Past Meetup

Waterman Mountain & Twin Peaks

This Meetup is past

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Organizer: Mike Cheng

Location: La Canada Flintridge, CA

Hike difficulty: Level 8/10

Distance: 11.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 4300'

Time: 7 hours

Trail condition: mostly single file trail, 60% shade

Water: You must carry a minimum of 3 liters.

Guest: no

Dog: no

Toilette: None

Liability Wavier: Required. This is the link. (


What to Bring: Hat, hiking poles, sunscreen, energy bar, lunch, snacks, and water.

What to Wear: hiking shoes with good traction

Direction: From the 210 Freeway in La Cañada Flintridge, head northeast on Angeles Crest Highway (CA 2) for 34 miles. Pass the Mount Waterman Ski Area and park in the small lot off the north side of the road near the mile marker 58.2. If you reach the entrance for Buckhorn Campground you have gone too far.

Parking: In the turnout on the north side of the street near the trail head.

Carpool: Please sign up here. (


Please Chip In:

US Hiking is a social group for hikers. Our events are organized like house parties. Like a regular house party, it costs money to host one. It is customary for guests to help out any way they can to lessen burden on the host. That is the same for hikes. You can bring food, provide carpool or chip in to help out.

Suggested Event Contribution: $ 8 (Chip in link) (


Venue Overview:

Waterman Mountain (8,036') is a large and broad, forested peak that sits just on the northern border of the San Gabriel Wilderness. The area is very much like Yosemite. It has an abundance of granite formation and pine forest, along with the beautiful streams near the bottom.

This is near the middle of the Angeles Forest and the views along the trail are spectacular. The summit is marked by a survey tag. South side of the summit has spectacular city views. You'll have to climb a little, but the reward is great. On a clear day you can even see San Jacinto Peak.

From the summit, we will hike down to Twin Peak Saddle. From the Saddle to the Twin Peaks (7,761') summit is very steep, 1,000'-1,200'/mile for 1.3 miles. Hiker beware!


Our Policy:

Profile photo: Anyone interested in joining US Hiking must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of our group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up for an event.

Waiting list priority: People who hike with with US Hiking regularly will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.

Advanced hikes: Anyone interested in participating in advanced hikes (>3,000' elevation gain or distance > 10 miles or Difficulty Level > = 7) will be subject to prescreening before his/her name will be added to the list. Therefore, interested hiker must share with the event host his/her recent hiking background to establish proficiency before his/her name will be added to the list. Guests are not allowed on advanced hikes.

Early departure: If a hiker needs to be separated from the group for any reason, he/she must inform the event host. Not knowing a hiker's where about may prompt the event host to report a hiker's missing to proper authority for further actions.

No show: If you sign up for an event but did not show up, you will be removed from the next event you sign up.

No minor: Meetup user agreement and our liability waiver can not be agreed to by a minor. Therefore, you and your guest must be over 18 to participate in our events.

No drug: Zero tolerance for all illegal drug use.



If you have prior medical condition or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.

If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.

Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.

Release of Liability:

The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.

By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

US Hiking, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from this event, or for any injuries or accidents incurred before, during, and after this event. If you sign up or participate in an event you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injuries and damages arising from, as a result of and associated with this event.

In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: