OCLB - Mount Baden Powell Day Hike

  • Sun, October 24, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mount Baden Powell -- Vincent Gulch Trailhead
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 Mount Baden Powell Day Hike

October 24, 2021 starting at 8 AM at the Vincent Gulch Trailhead

Trip Leader: Michael Millan, email: jadedtrojan@hotmail.com

Click here for map of trailhead location

Quoted from the National Forest Website:

Distance: 8 miles (Roundtrip)

Difficulty: Strenuous

Total Climbing: 2,765 feet

Highest Elevation: 9,356 feet

What to Expect

This iconic Southern California hike intersects with two nationally recognized trails, the Pacific Crest Trail and the Silver Moccasin trail as it winds its way up towards the summit of Mt. Baden-Powell. 

The trail is the most difficult route to the summit but is the most popular way to reach the top. This 8-mile trek features 35 switchbacks up the north face of one of the tallest mountains in the San Gabriels. Those attempting this "must-do" hike will find the beginning part of the hike the most difficult with the rest being slightly easier. The trail will take backpackers under the spine of the ridge through stands of Jeffrey, Ponderosa, and Lodgepole pines. What's more, be sure to stop and admire the 1,500-year-old Limber pine at the timberline. 

Fun fact: Mt. Baden-Powell is named after Lord Robert Baden-Powell in 1931. He was the founder of the modern Boy Scouts and as such the trail is well-maintained by Boy Scout groups. A monument lies in his honor near the summit of his named mountain."

Getting to the Trailhead:

The Angeles Crest Highway reaches the trailhead either from either end.

Here is a map of the Highway.

A National Forest Adventure Pass is required for parking.You will need to obtain this beforehand as the Mount Baldy Visitor Center will be closed when we start. Here is a link to locations that sell the pass.

You may also use The America the Beautiful — The National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Pass.

    Carpooling is recommended to help reduce gas cost and parking. There is NO FEE for this trip.

    What to Bring:

    You should bring your ten essentials. (Click here for the list.), a day pack, water (2 to 3 liters), trekking poles, sunscreen, hat, trail snacks, lunch, and plan on wearing hiking boots or shoes (preferably waterproof).

    Special COVID Related Requirements:

    Participants must comply with the following requirements as a condition of registering for this event:

    1. I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the leader.

    2. I will maintain social distance (min. 6') and wear a face mask if social distancing is not possible

    3. I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.

    4. I will contact trip leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event 

     ‘I Accept’ and will comply with these requirements as a condition of participating in this event.

    NOTE:  Due to COVID restrictions, please DO NOT show up for this hike unless you have completed a registration process here and have answered the required COVID questions. Also, do not bring any unregistered guests on this hike.


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