SMT: Bandito Campground to Three Points [s]

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Segment: From Bandito Campground to Three Points

Stats: From Three Points to Bandito Campground: 2.2 miles, 350′ gain, 475′ loss.  From Bandito Campground to Three Points: 2.2 miles, 475′ gain, 350′ loss.  Round Trip: 4.4 miles, 825′ gain and loss.

Last Hiked: 2-28-2016

Hikes:

Silver Moccasin Trail: Three Points to Bandito Campground: 4.4 miles, 875′ gain and loss

Silver Moccasin Trail: Three Points to Horse Flats: 5.4 miles, 1050′ gain.

Three Points to Mt. Hillyer: 9.4 miles, 1535′ gain and loss.

From the parking area at Three points, the trailhead is near the pit toilets and Three Points information sign.

Three Points Trailhead of the Silver Moccasin Trail

Three Points Trailhead of the Silver Moccasin Trail

Continue on the trail past the junction that leads to the Pacific Crest Trail and Mt. Waterman Trail across Angeles Crest Highway.

Junction for PCT and Mt. Waterman trails across Angeles Crest highway.

Junction for PCT and Mt. Waterman trails across Angeles Crest Highway.

At the next junction turn right.  Going straight also leads to Angeles Crest Highway.

View at Second junction as seen heading from Three Points.  If you go past the larger sign you've gone too far.

View at Second junction as seen heading from Three Points. If you go past the larger sign you’ve gone too far.

View of the same junction coming from Angeles Crest Highway

View at second junction after turning right and heading toward Bandito Campground.

View at second junction after turning right and heading toward Bandito Campground.

From this junction there will be another split (not photographed).  Go left to remain on the Silver Moccasin Trail.  Right leads to Sulfer Springs Road and the PCT.

The trail eventually comes to a dirt road.  Just go straight across it.

View at road crossing as seen heading toward Bandito Campground from Three points.

View at road crossing as seen heading toward Bandito Campground from Three points.

View of same intersection coming up from Bandito Campground

View at road crossing as seen heading toward Three points from Bandito Campground.

View at road crossing as seen heading toward Three points from Bandito Campground.

Eventually you will come to a junction which leads to the Angeles Crest Christian Camp.  To continue on to Bandito Campground turn left and down instead of going straight and up to the road.

View at junction showing straight path to road to Angeles Crest Christian Camp.

View at junction showing straight path to road to Angeles Crest Christian Camp.

View of same intersection coming up from Bandito Campground

View at junction showing the way down to continue on the Silver Moccasin Trial to Bandito Campground.

View at junction showing the way down to continue on the Silver Moccasin Trial to Bandito Campground.

The next junction leads to Bandito Campground

View at junction to Bandito Campground as seen coming from Three Points.

View at junction to Bandito Campground as seen coming from Three Points.

 

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