This route to Wilson offers a killer workout along with a lot of Vitamin D so come prepared! (get the gain of Baldy without the altitude and wind/cold)
Directions and Parking~
The hike starts in a nice residential hood next to a park with a bathroom in the city of Sierra Madre. To get there exit Baldwin off the 210. Go North on Baldwin to Mira Monte and then turn Right or East. Look for the little Mt Wilson store 2 blocks down and park. Read the signs regarding parking. I know it is free but I do not know their street cleaning or trash schedule.
Advanced! On a 1-10 I give it a 8.2
Elevation gain 4800’ – U get TONS of gain w/o the drama of altitude-An ideal training hike for those of us that do not get along with altitude-that would be me. :)
Milage-14-15. So many websites quibble about this! Either way that is a long hike!!
Style-Out and back
BTW the views are spectacular when clear.
Stuff to bring
Trail can be hot and exposed at times and has annoying gnats that party near your face sometimes-more common on the chantry route though. Do bring food as the café at the top will be closed. Water is available at the summit but bring at least 2 liters for the trip up and lastly Yogi bear lives here too. Bear spray and whistles for safety are good. Sunblock and hats are also highly recommended.
Carpooling is what all the cool kids are doing.
This hike will be canceled if it is too hot.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: This group, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from hikes, or for any injuries or accidents before, during, and after 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. All attending must be group members.
All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and have a photo up where their face can be seen.