Timber Mountain

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Timber Mountain is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Baldy, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3336 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

Out of all of the Three T's (Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain), Timber is my second favorite (you can't beat the views from Telegraph). It's a fairly easy climb from Icehouse Saddle, unlike Cucamonga peak, Ontario Peak, and Big Horn Peak. Icehouse Canyon and Saddle was very crowded, but we didn't see anyone at the summit of Timber. It was tranquil, with views of Telegraph and Mt. Baldy front and center.

hiking
3 months ago

this trail starts off very shady, relaxing and easy (although very rocky). Once you get a bit past the 2 mile mark, it gets very steep. Once at the top, you are greeted by amazing snow views and ice cold winds. Intermediate hike.

4 months ago

awesome hike. stream is nice. there's still some snow at top.

4 months ago

Good and calm

trail running
4 months ago

Technical and demanding trail with scenic views

hiking
8 months ago

This hike starts off very easy and mostly shaded as you make your way through the Ice House Canyon Trail to the saddle. The saddle itself is not a very impressive stopping point when it comes to views. From there it's another 0.9 miles to the Timber Mountain peak where you can get some amazing views! This .9 portion of the hike is quite strenuous as you gain elevation quite rapidly and it is completely exposed.

NOTE! Be on the lookout for the first switchback which is VERY easy to miss. We piled a bunch of rocks in the formation of an arrow to help, but it seems like others have tried this before because you could see another pile of rocks that has been covered by leaves and pine needles.

If you pass up the switchback you will notice the trail start to fade and not make a lot of sense. Just head back and you will see the switch back from this new angle.

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recorded ice House trail to saddle

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