Mount Wilson Loop to Mount Yale and Jones Peak

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Mount Wilson Loop to Mount Yale and Jones Peak is a 20.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sierra Madre, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and backpacking and is best used from November until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7913 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

views

wildlife

This loop starts from Mt Wilson Trail Park in Sierra Madre and uses that trail, Manzanita Ridge, Upper Winter Creek, Mt Zion, and Surtevant in ascent of Mt Wilson and then the Toll Road and Mt. Hastings traverse to Mt Jones and back down to the Wilson trail and parking in decent. It takes all day.

hiking
2 months ago

Only the lowest portion of the trail is heavily trafficked. Also, once you go off the toll road toward Hastings the trail is not maintained so therefore steep and somewhat brushy. It is also exposed. This route would be really hot in the summer but is fine for all but the hottest months.