Little Pines Loop, to Vetter Mountain via VMT

Trailhead: Chilao T2

View of South Chilao parking area and Silver Moccasin trailhead heading south.

View of South Chilao parking area at Little Pines Loop and Silver Moccasin trailhead heading south toward Charlton Flats.

Trail: Little Pines Loop to Vetter Mountain via the Silver Moccasin Trail and the Vetter Mountain Trail

Description: From the northern parking area at Chilao, follow the Silver Moccasin Trail south (toward Charlton Flats) from the trailhead at the parking area (note: the trailhead across from the parking area leads to Mt. Hillyer). At the fire road, turn left and continue heading south to Charlton Flats. At the gate, follow the road by turning left (east). There will be signs pointing the way toward the continuation of the Silver Moccasin Trail which leads to a trailhead with signs for both the Silver Moccasin Trail and the Vetter Mountain Trail. Follow that trail which will split after about a tenth of a mile. At the split with clearly marked signs, follow the Vetter Mountain Trail to Vetter Mountain. Return the same way.

Stats: 7.4 miles, 1240′ of gain and loss.

Track map for Little Pines Loop to Vetter Mountain via the Vetter Mountain Trail from October 2017 using Backcountry Navigator (US Forest Service-2013 map) from my phone.

Last Hiked: 10-1-2017

Peaks: Vetter Mountain

View from the Vetter Mountain Trail (10-1-2017).