Wright Mountain via Acorn Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Wright Mountain via Acorn Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wrightwood, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 8.1 miles Elevation Gain: 2,365 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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1 month ago

Fun trail. The beginning is confusing since the neighborhood has a lot of no trespassing, no parking signs. However, no said anything or seemed to mind me walking through the neighborhood... so I assume it is fine. Just parking at one of the few spots before the 'private road' sign, walk up the private road to the end of the street, go around the gate at the end, and the Acorn trail head is about 30' after the gate. The trail has 1500 ft elevation gain in the first two miles to the saddle where it meets the PCT. From the PCT it is fairly level. The views towards Mt Baldy are great. I came across some campers up there who had driven up via the Blue Ridge Truck Trail, which roughly parallels that section of the PCT. Trail was in good condition.

3 months ago

The beginning of this trail is clearly marked... No Trespassing ... Big multiple signs .. This area is beautiful and I imagine the trail is beautiful ...the start of it stopped me

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snow
5 months ago

Hiked this trail to the PCT. Parked in the small parking area located just before the road turns private. The trail is nice but the snow at the top third of the trail made it difficult to locate. Would like to do this hike again during the spring

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6 months ago

Tons of snow still and hard to find exact trail. I mad my own adventure and had a blast!

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10 months ago

I find the app description lacking so I’ve decided to put my own experiences here: Difficulty: 6/10 (intermediate-hard) Duration: 3 hrs up, 2 hrs down (12:30-5:30) Distance: 9+ miles Parking: about 4 spaces at trailhead (right side of road before private road begins) Views: 5/10; Antelope Valley, Sun Valley (N, NE), cool landslide section near upper trail section before PCT, Baden-Powell, Wilson, San Gabriel Peak (S, only after reaching PCT). Incline: 750 ft/mile, pretty steep for about 3+ miles, not easy Technical: asphalt private road, single track dirt, minor dirt/needles on the last uphill portion and flat to end (last uphill is an abrupt left with no signage) Equipment: hiking shoes (Merrill mesh), north face convertible pants, Underarmor T-shirt, (didn’t bring day pack) Weather: mid 60s, few high clouds Shade: light shade this time of year Environment: forest pines with some trees turning for autumn Wildlife: birds (might see lizards and squirrels at other times of the year) Bugs: none Details: steep asphalt road for 0.5+ miles then steep single track for 2.5, flat for another mile (at PCT intersection), steep minor technical for 0.25 miles, then pretty flat for last 0.5 (see tips). TIPs: the last uphill is worth the climb to turn around and see the opposing mountain. Skip the last portion that flattens out, nothing to see. Would not hike this over 80 degrees. PROS: a good work out and a few nice views on the PCT. Near Wrightwood, MUST stop at Mile High Pizza on Cedar afterwards! (Recommend the Dirty Jerrys) CONS: no major views for first half, just hard uphill Scott H (aka Swiper)

11 months ago

We did this hike thought we could start at Twin Lakes, it was fenced off, so took a trail that went up 2000ft in 2 miles wasn’t sure what trail it was did a little scrambling. You need to start at the street that says private road, great hike tho, pretty!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The first section of this trail (the Acorn Trail) has great views. The views on the PCT are great too. There isn't much to see on the summit of Wright Mountain though (the views are obscured my trees). I still recommend this hike though. The views up and down are worth it. It's also lightly trafficked, which is also nice. I only saw 1 person in the 4 hours I was out there.

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