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Location: Los Angeles County, about 10 miles north of Claremont, 45 miles from Los Angeles
|Los Angeles and Vicinity
|Angeles National Forest
|Mt Baldy 7½, Mount San Antonio 7½
|Official HPS Maps
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|Routes as shown on
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- Distance: 10 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 2800'
- Time: 6-7 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
- Navigation: Difficult
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- Take the 210 freeway east to Baseline Road exit in the City of Claremont.
Turn left (west) at the bottom of the off-ramp onto Baseline Road.
- Almost immediately, take the first right (north) onto Padua Ave.
- Go 1.8 miles north on Padua to the intersection with Mount Baldy Rd.
Turn right (northeast).
- Take this road northeast and then north about seven miles to
the USFS Mt. Baldy Vistors Center on the left in Mt. Baldy Village.
- Park in the parking lot of the Visitors Center or along Mt. Baldy Road.
Note: Parking at the northeast corner of of Mills and Mt Baldy road is no longer viable. This is now a paid parking lot with a three hour maximum.
Parking in the adjacent neighborhood is also posted and severely restricted.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (4260'),
hike up past the church on Bear Canyon Drive. Bear Canyon Drive is
about 200' south of the Visitors Center. It soon becomes the Bear
Canyon Trail. Continue on this trail about 2 miles to a flat area
just past a stream crossing. This is Bear Flat.
- Continue on this trail about 100' beyond the stream to a large oak
tree on the left. At the left of this tree is a very faint trail
leading down to a gully.
- Follow this faint trail as it goes into a small stand of trees,
crosses a streambed, and starts to contour along the south slope of a
ridge at about 5600' before descending and entering the west fork of
- The trail stays on the right side of the canyon, and grows
increasingly faint. There is an obscure switchback at a large fallen
tree, and the trail continues from about the most uphill point of the
tree. At 6420' the trail comes to an old campsite and disappears.
- Continue up the canyon to the ridge at a point north of bump 6640'+.
Follow a trail south along the ridge around the east side of bump
6930' into the saddle north of Lookout. Continue south up through
brush to the summit.
The Forest Service requests that the first 50' of this route off
Bear Canyon Trail not be clipped. The Forest Service does not want
hikers to Mt. Baldy confused by this branching route. Please note that
the Bear Canyon Trail is called the "Baldy Trail" on the