Potato Mountain Wilderness Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Claremont, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.0 miElevation gain1,190 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningViewsWildflowersWildlifeRockyNo shade
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You may no longer park in the pullouts directly at the trailhead. Instead, you may park about a quarter-mile south in a large dirt lot and walk along the road to the starting point. The mapped route and directions should get you there.

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Phillip Melendrez
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Nice incline...do 100 lunges, then do 100 more....then keep going till you hit the top

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Rashad Mosley
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Nice wide open trail large enough for groups to walk 4-5 across in most spots or just single file when allowing others to pass for social distancing. 50/50 on folks wearing masks. Dog friendly. It rocky on some parts further up. Past 2.5 miles you start going up and down then a nice steep incline for a good stretch to the top. Beautiful views once you start getting up there. Little potatoes in the books and crannies of the trail, and we seen some pretty woodpeckers coming back down.

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bianca ortiz
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Free parking. 2 minute walk to the trail from the parking lot. It was somewhat difficult. And it was a steady incline throughout the hike. Was a good workout.

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Ibbie Car
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a good amount of shade..wide so you can distance

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Marilyn Portillo
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Great workout.

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Justine Vasquez
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Bernie Cestone
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GM Morales
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Steady inclines with lots of shade. perfect for families.

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Tammy Sullivan
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Loved it! Not too hard but a steady incline all the way.

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Nina Trimble
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Nice, quick, and easy hike up to potato mountain. Very peaceful and wasn’t crowded. Great views at the top. Would recommend if you’re in the area, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

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Bernie Cestone
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Shawn Kathol
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Hallie B
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Nice, open trail, very easy climb to the top. Very busy on while we were there, must have been a popular day for a hike. Trail was pretty clean, nice short hike to stretch your legs.

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Leslie Delgado
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Gradual incline all the way, with the last part being the highest incline. Definitely moderate. Totally doable just take your time if needed. We stayed at the top for a bit and enjoyed a coffee break. Took some pictures and then came back down. Enjoyed the little water creek on our way down.

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Sun _Walker B
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Have been wanting to do this trail for a while now. About 3 years, lol. Went with a few friends, and it is pretty. On the way up and down, very peaceful with the stream/creak flowing nearby...can hear it for a bit. Can see it for a minute... but still a great trail. Lots of people, all wearing masks....even for a weekday. But everyone was super chill and nice. The view from the top is great, even with a bit of fog. The potatoes are cute, and I wonder how often they move them? Friend went a week before I did, and they were all completely different. I opted not to leave one, leave no trace and shit. But it was neat to see. Great trail for families and kids ages 5+ years old and up. Dogs welcome also.

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Julia Sanchez
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...just beautiful. Little water streams. Wear some good hiking boots, alot of gravel.

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Albert Henriquez
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Juan Rodriguez
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Perfect weather for a good hiking trail, highly recommended.

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Elvia Ortega
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Ingrid Lima
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Great hike

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Karina Rodriguez
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excelente para visitar, la vista maravillosa, la subida pesada, si vas iniciando en hiking,pero super recomendado, lleven agua, snaks,teni comodo,y especial .

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michele b
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Denise D'Angelo Spagg
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Richie Miguel
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Lorenzo Lorenzo Rivas
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Joann Myers
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Great quick hike near home!

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Bevy Magette
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michele b
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Very peaceful warm up hike to get you started. Was uphill mostly all the way but it's a gradual Incline. Lots of nature and a little stream of water to start that's gets you in a great positive mood. Was rocky but not terrible at all. I would suggest you keep in mind the weather because it will definitely set the tone for this hike. If it's early morning or just cool out it's a very pleasant hike with a good calorie workout. If it's hot be prepared to sweat and make sure you have water. Was definitely worth it to go all the way to the top. View is beautiful and the potatoes are a cute little extra. This was my first time here, so next time I'm going to decorate my own potato and bring it.

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oscar ortiz
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muy divertido lugar y bonito

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paramtosh singh
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Simple hike, good for beginners, broad trail, good views, streams closeby

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