Mt. Baden-Powell from Dawson Gap

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Mt. Baden-Powell from Dawson Gap is a 15.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Valyermo, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5104 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

Incredible desert and mountain views, one of the best 360 in So Cal This is a great hike through one of the best places in the Angeles Forest. This is wonderful high country hiking along one of the best sections of the PCT in Southern California. This trail is pretty straightforward, lots of steady up grade to the top, you can venture off on the side peaks as well. Throop and Burnham only add 350 feet in elevation gain and .5 to your mileage. Throop is worthwhile, Burnham is just a bump on the trail, but a must if you are peak bagging. The view from Baden Powell is spectacular, even on a day obscured by fires, or haze. The high country is amazing. You can even choose to follow along the ridgeline the entire way if you wish. One of the most outstanding things about this trail is that you can see where you are going and where you have been along the entire route. In my book, that always exemplifies a great trail.

10 months ago

11 months ago

Spectacular! Lots of shade along the way. Trail offers up and down both ways. Caution we have encountered rattlers three times on this trail

Views are unbelievable. Great mid distance hike

backpacking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

I loved this trail. It was well marked, and had amazing views! Totally worth the time and effort.

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Woke up early and was on the trail by 0500, I got to the end of the trail in time to see the sunrise. It's a beautiful trail going up and down. This is the perfect spot to catch a fresh breath of air, embrace nature and clear your mind.

hiking
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Woke up early and was on the trail by 0500, I got to the end of the trail in time to see the sunrise. It's a beautiful trail going up and down.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

hiking
Monday, August 03, 2015

I will definitely do this hike again. It is strenuous, and the elevation is high. It is great for conditioning.

hiking
Monday, July 06, 2015

hiking
Monday, March 09, 2015

hiking
Sunday, November 09, 2014

hiking
Monday, July 14, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Awesome trail! My favorite so far this year. Beautiful, scenic forest and views the whole way. We did about 9.4 miles total, as we also threw in the short side trip to the summit of Mount Burnham enroute to Baden-Powell. I was definitely a bit sore the next day (I aint proud), but it was well worth the effort. It was an experience not to be soon forgotten.

hiking
Saturday, August 03, 2013

hiking
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

A really good hike with phenomenal views. Some of the most rewarding by far.

Sunday, June 16, 2013