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Carlos Huerta reviewed Twin Peaks Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingGreat!

The hike in general is easy, except for the last mile going up, it is almost vertical and quite challenging. Make sure you are hydrated and have good hiking boots and poles.

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Kristin & Wade T. reviewed Twin Peaks Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingBugsGreat!Scramble

Beautiful area with all the big trees giving shade if you start early enough, around 70% of the trail is shaded. The stretch further after the saddle closer to the peak is a scramble, loose gravel and straight up. Make sure you follow the stacked rocks and AllTrails on the last stretch before the peak, it’s easy to lose sight of the trail. Bring trekking poles for the portion coming back down from the peak, you’ll need them due to the loose ground, gets better again after the saddle. It’s a challenging hike for sure but in a good way :) Took us 5 hr 15 min round trip—plus we spent 45 minutes at the peak all by ourselves having a snack and enjoying the spectacular views , so 6 hrs total.

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Douglas Olivares reviewed Three Points to Mt Waterman [CLOSED]
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Sandy Bone reviewed Akawie Peak [CLOSED]
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Hiking

Pleasant... warm-up... could bring the kiddos.

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Angel Madrid reviewed Valley Forge Trail [CLOSED]
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BackpackingBlowdown

This is a trail I have hiked for years. It's great for beginners to get a feel for backpacking. There are some blowdowns and dodgy spots on the trail but overall very fun. It gets pretty warm so bring lots water or a filter to grab water from the little creek. Also there are some cool old buildings on the trail so it definitely keeps it interesting.

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Naren Gunasekera reviewed Winston Peak [CLOSED]
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Hiking

We did this as a shorter in-and-out instead of a loop. Still a great experience on a beautiful trail.

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Madeline Graham reviewed San Gabriel Peak Trail
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HikingGreat!
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Christy “CC” Cheung reviewed San Gabriel Peak Trail
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HikingGreat!

My favorite of the 5 peaks there. And theres a peak sign and great log there to sit and snack on.

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Kerstin Leistner reviewed Valley Forge Trail [CLOSED]
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John McCoy reviewed Akawie Peak [CLOSED]
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HikingBugs

Great trail, and I must add the road to get to it is some of the most fun mountain driving I’ve done in LA. A decent amount of gnats (hiked mid August) but nothing unbearable. In regards to the 50/50 shaded part in the description, it’s a mix the whole time so there are no long stretches with no shade.

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John McCoy reviewed Winston Peak [CLOSED]
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Randy Gilbert reviewed Twin Peaks Trail [CLOSED]
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WalkingBugs

It’s a challenging trail with multiple elevated sections. Not recommended for newbie hikers! If you start early, be prepared for a deluge of bugs! Much better coming down. Be safe on your descent from twin peaks, it’s very steep with lose gravel.

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mike gavigan reviewed Akawie Peak [CLOSED]
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Hiking

Trail was in great shape. Mostly gradual incline with some steep parts. The faint hikers trail down the western ridge wilderness boundary is a great way to return on this hike. It’s shorter and steeper than the out and back with great views. One small water source was trickling on the way up to Waterman, enough to filter and refill. Very thankful for that today! Fun Hike.

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Sean McCoy reviewed San Gabriel Peak Trail
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HikingOff trailOver grown

Some shade early in the morning but exposed later in the day. One spot with water still slightly flowing. The ridge down has some steep sections.

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Great

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HikingGreat!Over grown

Another long trail I've completed recently. Fairly lightly trafficked and mild elevation until the serious ascent when part of the Twin Peak Trail section joined. Encountered very few people until the last elevation stretch where many more people emerged, probably people coming in from the Buckhorn area. This is not a difficult trail in terms of technicality or altitude gain, but the distance itself was unforgiving.

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Riley Elliott reviewed Idlehour Trail
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BackpackingOver grown

Started the hike at 730am and it took us about 4 hours to get down. Heat wasn't too bad but it's pretty exposed, in good spirits we didnt think much of it until we hiked back up it the next morning, which... beat us up. Says here its 7.4 miles each way, both my girlfriend and I tracked it and both of us came up with closer to 9 miles each way so be prepared in case our calculations were indeed accurate, lots of water especially for the hike out. Camp was awesome, and if you're on the right trail, you wont miss it, there are iron stoves that you will notice. I saw maybe 4 spots, 3 were very visible and the one we used was tucked around the hill downstream. A crystal clear creek flowed nicely at camp and was perfect to filter water and cool off. Very few people on the trail, and only one other camp that stayed overnight that I didnt see til this morning. Overall: great destination to camp, hike was pretty, and pretty brutal at times. I would recommend, but maybe not if you've been a couch potato like us and do this on a whim without much prior cardio of recently. Have fun!

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Cindysue Compton reviewed Idlehour Trail
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Hiking

This is definitely a hard trail in the summer. Sun was just relentless on the trail. Towards the campground it’s shaded but rest of the trail is pretty exposed. Also the AllTrails recording takes you passed the campground a couple miles? So we started from the beginning but at Idlehour Campground is we’re we turned around. You still get verified and it’s still a solid 14.7 miles.

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Tom Fell reviewed Idlehour Trail
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BackpackingOver grown

This is a great overnight camping hike. It definitely earns the “Hard” rating from the hike back up. There’s also little to no signage for Idlehour until you get to the junction about 3.5 miles down. You have to follow the signs for Mt Wilson (the peak, not campground) until you reach the junction. From there it’s a straight shot. The first half is very exposed, but the views are beautiful. Would not recommend doing it in the heat of the day. Cooler months would be ideal. Pretty steep and rocky but felt safe. Just bring plenty of water. The only spot to filter during the dry months is at the trail camp. Second half of the trail( from the junction to the Idlehour campground) is narrow and a bit overgrown. There are some trees to scramble over and under; so prepare to get on your hands and knees for a bit. It’s also more exposed than I expected. Despite that, it’s much less steep than the first half and more wooded. Great views and a few river crossings that were nonexistent for us, as the river was dry (we went in early August). River began to flow about a mile from camp, which was a relief. Didn’t see anyone on this section at all. The trail camp itself is excellent. Plenty of spots and there was only one small group other than us. The river through camp was cold, clear, and deep enough in a few spots to hop in and cool down. Idlehour trail camp was a great, secluded night away amidst the camping craze of COVID-19. Took us about 3.5 hours down and 3.5 hours up. I guess we just really wanted to get out of the heat heading back!

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Emily Waller reviewed San Gabriel Peak Trail
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Hiking

Fun trail, not a lot of shade, baby rattle snake on the trail at the top

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Kyle Williams reviewed Winston Peak [CLOSED]
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Nice little loop hike. I went left first from the parking lot, which had the more intensive incline up front then downhill to the next trail and uphill again to the parking lot. Not too many people on the trail. Only a small handful of groups, most of whom were wearing masks when passing people. Shade is spotty and it was still pretty warm despite the elevation. View from the peak was nice and lots of breeze up top.

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mike gavigan reviewed Winston Peak [CLOSED]
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steep, no switchbacks north of winston peak

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