OCLB - Mount Baldy Day Hike

  • Sun, May 22, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mount Baldy aka Mount San Antonio
  • 2


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Where my Bad Boyz/Gurlz at?

Think you tough?

Prove it!

Mount Baldy Day Hike 

Sunday - May 22, 2022 @ 8 AM

Optional Afterward:  After an exhilarating day, we will head to

Blaze Pizza in Claremont

to whet our appetite with Pizza and Beer or Soda ($ out of your pocket).  And for those craving a sweet something to take home,

"I Like Pie Bakeshop'

is down the street with awesome, delicious individually sized made from scratch pies of a variety of flavors.  

Triple yummy!

Photo: And away we go - merrily on our way to the green ski hut! 

Come with us to San Antonio aka Mount Baldy, the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains. We will be leaving from the trailhead at Manker Flats north of the Mount Baldy Village. You will need an Adventure Pass or a National Parks Pass to park. The hike will leave at 8:00 AM.

If coming from the west on the 210, exit Baseline Rd. and turn left at the first signal and then right on Padua. Then right on Mt. Baldy Rd. When you come to Manker Flats (the road has a median there, drive to near the end of the median), you can find parking along the road. If you arrive at the ski area, you have gone too far.

From Manker Flats, we will follow the mountain road to San Antonio Falls which flows year round. Continuing on the road, at six tenths of a mile, we will hit the trail up through San Antonio Canyon. Our next stop will be the Sierra Club's ski hut. After a rest there, we will continue across a rocky area, and then climb up the canyon to a ridge. From there, we will have a steep climb to the summit at 10,064 feet.

Pictured:  Lance, Frederick, Rob, Richard and Rick taking a break prior to  tackling the last part of ascending Mt. Baldy!

On a clear day, it is possible to see as far as the Channel Islands, Mount San Gorgonio, Mount San Jacinto, the Santa Monica Mountains, and far out into the desert.

At the summit, we will enjoy the views. People can eat the lunches that they have brought for the hike. After lunch, we will descend via the Devil's Backbone trail. This is a spectacular trail that descends to the Mount Baldy Ski Area. The trail is a narrow spine with dramatic drop offs on both sides.

When we reach the Mount Baldy Ski Area lodge, we have a choice to hike down the ski area access road or opt to take the ski chair lift down to our cars at Manker Flats.  Total gain/loss is 3,900 feet. Total mileage is 11.25 miles.

This is a STRENUOUS hike.

An Adventure Pass or a National Parks Pass is required for parking. For Information, click here.  Your trip leader will be checking people's supplies to be certain that you are prepared for the hike. There is no fee for this hike.

Bring: Ten Essentials, water (2 to 3 liters recommended), lunch/snacks, sun protection, layered clothing depending on the weather/temperature, sturdy hiking footwear with good tread and hiking poles will be helpful.

Carry Emergency Contact Information.

Hiking Requirements - You will need to be in good physical condition for this hike. Click here for more information.

Cancel: If you cannot make a hike for which you have registered please cancel as others may be on the waitlist. You may cancel directly from your profile settings or notify the hike leader.

Weather Policy: Inclement weather cancels.

Unless otherwise noted, registration for this event is limited to Great Outdoors members. To sign up as a memberclick here 

Clear any medical concerns with the hike leader that may affect your ability to complete the hike.

Trip Leader:  Rick Ponce

redrunner7@aol.com or 805-217-6428

Sweep for this hike is this guy pictured below:

Lance states:  I am always excited to ascend to Mt. Baldy as it is indeed a workout!  However it is extremely satisfying to reach the top and enjoy the glory of conquering the summit along with others!  One of my favorite hikes - come join us in this adventure.  As a bonus the views are spectacular!

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

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