Winston Ridge

Elevation: 7003′


  1. From Cloudburst Summit Trailhead, PCT to the JCT with the North Use Trail around Bump 6903 and then follow the Winston Ridge Use Trail to Winston Ridge. Return to the saddle at Bump 6903 and take the West Use Trail to Winston Saddle. From there, take the South Use Trail to Winston Peak and the North Use Trail to Cloudburst Summit. Stats: 4.7 miles, 1375′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 1-25-14.
    1. From Winston Ridge, it is possible to continue further west along the ridge. I did that on my first hike in the area. On that day, I only went another .15 miles before coming to a rock outcrop that I wanted to spend more time figuring out how I wanted to get around than I had time to do. Thus, not worthy of a separate route, but worthy of note for those wanting a longer hike. First Hike: 10-09-2014.
  2. Cloudburst Summit to Winston Ridge, Bump 6903, and Winston Peak: 4.7 miles, 1,510′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 11-22-2017.
  3. Angeles Crest Mile Marker 56.00 to Cooper Canyon Campground, Winston Ridge, Bump 6903, and Winston Peak: 7.7 miles, 2,440′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 7-30-2017.
  4. From Cloudburst Summit, Pacific Crest Trail to Cooper Canyon Falls, return via Winston Ridge and Winston Peak. Stats: 8.6 miles, 2550′ of gain and loss. First Hike 3-29-2017.
  5. From Mile Marker 54.10 along Angeles Crest Highway, I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail to Cloudburst Summit and then followed it around Bump 6903 from the north face. I then followed the Winston Ridge use trail to Winston Ridge Peak. On return, I went around Bump 6903 on the west face and summited Winston Peak before returning to Cloudburst Summit and following the Pacific Crest Trail back to parking: 11.1 miles, 2353′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 7-21-2016

Views from Winston Ridge (Click image to view larger size)



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