Silver Moccasin Trail from Angeles Crest Highway to Vetter Mountain

Trailhead: Silver Moccasin Trailhead 1

Trail: Silver Moccasin Trail from Angeles Crest Highway to Vetter Mountain

Stats: 8.4 miles, 2160′ of gain and loss

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Trail Segments: Angeles Crest Highway to Charlton Flats, JCT Charlton Flats to Vetter Mountain

Peaks: Vetter Mountain

Photos: Angeles Crest Highway to Charlton Flats, JCT Charlton Flats to Vetter Mountain

This hike begins by mostly going through recovering burn areas.  With some small patches that appear to have survived with little harm and the forest regenerating itself throughout, this hike offers a nice variety of landscapes to walk through.  The trail descends about 500′ from the trailhead eventually crossing and following Big Tujunga Creek, it then ascends 1810′ to Charlton Flats.  The trail is maintained and easy to follow throughout.  At Charlton Flats, take the road up to Vetter Mountain.  Vetter Mountain is a high point with 360 degree views with an area of hills and valley.  Much further off in the distance are higher peaks which makes the view simultaneously expansive and enclosed.

View from Vetter Mountain

Stream Crossing at Big Tujunga Creek

One thought on “Silver Moccasin Trail from Angeles Crest Highway to Vetter Mountain

  1. Pingback: Feeling Better on Vetter Mountain | Hiking Angeles Forest

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