Segment: Baldy Notch to Mt. Baldy (Devil’s Backbone Trail)
Stats: From Baldy Notch to Mt. Baldy:3.2 miles, 2225′ gain. From Mt. Baldy to Baldy Notch: 3.2 miles, 2225′ loss. Round Trip: 6.4 miles, 2225′ of gain and loss.
Last Hiked: 9-12-2012
From Baldy Notch, head north up the road until you reach the intersection.
At the intersection, turn left (west) and hike up the dirt road.
As indicated at the sign at the intersection, there are about 1.2 miles to travel along the road to reach the Devil’s Backbone Trail.
Along the way up the road, you will see two options to go left (or if coming down from the summit to go right) that a little longer but significantly less steep making them easier to traverse. The first one looks like this:
The second trail going off the road is close by and the junction looks like this:
The trail reconnects with the road again near the ski lift area (pictured below). From there, continue up to Mt. Baldy
More photos of the Devil’s Backbone Trail here