Islip Saddle to Mt. Islip

Trailhead: Islip Saddle Trailhead

View at Trailhead

Trail: Pacific Crest Trail to Windy Gap, Islip Ridge Trail to Mt. Islip, Mt. Islip Trail to Little Jimmy, Pacific Crest Trail to Islip Saddle.

Islip Saddle to Mt. Islip Track Map from  July 2016  using Backcountry Navigator (US Forest Service-2013 map) from my phone.

Islip Saddle to Mt. Islip Track Map from July 2016 using Backcountry Navigator (US Forest Service-2013 map) from my phone.

Stats: From Islip Saddle to Mt. Islip: 3.4 miles 1580′ gain (using Islip Ridge Trail from Windy Gap).  From Mt. Islip to Islip Saddle: 3.3 miles, 1580′ loss (Using Mt. Islip Trail to Little Jimmy).  Round trip: 6.7 miles, 1580′ of gain and loss

Last Hiked: 2-8-2015

Trail Segments:  Take the Pacific Crest Trail from Islip Saddle up to Little Jimmy Campground.  At Little Jimmy Campground, there are two options to continue. To continue on the Pacific Crest Trail to Windy Gap, follow the trail that leads away from the Little Jimmy Campground.  At Windy Gap, take the Islip Ridge Trail to Mt. Islip.  You will pass the junction with the Mt. Islip Trail on the way up.  Also, there is a junction near the top, just continue up the trail (down leads to the Big Cienega Trail).  From Mt. Islip Continue down the way you came only at the junction with the Mt. Islip Trail, take the Mt. Islip Trail down to Little Jimmy.  From Little Jimmy return to Islip Saddle using the  Pacific Crest Trail.

Points of Interest: 

Peaks:

Photos: 

View from Mt. Islip

3 thoughts on “Islip Saddle to Mt. Islip

    • I hiked it in the snow in 2011. I found the trail easy to follow. However, I had also hiked it in normal conditions a few times prior. So, I suggest you go one time before it starts snowing. The snow can get pretty deep in some areas, so I suggest using snowshoes. If you don’t have a pair, you can usually rent a pair at Sports Chalet in winter.

      Like

  1. Pingback: A Gorgeous Icy Cold Snap on Saturday’s Hike to Mt. Islip | Hiking Angeles Forest

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s