Past Meetup

Mount Hillyer

Hosted by Humanist Hikers of Southern California

Public group

This Meetup is past

15 people went

Chilao Campground

Angeles Crest Highway · Pasadena, CA

How to find us

I will be in the parking lot at the front wearing my green fedora

Location image of event venue


Greetings All My next hike will be to Mount Hillyer. 900 foot elevation gain/loss. 6 miles round trip, a there and back hike. To get there, take the 110 north to its end in Pasadena, go to California St and turn left get on the 210 heeading west, get off at Angeles Crest Highway, take angeles crest 24 miles to chilao campground, there is a large sign that says "CHILAO CAMPGOUND", turn left at and go down the road. there will be several side road off to the left and right DO NOT take those. You are looking for a sign that says "SILVER MOCCASIN" TRAIL" it is located in spot in the road that will hold 4 cars at most on the left side of the road. you will go about a mile before you see this sign. The sign is easy to miss if cars are parked in front of it. This is the trail head. Park here or at the cut out in the road about 50 yards back from this, which holds more cars by the way. Trail starts here. Bring water and sunscreen, This is not a hike for the couch potato, if you have done a hike or two and/or are in reasonably good shape no problem. Keep in mind we are going from 5300 feet to 6200 feet. 5 dollar day use fee required, get the permits at the ranger station that is at the intersection of Angeles Crest Hwy and Angeles Forest Hwy about 9 miles from La Canada on the right side of road, if you see a sign for Switezers you have passed it. They do take debit and credit however cash is best. Hope to see you there Norman