Jones Peak & Orchard Camp - 9miles & 2800ft gain

Come join us for a hike up to Jones Peak, the imposing mount right above Sierra Madre.  I am sure many of you have wondered about "the mount" when you drive on the I-210 and looked up at mount with a trail right above Sierra Madre.  We will then head down to the Crossover Trail and intersect with Mt. Wilson Trail.  We will turn left here and hike to Orchard Camp to visit the 1,500 yrs old oak tree.  After some rest, we will hike down Mt. Wilson Trail to Sierra Madre, then walk about 3/4 miles along the street to get back to our cars.


View from the top of Jones Peak looking down on Sierra Madra.












Parking: The parking lot and along the street is free.  No need for adventure pass.


Note: On the way back down, if the whole group is up to it, I can lead and take a little detour through the original Mt. Wilson trail cutting through to First Water.


- Good traction trail shoes
- Water: 2 liters
- Lightweight layers, rain/wind breaker jacket (Check weather forecast)
- Lunch & snacks
- Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses 
- Trekking Poles
- Small camera/cell phone

Safety is a priority for everyone in the group.  The function of the event organizer is only to organize the event and I assume absolutely no responsibility for you/your guests.  All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any LAAPGSM  Meetup event, you are releasing the LAAPGSM Meetup Group and it's organizers from all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.  Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.

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  • Shawn

    thank you Alan and Lia for organizing this hike, and those of you who uploaded the photos!

    January 21, 2013

  • Jeff

    Thanks Alan and Lia for organizing the hike. The view was awesome! I made it down the trail in 1 hour and 20 minutes without falling off any cliffs! :)

    January 20, 2013

  • Jing-Ni

    Thanks Alan for a fun hike!

    January 20, 2013

  • kevin

    Thank u to Alan and Lia for organizing the hike.

    January 20, 2013

  • LA

    Thank U Alan! Great to meet everyone.. hope to see u all again soon!

    January 20, 2013

  • Ming

    Thanks guys for setting up such a great fun event......

    January 19, 2013

  • Yuemin

    It was fun! You guys are a lively bunch. Lets regroup again soonish!

    January 19, 2013

  • Van

    A special thank you to Alan and Kevin for helping me through the hike, Sing and one other new friend (sorry, i couldn't remember your name) to go look for me. I wouldn't have made it without you guys and thank you everyone for your patience. I had fun and felt accomplished. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    January 19, 2013

  • Sing

    Thanks for organizing Alan, Checks for me and Dewey are in the mail i assume.

    January 19, 2013

    • Alan

      You are welcome. And ;-O

      January 19, 2013

    • Dewey

      Alan, if you pay your peons well, we may consider a "Nicer" method to improve your lung capacity. ;)

      January 19, 2013

  • Tim P.

    I'm so sorry for the no-show today. I had to replace, last-minute, a security agent last night down in Costa Mesa. Didn't get off til 2AM and got home at 3. It won't happen again. Hope everyone had a blast.

    January 19, 2013

  • Van

    I apologize. I will be 15 min late if u guys can wait for me.

    January 19, 2013

  • Van

    Hi Alan and Lia. Is this trail okay for beginners?

    January 1, 2013

    • Van

      Thank u Alan and Joo, I'll give it a try. :)

      January 17, 2013

    • Alan

      That is the spirit. Just think positively and you will be fine. Beside we have Sing, so if anything, he can carry you down. :)

      January 18, 2013

  • Josi

    Anybody live west of the 626?

    January 16, 2013

  • Josi

    Anyone able to carpool? I live in Hollywood area.

    January 14, 2013

  • Alan

    Sing, you planning to carry enough water for everyone also? And if there is any spare water, you are going to make a lake out of it? :)

    January 9, 2013

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