Looking for a great trail near Mt Baldy, California? AllTrails has 35 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Chino Hills State Park or Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 30 hard trails in Mt Baldy ranging from 4.6 to 28.4 miles and from 4,265 to 10,065 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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over grown
8 days ago

Great hike with easy to moderate difficulty. Completed on Dec 7 2019. Many fell trees on the way make for a bit of roughing. Otherwise a fun climb taking 4 hours to and back from parking at visitor center.

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snow
10 days ago

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snow
13 days ago

As for a review. This is my 3rd time summiting in the winter months and there is a lot of snow! More so than I’ve seen before. However as the other comments said after the ski hut be prepared for a serious workout and the need for special equipment. I was able to summit on 11/30/19 with just crampons and and ice axe. That is the minimum. Storm started to form around 2pm

Hiked up last Sunday and got lucky with clear weather and zero wind. A few ice patches on the lower part. Above the ski hut micro spikes were a must. Several inches of snow covering the upper portion.

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snow
14 days ago

11.30.2019 Went up the Ski Hut route, snow at least 2 feet deep, trail was packed in up until Ski Hut. The trail going over the boulders onto the switch back was not passable without snow shoes, snow would sink in to the hips. Turned around a bit to go straight up to the Bowl, again, sinking into the snow knee to hips, draining to go up at this speed. From this point, you needed crampons and at least a couple of ice axes to climb up, and you’re breaking trail as you go up. Even though it wasn’t strong wind conditions in the Bowl, the slow speed would expose you and wear you out.

Did the baldy bowl via mountaineers routes. Waist high snow, but was mostly packed down enough on the way up. Still can’t avoid post holding. Descending was much tougher, post holing entire way down waist deep at points. Still amazing!

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rocky
snow
15 days ago

Absolutely stunning right now with all the snow. We took the ridge line up and the road down. Ridge line was manageable, but not for beginners.

Did anyone hike Cucamonga peak today ? Trying to find out the road condition to access the hike tomorrow morning?

Help! I lost my phone somewhere just below the summit- black iPhone 8. It's on lost mode, so if you find it and plug it in you can reach me. Thanks! Besides that though this was an excellent hike! Snow was a couple feet deep even at the trailhead. The trail was well packed down up to the lodge. It seems liked the regular trail was impassable so people we're making their way up the bowl. My girlfriend and I just had boots and an ice axe each and it was fine. Steep and strenuous, but definitely manageable. We ended breaking the trail for the last half mile or so (which is also where I lost my phone). Beautiful views and lots of friendly people out for the day!

@jack hill - 11/30 - just heard that there's avalanche warnings and they've also closed the trail for the weeekend

Steep and there’s snow now 11/22. Breathtaking views as everyone’s mentioned. Definitely need crampons or a sled lol. There were some sketchy icy parts. Going down hill without crampons was like skiing.

11/26/19 We were 2 of four people who summited today, there were two others we passed that turned around due to snow and ice. Honestly if you don't have crampons and poles you're going to have a bad time. The last switchbacks were the worst, the trail disappears and is instead replaced by fresh snow, sometimes you sink in a couple inches and sometimes you sink in two feet. Take all necessary precautions to hike this including checking the weather. Allow enough time to hike because it will take longer in the snow than it usually does.

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rocky
19 days ago

Very windy on summit and ridges. Recommend poles and crampons or at least microspikes. Otherwise beautiful hike!!

I summited Cucamonga yesterday, 11/23/19. There was over 2’ of snow on the mountain above Icehouse saddle and about 6” at the saddle. It was pretty hairy on the switchbacks on the steep slope faces. There were only 14 people total to summit this day. There was a group of people ahead of me that cut the trail, but the wind was blowing the snow over the steps in some parts. I did it with microspikes and poles, but I think crampons would have been better. It took significantly longer in the snow... a total of almost 8 hours. Definitely not for the faint of heart in the snow. Having said that, there was one trail runner in shorts!

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snow
21 days ago

Probably my favorite trail in Southern California. But I went yesterday and couldn’t even make it up to the Saddle because there was so much snow! So bring spikes/crampons and hiking/ski poles if you want to make it up at the moment.

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21 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

GMR road is open. I took the shortcut up and fire road down and recommend this loop. Very enjoyable.

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