Mount Wilson to First Water is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,089 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

Short exercise with some elevation. Walk down to first Creek for some nice secluded scenes

25 days ago

currently closed due to high risk fire season

29 days ago

Had to learn to pace myself when running this trail. Good hills, nice views, overall had a lot of fun.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! Not much water at the top but overall hike definitely worth the views! Trail didn’t have too much traffic and well kept up and easy to follow. I also saw deer on the way down :) Would definitely recommend!

2 months ago

If your looking for a trail hike and not a fire road this is it. From dirt to rocks, shade to sun, cool breeze to no breeze this here trail is #1.

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3 months ago

Nice hike all exposed bring sunblock and water all incline till you get wherever you’re going

hiking
6 months ago

Very fun trail that is close to the city, but you're immediately in a forest once you start on the trail. I parked on the street just across the park and walked up the paved street to get to the trailhead. It was moderately steep, and after hiking through the shaded area provided by the row of trees, there is eventually no shade until the end where the creek is located.

6 months ago

We saw a mama bear and a cub on the hiking trail!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 months ago

like I can just Trail because it is challenging and gives you a good workout. today the trail is starting to look more and more like spring. yellow flowers everywhere, some purple flowers and some Periwinkle bushes. there is plenty of water in the Babbling Brook. and the morning was nice and cool but not cold. great time to be out there.

hiking
8 months ago

This hike was beautiful and mostly incline. Saw a deer on the way up at the beginning of the hike. Went the first day of spring so it was overcast. Would go here again!

10 months ago

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11 months ago

Great hike. Some parts are pretty exposed so be sure to prepare for that if you have dogs with ya

walking
11 months ago

Definitely all incline awesome hike.Make sure to pack lots of water and a snack. We did 5.15 miles roundtrip. I enjoyed this hike. Some parts of the trail have very little space to walk with no barriers. Be mindful and share the space by letting fast walkers pass you. I hope this helps. Happy Hikings!!

11 months ago

ALL INCLINE

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