Mount Lawlor via Strawberry Peak Trail Loop is a 5 mile loop trail located near Hidden Springs, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.0 miles
1,840 feet

dogs on leash


nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


4 months ago

Not a fan. Beautiful surrounding area but this trail has very little vegetation and the right hand portion of the loop is unmaintained - disappears. Found a few snakes in the trail including a rattler that had caught a rodent.

5 months ago

This hike is harder than the stats show, which by the way, are a bit off (my elevation gain was 1,400 -- not 1,800). The first 2 miles are a relatively easy climb to the saddle between Strawberry Peak and Mount Lawlor. That's when it gets tough. You proceed to hike/scramble 800 feet in about .7 miles up a rugged ridge. The trail is followable but overgrown in many parts, so make sure to wear pants. The summit is worth it though, with a 360 view of much of the range. Enjoy the view and rest because the descent down the mountain is slow and tedious. (Make sure to take the south-heading trail that's just before the summit, not the east-heading trail that you can see while you're on the summit. The latter leads to Barley Flats.) The decent is very steep and the ground is lose. To add insult to injury, it's dotted with yucca. (I stabbed my hand near the bottom.) I highly recommend bringing a pair of trekking poles, otherwise you might have to slide at some parts.

2 months ago