Mount Baldy via Ski Hut Route Trail Guide
Mount Baldy (aka San Antonio Peak) Quick Facts
No Permit needed
No Adventure Pass required for parking
Snow and ice in winter
Allow 4 hours
3,900′ of elevation gain
8.5 miles out and back
Trail tops out at 10,069′
The Baldy Ski Hut Trail climbs 3,900 feet over 4.5 miles to the highest summit in the San Gabriel Mountains. This is one of the shortest routes up the mountain. About halfway up the mountain, the trail passes a Sierra Club Ski Hut that makes a good resting point.
Directions to the Manker Flats Trailhead
From the 210, take the Mount Baldy exit and travel north. Go through Mount Baldy Village and continue up the hill for a few miles. The road ends at the Icehouse Canyon Trailhead parking lot. Make a left at the parking lot and head up the hill for a few miles to the Manker Flats Trailhead. The road is steep with a lot of hairpin turns. You will see parking in the center of the divided road just past the Manker Flats Campground. The trail starts at the paved road where the portable toilet is. The paved road turns to a dirt road. About 100 yards up the road you will see a small sign on the left that says “Bowl Trail.” Take this trail to the top.