2018 Hikes

Hiking Journal of my hikes completed in 2018.

Total Miles Hiked in 2018:

  • 173.5 miles with 37,467′ of gain

Miles Hiked in Angeles Forest in 2018:

  • 150.4 miles with 33,430′ of gain

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Hike #22 on May 11. In Humboldt State Redwoods Park, I hiked a portion of the Bull Creek Trail.

Bull Creek (5-11-2018).

Stats: 3.3 miles, 445′ of gain and loss.


Hike #21 on May 10. In Pinnacles National Park, West Entrance, I hiked the Juniper Canyon, High-Peaks, and Tunnel Trail.

Tunnel Trail (5-10-18).

Stats: 4.4 miles, 1,332′ of gain and loss.


Hike #20 on Apr 29. In Angeles National Forest, from Mill Creek, I hiked the PCT to Mt. Pacifico and followed the road back.

View toward Mt. Pacifico from the Pacific Crest Trail (4-29-18).

Stats: 12.3 miles, 2,250′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Mt. Pacifico Trails: Pacific Crest Trail, Mt. Pacifico Hiker’s Trail, Mt. Pacific Road. Route description includes track map, step by step instructions, and a link to a peak photo gallery.


Hike #19 on Apr 21. In Angeles National Forest, from Chilao Flats, I hiked to Mt. Hillyer with Debbie, Monique, Collette, Giselle, and Jacqueline.

View from the North Mt. Hillyer Hiker’s Trail (4-21-18).

Stats: 4.2 miles, 845′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Mt. Hillyer, Horse Flats Campground Trails: Silver Moccasin Trail, Mt. Hillyer Trail, North Mt. Hillyer Hiker’s Trail, Horse Flats Road. Route description includes track map, step by step instructions, and links to photo galleries.


Hike #18 on Apr 14. In Angeles National Forest, from Rosenita Saddle, I hiked to Mt. Hillyer with Debbie.

View from Mt. Hillyer (4-14-2018).

Stats: 4.2 miles, 845′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Mt. Hillyer, Horse Flats Campground Trails: South Mt. Hillyer Trail, North Mt. Hillyer Hiker’s Trail, Horse Flats Road, Mt. Hillyer Trail. Route description includes track map, section profile, step by step instructions, and links to photo galleries.


Hike #17 on Apr 7. In Angeles National Forest, from Charlton Flats, I hiked to Vetter Mountain with Debbie.

View from Vetter Mountain looking toward Strawberry Peak (4-7-2018).

Stats: 4.9 miles, 750′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Vetter Mountain Trails: Vetter Mountain Road, Silver Moccasin Trail, Vetter Mountain Trail. Route description includes track map, section profile, step by step instructions, and links to photo galleries.


Hike #16 on Mar 31. In Joshua Tree National Park, I hiked the Boy Scout Trail as a shuttle starting in Indian Cove with Scott.

Boy Scout Trail (3-31-2018).

Stats: 8.1 miles, 1,420′ of gain and loss.


Hike #15 on Mar 30. In Joshua Tree National Park, I hiked the Lost Horse Mine Loop and Cap Rock Nature Trail with Scott.

Lost Horse Mine Loop Trail (3-30-2018).

Stats: 7.3 miles, 840′ of gain and loss.


Hike #14 on Mar 26. In Angeles National Forest, from Millard Canyon Trailhead, I hiked to Dawn Mine.

Millard Canyon Trail (3-26-2018).

Stats: 6.1 miles, 1,440′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Dawn Mine, Saucer Branch Falls.Trails: Sunset Ridge Trail, Millard Canyon Trail. Route description includes track map, section profile, and step by step instructions.


Hike #13 on Mar 6. In Angeles National Forest, from the Trail Canyon Trailhead, I hiked to the falls.

Trail Canyon Falls (3-6-2018).

Stats: 4.8 miles, 930′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Trail Canyon Falls.Trails: Trail Canyon Trail. Route description includes track map, section profile, and step by step instructions.


Hike #12 on Feb 26. In Angeles National Forest, from the Cobb Estate, I hiked to Muir Peak and Inspiration Peak.

View from the Inspiration Peak Hiker’s Trail looking down on Inspiration Point and out to Muir Peak (2-26-2018).

Stats: 11.2 miles, 3,140′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: White City Ruins at Echo Mountain, Inspiration Point, Muir Peak, and Inspiration Peak. Trails: Lower and Middle Sam Merrill Trail, Castle Canyon Trail, One Man & One Mule Trail, Muir Peak Trail, Inspiration Peak Hiker’s Trail. Route description includes track map, section profile, and step by step instructions with segment pages, links to peak photo pages, links to trail photo pages and a link to points of interest page.


Hike #11 on Feb 19. In Angeles National Forest, from Millard Canyon at the upper gate, I hiked to Bear Canyon Campground and back.

Angeles National Forest

View toward Mt. Disappointment, San Gabriel Peak and Mt. Markham from the Upper Bear Canyon Trail (2-19-2018).

Stats: 10.8 miles, 3,100′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Bear Canyon Campground, Trails: Upper Sunset Ridge Trail, Millard Canyon Trail, Upper Bear Canyon Trail. Route description includes track map, section profile, and step by step instructions.


Hike #10 on Feb 15. In Angeles National Forest, from the Colby Canyon Trailhead, I hiked to Josephine Peak and Strawberry Meadow/Potrero with some friends.

View toward Strawberry Peak from Strawberry Meadow (2-15-2018).

Stats: 14.8 miles, 3,070′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Josephine Peak, Josephine Saddle, and Strawberry Meadow/Potrero Trails: Colby Canyon Trail, Josephine Saddle Trail, and Josephine Peak Road. Route description includes track map, section profile, step by step instructions, links to points of interest pages and links to photo galleries.


Hike #9 on Feb 12. In Angeles National Forest, from the San Gabriel Peak Trailhead, I hiked to Mt. Deception, Deception Plateau (unofficial name), Mt. Disappointment, and San Gabriel Peak.

Angeles National Forest

View looking down the west ridge of Mt. Deception toward the plateau (2-12-2018).

Stats: 7 miles, 2,630′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Mt. Deception, Deception Plateau, Mt. Disappointment, and San Gabriel Peak. Trails: San Gabriel Peak Trail, Mt. Disappointment Road, Mt. Deception hiker’s trails. Route description includes track map, section profile, step by step instructions and links to photo galleries.


Hike #8 on Feb 9. In Angeles National Forest, from Chantry Flats, I hiked a loop to Mt. Zion via the Upper Falls Trail and the Upper Winter Creek Trail with Roxanne.

Upper Falls Trail (2-9-2018).

Stats: 9.7 miles, 1,980′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Sturtevant Falls, Big Santa Anita Creek, Cascade Picnic Area, Spruce Grove Campground, Sturtevant Camp, Mt. Zion Trails: Gabrieleno Trail, Upper Falls Trail, Mt. Zion Trail, Upper Winter Creek Trail. Route description includes track map, section profile, and step by step instructions.


Hike #7 on Feb 5. In Angeles National Forest, from Millard Canyon, I hiked to Saucer Branch Falls, Dawn Mine, and Echo Mountain.

Millard Canyon (2-5-2018).

Stats: 9.5 miles, 2,280′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Saucer Branch Falls, Dawn Mine, Echo Mountain, Sierra Saddle Picnic Area. Trails: Sunset Ridge Trail, Millard Canyon Trail, Dawn Mine Trail, Mt. Lowe Railway Trail. Route description includes track map, section profile, and step by step instructions.


Hike #6 on Feb 2. In Angeles National Forest, from Three Points, I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail to Sulphur Springs Campground.

Pacific Crest Trail between Three Points and Sulphur Springs Campground (2-2-2018).

Stats: 7 miles, 645′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Sulphur Springs Campground Trails: Pacific Crest Trail. Route description includes track map, section profile, and step by step instructions.


Hike #5 on Jan 29. In Angeles National Forest, from Eaton Canyon, I hiked to Mt. Lowe and Brown Mountain.

View from the Brown Mountain Hiker’s Trail (1-29-2018)

Stats: 9.1 miles, 2,520′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Brown Mountain, Mt. Lowe, Mueller Tunnel. Trails: Mt. Lowe Road, North Mt. Lowe Trail, Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail, Mt. Lowe Summit Trail, Upper Sam Merrill Trail, West Mt. Lowe Ridge Hiker’s Trail, Tom Sloane Saddle Trail, Brown Mountain Hiker’s Trail. Route description includes track map, section profile and step by step instructions.


Hike #4 on Jan 22. In Angeles National Forest, from Shortcut Saddle, I hiked the Silver Moccasin Trail and the Vetter Mountain Trail to Vetter Mountain.

View from the Vetter Mountain Trail (1-22-2018).

Stats: 9.3 miles, 2,390′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Vetter Mountain, Charlton Flats. Trails: Silver Moccasin Trail, Vetter Mountain Trail. Route description includes track map and step by step instructions.


Hike #3 on Jan 18. In Angeles National Forest, from the Gabrieleno Trail (JPL) Trailhead, I hiked to the Debris Dam at the end of Paul Little Picnic Area and to the Oakwilde Campground Ruins.

Oakwilde Campground (1-18-2018).

Stats: 11.4 miles, 1,325′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Gould Mesa Campground, Nino Picnic Area, Paul Little Picnic Area, Debris Dam, Oakwilde Campground Ruins, the Arroyo Seco, and numerous bridges. Trails: Gabrieleno Trail and the trail through Paul Little Picnic Area leading to the dam. Route description includes track map and step by step instructions.


Hike #2 on Jan 15. In Angeles National Forest, from Switzer Picnic Area, I hiked to Bear Canyon Campground and Switzer Falls.

Bear Canyon Trail between the Arroyo Seco and Bear Canyon Campground (1-15-2018).

Stats: 7.5 miles, 1,860′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Switzer Falls, Bear Canyon Campground, Arroyo Seco, Bear Canyon Creek. Trails: Gabrieleno Trail, Switzer Falls Trail, Bear Canyon Trail. Route description includes track map and step by step instructions.


Hike #1 on Jan 10. In Angeles National Forest, from the Mt. Waterman Trailhead across from Buckhorn Campground, I snowshoed the Mt. Waterman Loop.

View from Mt. Waterman (1-10-2018).

Stats: 6 miles, 1,250′ of gain and loss. Points of Interest: Mt. Waterman Trails: Mt. Waterman Road, Mt. Waterman Summit Trail, Mt. Waterman Trail. Route description includes track map, step by step instructions, and links to other photos.