Mt. Baldy via Devil's Backbone Trail

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Mt. Baldy via Devil's Backbone Trail is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Baldy, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4199 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

Taking the 10 - 60- or 210 fwy exit Mountain Ave. and head north. Mountain Ave. turns into Mt. Baldy Road, take this road all the way up to Manker Flats Road, located about 100 yards past Manker Flats campground on the west side on the street.

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5 days ago

Such an amazing hike! It was extremely difficult but definitely doable and worth it! A hat, warm jacket, and lots of water are necessities! When you get to the peak you will definitely need layers and gloves as it is extremely cold and windy. Other than that, it's an incredibly rewarding hike with beautiful scenery!

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12 days ago

Take this way down. Safer but still be careful...just be smart.

13 days ago

Warning!!! It's freezing cold on the peak. Take clothes to dress warm for it because I regret it today for not having pants and gloves.

Over all good hike. Almost no visibility with all the clouds though, so because of that my next trip will be in the summer.

hiking
13 days ago

Gorgeous and very challenging trail ! Definitely wear layers and take windbreaker and warm clothes for the top. Warm hat and gloves are must ! It is EXTREMELY cold and windy at the top ! It is a very difficult hike at such high altitude but it is well worth it !

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22 days ago

Definitely a hard hike but all worth it. Make sure you bring warm clothing because even though the wind has died down a bit, the top is still brutally cold (for so cal weather.) and bring plenary of water! Other than that enjoy the incredible views.

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22 days ago

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26 days ago

Absolutely love this hike! The view is incredible from the Summit. It is sometimes difficult hiking along the Devil's backbone due to fierce winds, but well worth it!

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