Sunset Peak the Long Way Conditioning Hike 8 mi. 1400 G/L

Come join us on a fun and scenic conditioning hike to Sunset Peak. A winding fire-road hike to one of the front peaks near the Mt. Baldy Area. This is the longer but less strenuous of two routes, and offers outstanding, panoramic views of the Baldy Bowl and – on clear days – the seemingly never-ending sprawl of Rancho Cucamonga. At the peak itself are the remains of an old fire tower that burned down years ago.

The Basics:

- Distance: About 8.1 miles
- Elevation Gain: About 1400 feet
- Time: A little over 3 hours — probably less time if there’s no snow or ice on the trail.
- Trail Condition: Very good. It’s fire road almost all of the way, so it’s wide and relatively level. Junctions aren’t marked, but just keep going up and you should be fine.
- How To Get There: Take the 210 to the Mount Baldy exit. Continue north toward Mount Baldy Village, then turn left onto Glendora Ridge Road. Drive about 4.2 miles to a turnoff on the left hand side of the road. Park here, display your Adventure Pass, and start your hike on the Fire Road.
- Map It

The Notables:
- Relatively easy fire road trail
- Excellent views of the Baldy Bowl, San Antonio Canyon, and Rancho Cucamonga.
- Remains of a fire tower at the summit.

Bring:  Water and something to snack.

WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL HIKERS OR LEADERS, WE ARE JUST INVITING YOU TO JOIN US ON THIS HIKE. BY SIGNING UP, YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT HOLD THE GROUP, ITS LEADERS OR MEMBERS LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY YOU MAY SUFFER ON ANY AU ACTIVITY.  YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS.



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  • Rob W

    Thanks for a great hike Keith. There is always such a nice vibe on your hikes.
    @Barbara Thanks for the geocaching primer
    @Heat Go away

    July 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Rob. Thanks for the kind words! The hikers are as much to blame as I for the good vibes. And yes, Barbara's Geo-cache surprise was so cool.

      July 1, 2013

  • Bryon

    I forgot to mention, we came across a rattlesnake on the side of the trail before we turned around. I would have taken a picture but he was shaking that rattle.so I assumed he wasn't in the mood.

    June 30, 2013

    • Cynthia G

      Wow... glad we missed that one.

      June 30, 2013

    • Flo S.

      We probably woke it up!

      July 1, 2013

  • Kathy T

    What a great group of hikers! Thank you Keith, for organizing us. Today was my first hike with the group, and what an amazing start! I look forward to many adventures with you guys and gals. :)

    June 30, 2013

  • Flo S.

    What a great hike today! Yes! It was a scorcher, but with us all encouraging each other and taking breaks on the way up, we did great! Thanks Keith & Cynthia for hosting. Hope we can do this hike again.

    June 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes Flo, hiking can be a team sport at times. : ) I do this conditioning hike about once every month or two.

      1 · June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI When we started it was 84 degrees and when we finished 105 degrees. We got off the mountain just in time. : )

    June 30, 2013

  • Cynthia G

    Great hot weather conditioning hike.... and everyone did fantastic! Thank you Keith for taking us on this challenging hike today. Good to see what we were all able to do.

    1 · June 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      : )

      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for co hosting Cynthia and all of the beautiful pictures. See you at Smith Mtn.

    2 · June 30, 2013

  • Bryon

    Sorry had to turn back after about 3 miles. One of my friends just couldn't make it. See you next time.

    June 30, 2013

    • Bryon

      Looking forward to the Smith Mnt Bear Creek hike, did you list it yet?

      June 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Bryon. Yes, Smith Mtn is listed for Saturday the 13th. : )

      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great conditioning hike on a blistering hot day. A good pace and great conversations along the way made this hike very enjoyable. It was good see so many friends and meet some new hiking peeps too. Hope to see you all soon on my next adventure to Smith Mountain and Bear Creek on July 13th. Thanks to all who attended today.

    2 · June 30, 2013

  • Berg

    Sorry to cancel, emergency work call.

    June 30, 2013

  • Alina J

    I'm sorry to drop so late. See you next time.

    June 29, 2013

  • Hallie

    Is anyone available for carpooling? I'm from South OC

    June 27, 2013

    • Hallie

      We're coming :)!

      June 29, 2013

    • Flo S.

      Ok! See you at the Orange P&R tomorrow morning, leaving 6:45 am.

      June 29, 2013

  • Joy C

    Christina is coming too!

    June 29, 2013

  • Cynthia

    It's too hot for me to hike tomorrow. Have fun and stay hydrated.

    June 29, 2013

  • Catherine (Kat) R

    Urgent family matter came up

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Its going to be a hot hike. Start hydrating now big time. Make sure to bring plenty of hydration, light clothes in color and weight, a hat and sunscreen. And anything else that will help keep you cool and healthy.

    June 28, 2013

  • Flo S.

    It looks like Catherine R would like to carpool with us. Meet us at the Orange P&R. We'll be leaving at 6:45 sharp. We have room for one more. Email me direct. Catherine R. please confirm.

    June 27, 2013

  • Cee-Mobile Spa Dreams E.

    sorry but I have a last minute family luncheon; have a great hike everyone and hope to join and hike with you next time!

    June 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      See you soon Cee!

      1 · June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone carpooling from Mira Loma/Norco/Corona??? let me know ill be down..

    June 27, 2013

  • Flo S.

    Is anyone up for carpooling? My Plus One and I have room for two, leaving the Orange P&R at 6:45am sharp. Please send me an email if interested.

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rob aka Ice-T is coming! OH YEAH!

    June 26, 2013

    • Rob W

      Hi Keith, Looking forward to seeing you, it's been too long!

      June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh Man...I'm bummed Keith....I was hoping to do this hike again but I'm already hiking that day to San Jacinto peak...hopefully you'll post it again...see you next time!

    June 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Gosh darn Becky. Hopefully soon!

      June 24, 2013

  • Catherine (Kat) R

    Never done this trail so looking forward to it. Anyone want to carpool from the Long Beach area?

    June 16, 2013

  • Quan T.

    Won't be able to make this one. Next one for sure!

    June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like a great group so far. : )

    June 10, 2013

  • Bryon

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · June 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me to Bryon!

      June 10, 2013

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