe, with a short break at Orchard Camp. I came down via Jones Peak, not a fun route. Good hike up to the ridge but a slip and slide going down the ridge from Jones.

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3 months ago

I clocked almost 16 miles to mt Wilson & 3400 elevation gain
Go early so not so hot
Bring water
It’s a steady incline so nothing incredibly steep... just long!
Have fun!

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4 months ago

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6 months ago

recorded manzanita ridge bench

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8 months ago

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012