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Mount Waterman and Twin Peaks Trail Loop

HARD 17 reviews
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Mount Waterman and Twin Peaks Trail Loop is a 10.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Palmdale, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.5 miles Elevation Gain: 3,838 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

views

wildlife

hiking
29 days ago

Class 2 scramble on the way to the twin peak summit.

hiking
scramble
2 months ago

Phone read 10.89m in 4:17:57 with 3070 ft of gain. I did out and back. Last stretch up to Twin Peaks was a steep and fun section. Might have to use your hands a bit but nothing serious.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

we did this hke today, great views of the surrounding mountains! Trail very well marked but a bit hard to follow on the last mile up to twin peak. Two of our hikers got stinged several times by wasps, they were hurting very bad, I will bring some cream or benadril just in case for the pain. Except for that, it was a great hike, we saw just a couple of hikers all day on a Saturday.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, off the beaten path. Well marked and new sign at junction to Twin Peaks Saddle. The AllTrails GPX file has you hiking through the ski area and slopes, but if you follow the road down through the ski area, it's a little easier on the descent. I have a guide up on HikingGuy if you want to check it out.

Bagged Mt Waterman, Peak 6816, and Twin Peaks East.

hiking
blowdown
off trail
7 months ago

Very much enjoyed this hike. Saw hardly anyone on a Sunday. Make sure to download your offline maps. I had to turn around a couple times. You really feel like you’ve left Los Angeles. Amazing hike.

hiking
Tue Aug 28 2018

,Hardest peak yet for me!!!

Tue Aug 28 2018

What a great trail! A bit hard to follow but thanks to all trails we followed it perfectly! Steep inclines about 1.5 Miles before twin peaks summit. Running behind on time so we skipped the waterman peak. Will definitely be returning here!

Wed Mar 14 2018

great views, lots of climbs

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Thu May 24 2018