Redbox Canyon to Strawberry Potero

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Redbox Canyon to Strawberry Potero is a 17.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mt Wilson, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

17.5 miles
5324 feet

dogs on leash




wild flowers


Panoramic mountain vistas, views of towering Strawberry Peak The destination of this hike, the Strawberry Potero, is a spectacular setting in a meadow like clearing butted up against the 1000 foot cliff face of Strawberry Peak. The hike itself has very little shade. Directions are simple: follow the Red Box Canyon trail for 4.1 miles, then go left on the Colby Canyon Trail for about a half mile until you come to the base of Strawberry Peak. On the way back when you reach the saddle, you may want to consider a challenging 2 mile side hike up a poorly maintained and extremely steep trail to the top of Strawberry Peak.

1 month ago

5 months ago

Hiked from Red Box-Strawberry Peak-Strawberry Meadow. The trail from Red Box to the meadow is in good shape. Wildflowers were nice just before the meadow. It was a little buggy after the saddle.

5 months ago

10 months ago

don't see Valley Forge on map? Went and rain may have washed out trail to westfork. Had to stay at Valley Forge. good learning lesson to get a real topo before heading out for the trip.

11 months ago

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Sunday, December 06, 2015

great for me and I just started hiking...

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

This trail is still technically closed. Some areas on the hillside have been washed out a bit so you need to watch your step. We started from the north side so we did not notice the closed sign until we exited at box canyon. Barely any snow on the trail for late early March.