Potato Mountain Wilderness Trail

MODERATE 489 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
1289 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

Tough trail! Great workout. Uphill till you get to top. Beautiful views.

hiking
10 days ago

Good quick workout with a great view

walking
19 days ago

I liked this trail.
Cons:
Some exposed areas could be super hot in summer.
A lot of people/not a walk for solitude.
Bikes zoom down the path, listen for bike warnings.
When the turnouts are full it can be hard to park.
Not long enough to be a day hike.
Pros:
Pretty trees and rocks along the shaded areas.
Great uphill cardio.
Wide walking path that feels stable (some slightly loose sandy areas)
A lot of people so you feel safe.
Short enough to get a good morning workout and still have your day left ahead of you.
The view at the top is panoramic.
You feel accomplished when you reach the top.

Bring your adventure pass for parking and lots of water.

19 days ago

Great for cardio work out...

20 days ago

Got there early! The incline was a bit tough but I pushed through!

20 days ago

Get there early. Limited parking. Good steady incline the whole way. you need a Wilderness Pass.

hiking
27 days ago

Great hike to do alone or with friends. A lot of incline, but the view at the top is well worth it!

hiking
29 days ago

Prepare for incline pretty much half the time.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is great from Evey Canyon and from the Claremont loop! EC was an easy going, early morning ‘we want to get in and get out so we can get some pancakes ASAP’, but CL was a nice little challenge. It does get very hot from the CL side with little shade, but EC is nicely shaded all the way up!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for moderate hike! Dogs do well!

1 month ago

Nice wide trail to the top.

1 month ago

i found this rather difficult....but then again i am out of shape lol. I completed it though, so its all that matters!! woot woot!

1 month ago

Took our dog up the main trail, great hike. Next time we’ll take poles and the steep cut through trail - without the dog.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this hike! My friend introduced me to the shortcut that has a steep incline but is well worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

It was a lot of fun and very good exercise for my friend who hasn’t gone hiking in a long time!

hiking
1 month ago

Underrated but beautiful hike in a gorgeous setting with a great view at the end!

hiking
1 month ago

hit the trails to kick off 2018. this was my first time there and I'm very happy my cousin introduced us to it. It was pretty steady with hikers and cyclists. Can't wait to go again.

1 month ago

We hiked in at 4:30 a.m. and enjoyed the sunrise. The city lights were spectacular.

hiking
1 month ago

My kids and I hiked in at 5AM and watched the sunrise over hot chocolate. Good times.

hiking
2 months ago

Perhaps my new favorite trail for quick 80min workout. Love the fact that parking is free (very limited parking). Much steeper than Claremont Loop. Lots of shade for the first 1.5 mi.

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