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Tanbark Flats, California Map

This is one of my favorite areas in the Angeles National Forest. I first discovered it when I hiked the East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere) a few years ago.

The hike to Bonita Peak isn't easy. It's a steep climb and has barely any shade. I imagine it's brutal on a hot and sunny day (the recommended months are October to April). Make sure to bring plenty of water either way.

The views are incredible. I went on a clear winter day and was able to see numerous peaks and canyons and even Catalina Island. The trail was lightly trafficked and overgrown in parts, but I never lost track of the path.

Next time I plan on going all the way to Iron Mountain.

Here is a quick video of Heaton Flats to Bonita Peak.


Saturday, February 25, 2017