This is an Advanced Beginner/Intermediate hike suitable for anyone in reasonably good physical condition. We will hike at a medium pace. Please note that this is the trial head closest to Mt. Baldy Road, not the one 4 miles down Glendora Ridge Road we use for the long way. Check the map please. Contact me with any questions.
Come join us on a fun and scenic hike to the Electronic Towers and Sunset Peak. A winding fire-road hike up to one of the front peaks near the Mt. Baldy Area that 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.
We will take the well-graded fire road 3 Miles to the saddle near Sunset Peak then continue on 3 more miles to the Electronic Towers. We will have lunch then head back to Sunset Peak the way we came. Next we will bag Sunset Peak and take a short break. Then to finish off we will descend straight down the Firebreak that runs along the ridge line 2 miles back down to our starting point. The trail down is a class 2 scramble, steep with lots of boulder hopping, a little bush whacking and even some slipping and sliding in the loose sections. Doing the hike this way is so much fun.
This hike is cross posted with Lazy Ass Hiking. An awesome bunch!
Location: Angeles National Forest south of Mt. Baldy. From the 210 Freeway, take the Baseline Road exit and go west for 0.7 miles. Take a right (north) onto Mills, go 1.1 miles and bear right onto Mt. Baldy Road. Go 8 miles and take a hard left on Glendora Ridge Road (right before Mt. Baldy Village) and drive a mile to Cow Canyon Saddle and park at the side of the road.
Waiver of Liability: This group, its organizer and assistant organizers,will not beheld responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during group hikes. If you sign up and come on this hike/outing, you are acknowledging that you freely and voluntarily assume all risks of injuries and damages and agree to participate in the hike/outing.