*Permit is required even for day hike*
*Parking Permit is required*
* Microspikes are required *
*Be on time we do not wait for anyone for more than 15 minutes as these hikes can take whole day and we do not want to be stuck in the mountains without right gears because of people arriving late*
We will be going up Ski Hut Trail and returning from Devil's Backbone Trail. Organizers: Rekha K
Distance: 10.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 3900'
Description of hike - We will park along Mount Baldy Road just past Manker Flats Campground at the bottom of Falls Road. Start hiking up the paved road toward San Antonio Falls (0.6 miles). A third of a mile past the falls, turn left up a narrow unmarked trail and hike up to the Sierra Club Ski Hut (2.6 miles)
Cross Baldy Bowl and hike north up a ridge to the summit (4.5 miles)
Descend eastward down Devil’s Backbone Trail across a ridge to Baldy Notch (7.8 miles)
Descend the dirt road next to the operating ski lift, passing San Antonio Falls to return to the trailhead (10.2 miles)
Please bring: At least 3+ liters of water, dress in layers, poles if you use them, a hat, snacks and lunch, sturdy shoes, your 10 essentials and your happy hiking face. To get to the trailhead: Take the 210 east to Baseline Road (exit 52). Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp on to Baseline Road. Make the next right on to Padua Avenue. Drive 1.7 miles and turn right onto Mount Baldy Road (there will be a traffic light). Continue 7 miles up Mount Baldy Road through Mount Baldy Village (where there is a visitor center). and follow the road for another 4.4 miles up the mountain past Manker Flats Campground to the bottom of Falls Road on the left. Park along Mount Baldy Road, display an adventure pass, and begin hiking up Falls Road.
Trailhead address: Mount Baldy Road & Falls Road, Angeles National Forest, Mount Baldy, CA 91759
Trailhead coordinates:[masked], [masked] (34° 15′ 58.21″N 117° 37′ 36.62″W)
WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL LEADERS OR HIKERS. WE ARE SIMPLY 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 MISHAP YOU MAY SUFFER. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS SHOULD A MISHAP OCCUR. HIKING CAN BE DANGEROUS, PLEASE KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS.