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.

Mount Baldy is a California classic hike. It’s steep and gains a lot of elevation quickly, but the views are worth all the effort. The Marker Flats Parking Area fills up quickly, so please arrive before 6:30am. If you need to cancel, please fill out the form below and select “No, I can’t make it”the night before so we don’t wait for you at the trailhead. There is no cell service at the trailhead. Please read The Rules below carefully.

Meet at the Mount Baldy Trailhead no later than 6:30am.

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Mount Baldy Meetup - Saturday December 15, 2018

What to Bring

  • A 20-liter daypack
  • At least 2 liters of water
  • Whistle
  • A sun hat, sunscreen and chapstick
  • A warm beanie
  • Camera
  • 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

  • Strenuous

  • 3,900′ of elevation gain

  • 8.5 miles out and back

  • Trail tops out at 10,069′

The Rules

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Show up on time! We will not wait for you.

Trail Map

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Elevation Profile

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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.

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