Mount Pacifico Loop Trail

HARD 26 reviews
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Mount Pacifico Loop Trail is a 12.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palmdale, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2818 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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18 days ago

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24 days ago

We did this trail today for the second time. The grade is fine and the trail is easy to follow. We prefer to follow the PCT a bit longer than this map suggests, but we still end up at the junction with the fire road that takes us to the top.

2 months ago

Easy to hike, easy to run. However some of the trails are cut off by fallen trees. Overall easy for a great scenic view of the canyon.

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5 months ago

It's a cool hike

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7 months ago

This hike took us about 5 hours round trip. There were a couple of points where we had to negotiate over/under some very large trees that had fallen across the trail. There was also still a few patches of snow here and there that had packed into some pretty slippery ice. Just be careful and wear good boots and you should be fine. This trail must have been gorgeous before the fire that tore threw there in 2009.

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8 months ago

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10 months ago

I began at 8:45am & hiked about 3.2 miles in before the trail became too icy & steep that it seemed a little unsafe to continue. Gusty winds made it more challenging also. Beautiful hike from desert up to the forest as you near the summit. I've completed this hike earliest this year even though it was also inclimate weather with clouds, no rain thoth but felt like you were IN the clouds. Very worth it. plus you're on the Pacific Crest Trail!

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10 months ago

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Nice trail, I did the PCT trail/road to pacifico campground. Good hike great views. the campground was a great place to rest. nicely maintained.

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

It was a good hike..going back! I was only able to hike 1 hour in and turn around. Planning on hiking further in.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

We hiked from the trail head up the PCT to Mount Pacifico. The PCT section was beautiful and blooming with a lot of wild flowers. The views out to the desert were amazing. So much of the vegetation is well on its way back. The sections that were not burned were amazing and serene. The hillside meadows with wildflowers in bloom caught me off guard.

Once we crossed over from the PCT to the fire road the going got slow, the altitude and some fatigue took its toll. The camp ground provided respite with tables in good repair, nice fire rings and a pit toilet.

We took the fire roads down rather than return via the PCT section. There were some good views although on this day we were buffeted by chilly winds from the west for much of the descent. Towards the end we were tempted to cut the fire road switchbacks; that area is marked off limits however you can't see it if you are just hiking down; you would only have seen it if you went up the fire roads first. Whats more is the "all trails" maps shows trails in those areas.

All in all we did about 12.5 miles round trip. Would hike this again without much hesitation at all.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016