Come with us to Mount Baldy, the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains. On this O.C./Long Beach chapter-led hike, we will be leaving from the trail head at Manker Flats north of the Mount Baldy Village. You will need an Adventure Pass to park. The hike will leave at 8:00 AM.
This is #2 in our Six Pack of Peaks Challenge. It's free for Great Outdoors members or $5 for non-members .
This hike is led by the Orange County/Long Beach chapter, and co-sponsored by the Los Angeles chapter. Read the mandatory trail notes here: greatoutdoors.org/oclb/OCLBWebsite/Trip-Notes/2018_Mount_Baldy_Day_Hike.pdf
NB: Please register here on this webpage, so we can email you any updates on conditions, and get a headcount.
- Very strenuous. Highest mountain in Los Angeles County.
- 10,064 ft elevation
- Elevation gain: 3,950 ft.
- 8+ hours, 11.3 miles.
Read all the below links, be physically fit, prepared and know what you're getting into. People can and do die on this trail, so please take it seriously. The route we are taking is strenuous, gains elevation quickly (see PDF above). Let's do this hike safely and smartly.
About the SoCal Six Pack of Peaks Challenge
Southern California is a landscape of horizon-filling mountain ranges and towering peaks. Explore the highest highs with us this year! The LA Chapter of Great Outdoors is scheduling hikes in partnership with the Orange County/Long Beach chapter, to six of the tallest peaks in Southern CA. The annual challenge was created by the SoCal Hiker website, and those with an interest can register for the Challenge here.
The “Starter” package is a $30 contribution, some of which goes to support Big City Mountaineers. BCM instills critical life skills in under-served youth through transformative wilderness mentoring expeditions.
Regardless of whether you register for the challenge or not, we hope you’ll consider joining us for all six peak climbs. Open to all, must be in good physical health, let's make this the year we climb all six!
GREAT OUTDOORS is the largest LGBTQ outdoor recreational organization in Southern California, with 5 chapters in Los Angeles, Orange County/Long Beach, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, and San Diego. Join us for fun hikes, camping trips & more!