West Mt. Waterman Trail and West Mt. Waterman Ridge to Mt. Waterman

Trailhead: Angeles Crest Mile Marker 54.10

View of road leading up from the parking area at Angeles Crest Highway Mile Marker 54.10.

Trail: West Mt. Waterman Trail and West Mt. Waterman Ridge to Mt. Waterman.

Track map for West Mt. Waterman Trail and West Mt. Waterman Ridge to Mt. Waterman from May 2017 using Backcountry Navigator (US Forest Service-2013 map) from my phone.

Stats: 6.6 miles, 1755′ of gain and loss.

Last Hiked: 5-12-2017

Route Description:  From the parking area at Angeles Crest mile marker 54.10, follow the road, faint hiker’s trail, mild cross-country path that forms the West Mt. Waterman Trail leading to West Mt. Waterman Ridge. At the ridge, follow the faint hiker’s trail and mild cross-country path up the upper portion of West Mt. Waterman Ridge to Mt. Waterman.

Points of Interest: 

  • There are numerous rock outcrops to explore along this route that can also serve as good spots to turn back for those wanting a shorter hike. The earliest of these is roughly 1.25 miles up trail shown on the map above at the point where a single track trail leads to a washout.

Peaks: Mt. Waterman

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