Mount Wilson Trail

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Mount Wilson Trail is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sierra Madre, California that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4688 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

scramble

210 to Baldwin Avenue. Baldwin north to Mira Monte. Mira Monte east (right) to trailhead located behind historic general store.

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17 days ago

Great views!!!

nice and beautiful

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Had a good time hiking this trail. This was probably one of the hardest trails I've hiked due to the distance. But it was well worth it to see the views.

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Great hike! I would do it again. The forest here is beautiful. It's a big contrast to the city just a few minutes away. Like everyone else says some areas have lots of bugs. Head nets and Off spray were helpful. Make sure to bring shoes with good tread and hiking poles. The walk down can be slippery because of all the acorns on the trail. There are pit toilets on the way up at one of the camps. At Sturtevant Camp the water fountain was on for us to top off on water. At top there are also toilets and water fountain. However, on the way down there is nothing until you get back to Chandry Flat. It took us 8 hours including breaks to complete.

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one of my favs

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Completed this hike in 7 hours. We started at Chantry and tooke the Sturtevant trail to the peak. Great hike and the last three miles to the top we're pretty tough. The view is amazing at the top! Definitely worth the struggle of those switchbacks. The trail down was a bit hard to find but luckily another hiker helped to guide us in the right direction. I'd definitely recommend bringing mosquito nets. These were lifesavers!

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