San Dimas Canyon to Sunset Peak

HARD 11 reviews
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San Dimas Canyon to Sunset Peak is a 17.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near San Dimas, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
17.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4229 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

hiking
1 month ago

5 months ago

You go through a narrow trail first for a bit then it opens up to a nice wide trail. No shade so be prepared. Was nauseous when I finished 10 miles. Great wildflowers, great views and a good steady climb! Will definitely do more miles when it is not 90 degrees. I do Sunset Peak via ridge route off GMR so it would be fun to do this longer distance hike. Views off the peak are outstanding!

7 months ago

8 months ago

very hard if you love to work out that's a place did 10 miles would have did more but my girlfriend Cherry out and her dog

8 months ago

8 months ago

very hard but great work out love it did 10 miles would have did more but my girlfriend cherry out and her dog

hiking
11 months ago

Started to hike this trail but it was steep and i'm too old to do steep anymore.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Not thrilling but a good workout.

hiking
Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Devin, the actual distance of this hike/run is 25 miles, not 17. You stopped about 4 miles short of the actual Sunset Peak. I've done it a few times, and that's what my GPS shows every time. And it's easy to confirm, because, if you take a look at the All Trails map and see where your red line ends, it's about 4 miles short of where you see Sunset Peak marked on the map. When you veered to the right near what you though was the peak, you should have stayed left and then cut up the trail the map map shows keeps going a lot farther. Take a look on the map at the trail that keeps on going well past where your line ends, and you'll find the words "Sunset Peak" and an X marking the spot that is the actual peak.

You should try the hike again, the views from the real peak are worth it! :) By the way, I'll pull this review off of AllTrails soon so it doesn't appear to be a criticism. I'm just hoping you'll read this and correct the distance and show the entire route on the map so it doesn't mislead people. It's a nice trail and I've hoped someone would post it on AllTrails, so it's great to see you've called attention to it, but it's important to give the right information here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Went on this trail a while back but thought it was super cool! It wasn't too bad. Has really nice views. It's kind of hard to find but if you you the other picture on here it's pretty easy. You just have to park right before the dam and you're pretty
Much at the beginning of the trail. Just to warn you the trail kind of has a lot of bees going up so make sure you're covered well if you do this one. Definitely a good hike

hiking
Thursday, June 13, 2013