- San Gabriel Peak Trailhead: Trail up to Mt. Disappointment down San Gabriel Peak Trail to the road; follow road to use trail; use trail up to Mt. Deception with some exploration beyond the peak: 4.7 miles, 1797′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-4-2013.
- SGP Trailhead: Trail to San Gabriel Peak, down to saddle with Mt. Markham, back up to San Gabriel Peak, down to Mt. Disappointment, down the SGP Trailhead: 6.2 miles, 2552′ gain and loss. First Hike: 12-11-11.Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail to Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point; Mt. Lowe Road to East Mt. Lowe Trail to South San Gabriel Peak Trail to Saddle with Mt. Disappointment; down road to San Gabriel Peak Trail to where it crosses the road again; take road to Mt. Deception Trailhead and take use trail to Mt. Deception and back; hike the same way to the saddle and then hike round trip to Mt. Disappointment; continue up to San Gabriel Peak; return to the JCT for Inspiration Point the same way; take Sam Merrill Trails to the Cobb Estate: 19 miles, 5425′ gain and loss. First Hike: 4-17-2014.
- Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail, Castle Canyon Trail, East Mt. Lowe to Mt. Lowe; Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail, North Mt. Lowe Trail, South San Gabriel Peak Trail to San Gabriel Peak; down to SGP Trailhead and back up to Mt. Disappointment; on the way back summit Mt. Markham; return to Cobb Estate via East Mt. Lowe Trail and Sam Merrill Trails: 20.6 miles, 6563′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-22-12.
Views from Mt. Deception (Click image to view larger size)