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Stoddard Peak is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Claremont, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.9 mi Elevation gain 1,145 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Nature trips Rock climbing Bird watching Views Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Over grown Rocky Scramble
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Connor Rogers
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Hiking

Great trail, really has it all. First part has cool houses and lots of shade. Opens up to a wide dirt road with great views and right at the end is a steep uphill climb. Highly recommended. Didn’t see another soul on the trail. Plenty of parking.

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Magdalena Padron
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HikingGreat!

Excellent hike! Follow the map if you download. Don’t be deceived by the boulders before the actual peak, they’re fake peaks! Lol just keep going. You’ll only need poles to come down the peak. We started at 7am, took a 30 min break to eat a snack and were done by 11am. Happy hiking!

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Angelica Robles
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天朔 徐
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Johnson Wang
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Rosa Melendrez
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It was a really nice easy trail, I did see people get mixed up with the last part and do not see the stacked rocks and they continue walking . The only thing is I don’t know if I read it wrong but it says 5 miles out and back and my watch recorded about 4 miles there and 4 miles back. Either I read it wrong or my watch recorded it wrong. But either way I’m glad I decided to do the hike. Very nice and mostly shaded. The only steep part is at the end, but it’s so doable and pretty worth it.

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Cynthia Hatfield
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The trail was beautiful!!! Water at the base of the trail was lovely to swim in after!! Beware of parking restrictions... signs are not obvious along Mt. Baldy Rd. Do not park just because others did. Look for signs at the edge of the turnouts. My ticket was $93 and I had a daily parking pass, and I couldn’t see any songs from where I parked.

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Rob Strauss
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This is a beautiful trail. I went early and was in shade for much of the hike. Don't make the mistake I did: I decided to take a water break before the turnoff at the rocks, put my backpack down, and quickly discovered ants all over my backpack (fire ants?). I also did not make the actual peak and stopped at the second false peak because I was uncertain about the trail so would advise looking carefully for turn-by-turn directions before going. I will do this again.

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JACOB SHERLOCK
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HikingBugs

Started the morning of 8/15/2020 around 7:15 am. Nice easy way up by the cabins and wide trail along the fire road. The cairn indicating the path to the peak off the main trail was readily visible and hard to miss. While it got steeper I really didn't think the overgrowth was that bad. However, the short section between the false peak and the final summit is definitely overgrown. I still found it easy to follow the trail to the top. Nice view from the peak looking south over the valley and north to Mt Baldy. On the way down, stepped right in front of a rattlesnake whose head was sticking out of the bushes, so be careful (this was back on the main fire trail). The latter half of the hike is very exposed just a few hours after sunrise, so be ready for the heat.

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Alexis Olvera
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so much

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Keisha Olivera
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I enjoyed it! Didn’t finish since the rest of the path to the peak was too overgrown for me. Saw two huge snakes and a beautiful deer. Would definitely go again.

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Katie Lak
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It was a good hike with beautiful views! Definitely need to follow the map so you don’t take a wrong turn, which is easy to do. Mostly shaded with a cool breeze (started at 6:30am). I would wear pants for this hike. The last mile or so was through a small pathway and your legs would definitely get beat up with all the bushes.

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Mike Segobia
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This trail was just what I needed on a Saturday. A nice drive up the mountains to a decently wooded, practically empty trail. Parking can be sparse (I got a $93 ticket for half making up my own space), and many of the cars in the lot seemed to be there to play in the creek, but once I began the hike, it was all me. Not a long trail, but it'll take a couple of hours. Not the most challenging trail, but you'll work up a sweat. The path to the last quarter of the trail is hidden (look for the small stack of rocks and a small gap between two bushes nearby), but otherwise a very straightforward and enjoyable hike.

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Karryssa Fenderson
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HikingBugsPrivate property

Great hike! Drive just off Mt Baldy Rd, make a right on Barrett Stoddard Rd and park to start your hike. Slow and steady incline until the last portion to ascend to the peak. Keep an eye out for the stacked rocks - we walked right past them at first but circled back to get to the peak. Early morning is nice and shaded!

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Alex Tessler
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Great hike, shade is limited (especially around noon, as previously mentioned) so be sure to pack sunscreen. The very last part of the hike is a bit challenging due to loose rock on a narrow path but manageable if you take it slow and pay attention to your footing. We used this link which was very helpful to provide directions. As this link and others mentioned, you will walk through a small community of cabins so be sure to respect their space :) https://trailtopeak.com/2018/10/24/hiking-stoddard-peak-via-barrett-stoddard-road-mt-baldy-ca/

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Kelsey 708
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Brandon Kraning
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Top of trail hard to find and very overgrown. Rest of trail is great and clear.

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Jessica L
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I really enjoyed this trail. I hiked half and then ran the other half. Great workout!

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Veronica Gonzalez
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BugsNo shadeOver grown
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