Potato Mountain Wilderness Trail

MODERATE 316 reviews
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Potato Mountain Wilderness Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Claremont, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

5 days ago

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6 days ago

Good trail, easy to find. First half is decently shaded, but the entire way is just walking up the fire road. You pass an active bee farm, and never had any trouble.

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15 days ago

Enjoyed the nice trails and views. But once on top of potato mountain, it was kinda lack luster, wish there was a decent sign or something.
Thought it was odd that in the last mile to the top, there was a fenced off area of beehives with signs warning you about them and potential stinging.

Taking Claremont loop up and around to Potato was really easy. There were frequent signs showing where to go. Including mile markers. Mile 1 to 1.5 felt long. Haha. Same as the last .5 miles to the top.

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17 days ago

Beautiful views.

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25 days ago

Trail was amazing! Whoever decided to put the beehives on the trail, way to spice things up lol! Beautiful views and definitely an nice workout! My wife and I will be back for sure!

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25 days ago

As someone who does mostly mild hikes, this was a beast. 5 miles up (from the parking lot lol) & 5 miles back. There were steep inclines both to & from, but that provided some spectacular views. At the top it was beautiful & there were tons of butterflies....but only a few potatoes? Oh well it was worth it & we left our spuds anyways :)

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25 days ago