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Waterman Mountain Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palmdale, California that features a great forest setting 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 but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,328 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

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nature trips

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bird watching

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6 days ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful views. Some parts are very icy. The entrance is located across the Buckhorn Day Use Area; began at the white gate. You will see a snow plow at the top and then go down the hill or to the left.

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2 months ago

Wasn't expecting as much snow as there was! started from the very beginning and was consistent throughout. Made it through with waterproof boots, my friend was wearing Adidas, but I would recommend crampons (even just the tiny spiked ones) for one portion that was very icy. Not necessary but it was a little scary. Beautiful views, and getting to the top was really satisfying.

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7 months ago

Just a delight. PERFECT moderate trail.

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7 months ago

Great hike! Barely anyone there, great views of the south side of the mountains on the way up. Some views of the desert on the fire road.

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Mon Jan 28 2019

We planned to do Cooper Canyon waterfall however ended up on this trail. Glad it happened. The trail is absolutely beautiful however you are walking through snow more than 3/4 of the trail. I would recommend poles and snow hiking boots, or clamp on’s. The snow is pretty slippery and slushy in some areas. We made it to the saddle area right before the summit however the snow got so thick it was over our ankles. The trail became less visible at this point and you could see foot prints scrambling in different directions. Had lunch at the saddle. Lots of rocks to sit on and enjoy your time. The trail is listed as moderate however it’s fairly comfortable. You are hiking at about 7000 feet so keep that in mind.Absolutely beautiful scenery. We’re definitely coming back to do the loop when the snow melts a little bit more. Pretty slippery going down and almost landed on my butt once. We had poles and regular hiking boots PS we found the trail head to Cooper Canyon Trail afterwards.

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Sun Jan 27 2019

Great trail! Long and showy but all worth it! Be prepared for the fresh snow!

Fri Jul 03 2009

An easy kid-friendly scenic 3 mile hike to Cooper Canyon Falls in the Angeles National Forest. (Date hiked: July 3, 2009.) Read the full write-up at: http://www.greeneadventures.com/2009/07/20/family-friendly-day-hike-to-cooper-canyon-falls/

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recorded Mt Waterman (1mi in)

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