The summit of Mt. Hillyer (elevation 6,162′) is long and its highest point isn’t obvious as bumps along its ridge a little further away look higher until one reaches them and looks back. Nice views can be had with some walking around the peak. Getting to the peak requires trekking through one of my favorite areas of Angeles National Forest, a wonderful combination of trees, large boulders, and interesting rock outcrops that are popular destinations for rock climbers. The Mt. Hillyer Trail is magnificent in snow and can be snowshoed with far less risk than many of the other popular areas for snow play in this forest.

Snow covered Mt. Hillyer Trail.

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