Mt Baldy

Join the largest community of outdoor enthusiasts.

Get Started

Upgrade to Pro

Unlimited access to National Geographic TOPO! & Trails Illustrated Maps

Learn More »

Best Trails

Big Santa Anita Canyon Trail via Chantry Flat

Sierra Madre, CA

Hiking
+

More Activities

Walking
Equestrian

A 50 foot waterfall, cascades, lush wilderness, this hike has it all! This is also called Sturtevant Falls.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

Icon_f1a282449f76170253eebf2b36672b8b

Three T's Trail
by

12 Completed 11 Reviews

I met 2 friends at 730am on Sunday at the Mt. Baldy Ski Lifts. They parked right below the lot so they wouldn't have to pay the $5 to park. I then drove the 3 of us back to the Icehouse Canyon parking lot. If you don't do a car shuttle it would be an 8 mile walk between the two or you would have to catch a ride with a stranger. A massive rain storm had come through the area in August so the Icehouse trail was a bit different in sections, a lot more boulders. At the saddle we had a snack, then headed onto the Three T's trail. The three T's include Timber, Telegraph, and Thunder. Timber is 0.25 miles off the main trail and is at 4.45 miles at an elevation of 8319ft. At 6.85 miles you reach an unnamed peak we mistook for Telegraph at 8898ft. At 7.25 miles you get to Telegraph peak at 8982ft, it is also 0.25miles off the main trail. You then head down to the last peak, Thunder, at 8540ft. Then you head down a ski lift trail to the Baldy Notch where we took a chair lift down for $12 (only operates Fri-Sun during the summer). We took a route labeled easy for the skiers. Dave and I felt a fourth "T" could have been added in place of the unnamed peak. The trail was a bit overgrown, but not much; however, I would advise wearing pants. The views are magnificent after the saddle. I love this trail, I would definitely do it again. It is a great training hike for the Sierras with its high elevation and 5000ft elevation gain!!

Picture?width=50&height=50

Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle Trail
by

10 Completed 2 Reviews

Took this trail a couple months back with my mom. We didn't do any previous research and took on the trail with minimal equipment. That was a mistake. Although we finished the hike, I would suggest bringing a decent pair of hiking boots and trekking poles. And also bring a light jacket! Pocohontas is definitely painting with the colors of the winds on this one.

Picture?width=50&height=50

Ontario Peak Trail
by

14 Completed 7 Reviews

My son and I did this hike today. We started around 8am. The parking lot was very crowded. Probably should of arrived a little earlier. There were plenty of people on the trail to the saddle. After the saddle there were just a few. All and all it was a very nice hike.

Person_placeholder

Bighorn Peak Trail
by teri carlson

32 Completed 16 Reviews

Person_placeholder

Ontario Peak Trail
by teri carlson

32 Completed 16 Reviews

Person_placeholder

Timber Mountain via Icehouse Canyon
by teri carlson

32 Completed 16 Reviews

Icon_07db323e8a46d786d237e0710ee499f5

Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
by

27 Completed 11 Reviews

Although I planed to camp somewhere near the top and carried everything to do so, I did not. Which made the hike way more difficult than it should have been. I started hiking at 700 going up the devils back bone and made it to the top at 1030 roughly stoping for a half hour on the way up. Once at the top I hung out for an hour imagining what I'd be doing if I were camping. The second leg of the hike I came down the baldy bowl starting at 1130 and getting back at 130. Had I come up the way I went down it would have taken me double the amount of time since it's almost twice as steep. The hike as a whole was in my opinion is more enjoyable going that route. I only saw one source of water at the beginning which was a waterfall. So bring lots of water, sunscreen, and possibly a hat of sorts since theirs not a lot of shade ANYWHERE. I'd like to do it again this time not planing to camp and see how much faster I can do it without the turtle shell of a pack on my back,

In short: GREAT HIKE!!

Picture?width=50&height=50

Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle Trail
by

3 Completed 2 Reviews

I really enjoyed this trail. It's not recommended for beginners because it has a very steep incline. It is rocky and you need to watch your footing. I would definitely do this trail again. It was gorgeous but very windy.

Picture?width=50&height=50

Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
by

33 Completed 19 Reviews

Hiked the loop the "back" way starting on the fire trail and up past the Sierra Club hut. Definitely an intense route but with the perk of far more shade than the Devil's Backbone which we returned on.

Keep an careful eye out for the fork to this route -- it's just a few minutes after the fire road splits and on your left but feels like a trick that you miss at first and then totally notice after doubling back. The route up was pretty solid and well populated to the hut; after that the path forks in many ways, we followed a less than ideal trail around which resulted in some scrambling so watch your route. Back down was hot (we started just before 8, summit ed just before 11 and would not want to be up any later than that), sunny and exposed but a great view and a cool narrow trail to wander down. We jumped on the lift ($12 one way) to shave off some of the final knee pounding downhill and skip the repeat fire road walk.

Icon_

Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
by

6 Completed 4 Reviews

Hiked to the summit, beautiful day, but a little windy. Ascended up the Devils Backbone and descended via the west route to the Sierra Club hut, then down to Manker Campground. The trail on the west side was very washed out from the heavy rains a couple of weeks ago, but still manageable. Saw a Male Big Horn Sheep and a smaller one just a bit before the summit on the Devils Backbone. There was a couple of small streams just before and after the Sierra hut, other then that no other water.

Support