Mount Baldy Day Hike Meetup – Saturday December 15, 2018
Join us for a hike to the summit of this iconic Southern California peak. This is considered a difficult hike if you are new to hiking.
Meet at the Mount Baldy Trailhead no later than 6:30am.
What to Bring
- A 20-liter daypack
- At least 2 liters of water
- A sun hat, sunscreen and chapstick
- A warm beanie
- Snacks and a lunch
- Gloves, as temps may drop below 30 at the summit
- Light wind jacket
- A fleece jacket or down puffy if it gets cold at the summit
- Trekking poles are optional unless there is snow present (I’ll have 10 poles I can loan to people if snow is present)
- Micro-spikes are mandatory if snow is present (I’ll have 10 extra pairs I can loan to people if needed)
- 5-hour Energy is recommended but not mandatory
Mount Baldy via Ski Hut Trail Quick Facts
No permit needed
No Adventure Pass required for parking
Snow and ice in winter
Allow 6-8 hours
3,900′ of elevation gain
8.5 miles out and back
Trail tops out at 10,069′
- I am NOT a professional guide service, I just like to hike with friends. By joining me, you agree that neither I, nor any fellow hikers, will be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from hikes, or for any injuries or accidents before, during, and after group hikes. If you come on a hike, you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily assume all risks of injuries and damages and agree to participate in the hike/outing.
- If you need to cancel, please do so before the morning of the hike. There is no cell service at the trailhead and we don’t want to wait for folks that are not going to show up.
- Show up on time! We will not wait for you.
Mount Baldy Trailhead
Passing the town of Mount Baldy, you will make a left at the Icehouse Canyon Trailhead and head a few miles up a steep windy road. The parking area is just past Manker Flas Campground. The road will split with a parking area in the median. There is a restroom right next to the start of the trailhead.