San Gabriel Peak and Mount Disappointment Loop

MODERATE 6 reviews
#139 of 202 trails in

San Gabriel Peak and Mount Disappointment Loop is a 5.5 mile loop trail located near Altadena, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,735 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

11 days ago

This was a nice trail with lots of interesting plants and birds. It's steep but not overly difficult. The oak woods on the way up are lovely. No views as it was cloudy but I'd rather not see the city anyway. I skipped the short detour to Mt Disappointment. However I recorded it as over 7 miles, not the 5.5 in the description! Not sure what happened there...

hiking
1 month ago

Short and moderately strenuous. Good for a quick escape from the city. Most of the trail is sheltered by trees until near the top and not too many people use it's pretty peaceful relative to other more popular trails in the mountains.

There are some cool city views from the top of Mount Disappointment but otherwise it's not worth the detour.

Small amount of free parking at the bottom of the trail: according to the rangers you don't need a Forest Adventure Pass for this one.

4 months ago

Beautiful flowers, great views.

6 months ago

Mount Disappointment is accessible via fire road. It is anti-climatic..boring trail and not attractive with all the towers there.but views looking backside of mountain was beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017