South Mount Hawkins Loop

HARD 11 reviews
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South Mount Hawkins Loop is a 10.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Springs, California that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,152 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

snow

washed out

no shade

historic site

This is the loop route to South Mount Hawkins. It ascends via the Windy Gap Trail and Pacific Crest Trail, and south on the Hawkins Ridge Trail and Crystal Lake Road.

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked the loop clockwise this year on Super Bowl Sunday. Started at 6:30 and did not see a single person the entire day, very rare for these mountains. A few icy snow patches south of Windy Gap but not an issue. Hiked to Mt. Hawkins before heading back and down the ridge to bag the other peaks. nice day!

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful day in the San Gabriels - in addition to doing the loop and summiting South Hawkins, Sadie Hawkins, and Middle Hawkins, we also hiked over to Hawkins and Throop Peaks. 16 awesome miles of trail therapy. Trail conditions were great. The only drawback was no clear trail signage for Sadie Hawkins or Middle Hawkins. All in all, a great day.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I get the tracking data from my friend in our group. It is 13.5 miles. Definitely more than the 11.1 miles stated in the description

hiking
Friday, June 30, 2017

I took the reverse of the route listed above. I went to So Mt Hawkins via the Mt Hawkins Fire Road (the sign indicates 4.8 miles). Coming back I used the Hawkins Ridge Trail and PCT to Windy Gap. Then descend to campground (2.5 miles). I think this is a easier route because the fire road is a gradual ascent while going up to Windy Gap is relatively steep ascent. I think the distance is more than 11.1 mile.

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