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Hike, Jones Peak

Bailey Canyon - Jones Peak Climb


Distance: 7 miles

Elevation Gain: 2275'

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 3-5 hours

Meet @ Parking by 8:15 am

(Hike to start at 8:30 am)

Followed by...

Lunch at Barney's Only Place In Town


Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Bailey Canyon offers stunning vistas away from the Los Angeles sprawl.  Trail maps provide easy access to ancient trails and insights to local flora and fauna.  From Bailey Canyon we will trek up Jones Peak, which is one of the lesser known trails in the range.  Be prepared for several climbs, including a race to the top.  Therein is the reward: a unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean on a clear day.  

What to Bring

• 2 Liters Water

• Good Traction Hiking Shoes

• Hiking Poles

• Hat, Sunblock, Sunglasses

• Snacks

• Fun Personality

Trail Map

(a better map can be found HERE)

Parking & Meetup Spot

As if things weren't any better, parking is FREE :)  Simply park in the Bailey Canyon Wilderness parking lot.  If the lot is full overflow parking is available on Grove Street.  Conveniently, the parking lot will also serve as our meetup point.


Driving Directions

Chances are you have a Smartphone or a GPS, so instead, here's a picture of our last hike in Monrovia Canyon:  

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  • Terence

    Hello everyone, here is a short 1 minute YouTube video I did of our hike yesterday. Make sure your video playback settings are at HD otherwise it will look pixelated. I had fun and nice meeting all of you ...see everyone at the next hike.

    4 · August 19, 2013

    • ed

      Very good video, thank you.

      August 19, 2013

    • Moses L.

      Thanks Terence! I love the choice of music. Do you produce these videos regularly.

      August 20, 2013

  • Bay

    So sry to cancel last min. not feeling well :(

    August 17, 2013

  • Maggie

    Sorry. I have to drop this activity. Hope to make it next time

    August 17, 2013

  • Lisa K

    Thanks for the email update, Moses! I do get heat exhaustion. :(

    August 17, 2013

    • Josi C

      Don't drop out, I'm sure it'll be fine with a lot of breaks!

      1 · August 17, 2013

  • Wayne Z.

    anyone like to carpool from rowland heights(west covina, diamond bar, etc..) area?

    August 17, 2013

  • Moses L.

    Big Al is going to be on this hike!!!! :D

    August 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Woohoo! I'm back from Asia =)

      August 17, 2013

  • Wayne Z.

    hey , Moses

    what about the people in the waiting list?

    August 15, 2013

    • Moses L.

      I set a cap because that is the group size I envisioned. An extra person or two shouldn't be a big deal. ;)

      August 16, 2013

  • Josi C

    I hear this place is good, I usually don't go out that way, maybe we can get some gelato afterwards -

    1 · August 15, 2013

    • Moses L.

      You had me at gelato.

      1 · August 16, 2013

  • Josi C

    anyone wanna carpool? i live in Hollywood

    August 14, 2013

    • Danny

      Me! Would it be convenient for you to swing by Koreatown?

      August 16, 2013

    • Josi C

      thanks, but I think I'll drive myself as I might go visit relatives afterwards. see you Sunday!

      August 16, 2013

  • Bay

    hi josi , i live in sherman oaks . which part of hollywood are you from ?

    August 16, 2013

  • Ryan O.

    Sorry have to cancel, Moses. Going out of town that day, schedule conflict. Looking forward to join your next event. Have a good one.

    August 14, 2013

  • John T.

    Is this hike dry? As in no stream crossings?

    August 13, 2013

    • Moses L.

      Correct. We'll be going uphill.

      August 14, 2013

  • Bay

    Um .when will we be done ?

    August 12, 2013

    • Moses L.

      Similar to Monrovia Canyon. We'll probably finish around 1230

      August 12, 2013

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