Explore the most popular trail running trails near Claremont with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

love this trail been coming here for years

4 days ago

Great hike. Lots of hills. Best when it’s overcast. Not a good hike during the summer months. Not much shade after the first 1/4 into the hike.

Great trail. Not too many people. I love the tree lined area in the beginning. Have hiked the face once and that’s a challenge! Not for a beginner for sure.

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8 days ago

Very easy and shady !!! Trees cover the trail the whole way so it’s not to hot . Nice stream of water at some points of the trail .

A good conditioning hike.

Well maintained trail. Nice switchbacks. Gorgeous views. Great workout.

The first half is partly shaded and very nice with a little stream running in the spring. The top half is steep and in full sun, with great views at the summit. This is not a good hike for the summer. Not as crowded as the Claremont loop. Don't forget to bring a potato.

Great moderate hike. First time here and easy trail to follow.

Loved this hike. View at the end is pretty amazing. Don't forget to take a potato!

I wish I had went during a day where the sun was out. But I definitely enjoyed the hike going up.

Easy, yet not too easy hike with great views for the short trip. Starts off with a forest like path for the first 1/3 of hike, then transitions to exposed mountains and then hills which give a view of eastern LA County. Using this as my training course, just started it. Average 1hr for the 4.5 miles. Good elevation gain per mile.

Beautiful trail and the view from the top is simply amazing!

Great hike. Great view at the end.

Nice and easy. Thankfully not too hot yet.

My best friend and I have hiked this trail twice. We are both decently active but this was my first time hiking since I was a kid so I’d consider myself a beginner. It’s $3 for 4 hours I think. We go counterclockwise which is about 2.5-3 miles uphill at first. It’s a pretty hard trail for beginners. We take a lot of 3 minute breaks on some benches provided and it ends up taking us two hours. We bring a backpack and fill it with 4-5 water bottles because there’s no shade and no water. We’ve gone both times in 90F weather, although the second time we went the clouds covered the sun and made it a lot more enjoyable. Decent views too! This is a good work out if you go counterclockwise. I weigh 130 and she weighs 150 so we burn about 650-750 calories each doing it. Bring sunscreen!

I made it to the top for the first time last weekend. Not taking any breaks made it a tough challenge.

The scenery at the beginning of the trail looks beautiful in the morning sunlight.

I really liked it is beautiful my dog did good. The people that were there were nice and no creepers

I hiked up the steep section to the south (via the sharp switchback at the beginning of the trail) and jogged down the fireroad on the way back. Great way to spend an afternoon while I was in the area.

Love this trail as a “go to spot” while seeing our son at school nearby. Wife and I enjoy being able to put in 5 miles with a bit of elevation making it a nice workout. Weekends it is heavily trafficked with runners walkers hikers and mountain bikers but very wide trails and never an issue. Saw four deer at the start of the hike and have seen pretty birds flowers and reptiles (nothing dangerous) along the trails. Enjoy the loop!

Mostly no shade. It actually has two ways to go up to the peak. The direction shows on map is easy but takes longer time to get to the peak. The other one is harder but shorter way to get to the peak. Potatoes are cute! The view is around 270 degree, you can take some rest at the peak, but still no shades.

Love this trail. Decent workout, lots of rest stops, there’s bathrooms along the way for those that need it. Love to see so many dogs out there. I wouldn’t take my kids but that’s cus they are whiny little people. I park at the further parking lot making my walk a little over 5.5 miles. Both times I’ve been there there’s been wildlife. First time there was deer and bears. Today there was a gopher snake... so be careful

I absolutely loved this trail . (APRIL) It's super green in the spring . I was in awe of all the scenery . For me it started moderate then easy and back to moderate. It was a great challenging hike . Wouldn't recommend dogs that are not active.

The trail climbs steady, but it isn’t too long of a hike. The trail is pretty and the view from the top is good. The only downfall was the large amount of trash and crappy toilet paper left behind. There were also a few shady people hanging out on the trail. I say hanging out because they never made it to the top. The trail itself was good and a quick cardio workout.

It is good if you like incline and nothing to look at. There is no shade and very few things to sit on. It is basically in my mind a fire road that you are walking on with no real adventure.

Great hike, nice incline

Lovely hike with my pup and I. She loved seeing all of the lizards. I went counter-clockwise and felt the incline pretty deep in my calves. It was nice to finish the hike strong since the majority of the incline was in the beginning. Loved the balance of seeing other people on the trail but also feeling alone at times. Will definitely be back but during the week since the weekend must get really busy.

Amazing hike!

Great workout! definitely bring a water bottle, dog friendly .. hard to find parking though, has become a popular place to hike, happy to see people trying to stay active

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