Santiago Peak via Holy Jim Trail Quick Facts Trail Description Getting to the trailhead is quite an ordeal. By the time you make the 5 mile trip down one of …
The best way to prepare for mountains like Cucamonga, Baldy, and San Gorgonio is to train consistently on smaller trails. Here are some trails to get you outdoors and building cardio.
The Sunset Peak trailhead is located above Upland/Claremont off the 210 freeway toward Mount Baldy. The 8-mile trail is a fire road that gains 1,400′ of elevation and tops out at 5,796′.
The trailhead for the Icehouse Canyon-Chapman Trail Loop is above Upland/Claremont off the 210 freeway. The 9-mile scenic trail gains 2,620′ of elevation and tops out at 7,580′.
Sitton Peak is located off Ortega Hwy 74, and can be accessed from Lake Elsinore or San Juan Capistrano. This 9-mile scenic trail gains 2,200′ and tops out at 3,273′ with views of the ocean.
Big Santa Anita Canyon is off the 210 freeway above Pasadena. It’s a 5-mile, heavily shaded trail loop that follows the Winter Creek drainage with 1,800′ of elevation gain.
The Claremont Wilderness Park Loop is a heavily trafficked fire road trail, just off the 210 freeway. The 5-mile trail gains 823′ of elevation with great views of the city along the ridge.
This trailhead is Pasadena. This 14-mile up and back hike gains 4,743′ of elevation and tops out at 5,713′. Front the summit, you can see LA and the ocean on a clear day.