Mount Wilson Trail

#2 of 6 trails in Arcadia Wilderness Park

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Mount Wilson Trail is a 13.6 mile out and back trail located near Sierra Madre, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, mountain biking & trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Robert Cisneros (48)

1 Completed0 Reviews

Great hike! This was my first time up this trail with more shade than I expected on the trail and there were even cool breezes in the shaded areas. Beautiful vistas, but very hot on the lower part of the trail. The Cosmic Café at the top of Mt. Wilson was a pleasant surprise.

Manny Delgado (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

J Lee (57)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Challenging due to the continuous climb through the well groomed trail. The scenery and views are worth the effort. Be ready to put at least 3hrs up and 2 down.

Cris Hazzard (224)

2 Completed1 Reviews

You can also do Mt Wilson from Chantry Flat. It's not as steep but a little longer. My favorite time to do this hike is when it's hot and sunny - there's a lot of great shade on this hike. It almost feels more like an east coast hike with the streams and shade.

If you're going to do it, I have turn by turn directions on my blog that you can check out:

Again, it's no joke, bring water and food, you'll need it.

Cheyenne Bell (438)

25 Completed1 Reviews

Great scenery, good intensity. Definitely would recommend as a good day hike especially in the winter when it's not too hot!

Ellen K (116)

15 Completed3 Reviews

Alain Vicencio (78)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Did this today! It was a big step up from what I'm used to but it was worth the burning muscles. The scenery was great and it had good shade - also, saw a bear walking on the trail

Jamie Walsh (147)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike with very in spectacular summit

Craig Myers (131)

4 Completed3 Reviews

Helen C. (58)

Challenging but well worth it!