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Sierra Madre, CA

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

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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Definitely one of if not the hardest local (So.Calif) mountain hikes. Great scenery with trails marked fairly good....there are some areas where you might get a bit confused if you're not familiar with the trail. The last .5 mile to the top is killer, push push push. About 4 hours around trip......starting early morning (7:30am) is a MUST if hiking during the summer months and don't forgot to bring plenty of water (70oz).

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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
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11 Completed 1 Reviews

Hard and good physical workouts

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Ontario Peak Trail
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24 Completed 22 Reviews

WOW - I liked this hike much better than Mt. Baldy. Once you pass Icehouse Saddle, there are no crowds (I saw 2 people on a weekend). I actually saw more bighorn sheep on this hike (4)!

I have all the hike details and turn by turn directions on my blog here: http://bit.ly/1IaAuuc

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Bighorn Peak Trail
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24 Completed 22 Reviews

WOW - I liked this hike much better than Mt. Baldy. Once you pass Icehouse Saddle, there are no crowds (I saw 2 people on a weekend). I actually saw more bighorn sheep on this hike (4)!

I have all the hike details and turn by turn directions on my blog here: http://bit.ly/1IaAuuc

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Ice House Canyon Trail
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55 Completed 49 Reviews

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San Antonio Falls Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

This waterfall is an unfortunate victim of the same thing as many local spots of this type. Graffiti on the boulders. It hurts my heart when I see it, because years ago this was not a problem in wild spaces. The hike is mostly easy, on the road. There is one sketchy spot that is on the side of a hill it curves around, and if you're not sure footed it could be tricky. I have a bad back and a bad knee, but I managed it. You want to wear hiking boots for safety, and trekking poles might help if you are uncertain.

No waterfall in this region is going to be too impressive in the middle of a drought in the middle of summer, but there was water flowing when I was there recently. It's nice as far as a spot to listen to the water falling, and take a few pictures… but as I said there is graffiti. The hike is not excessively difficult. Use bug repellent, or have a headnet, or possibly both. FLIES omg. The reviews I have read complaining about flies at Manker Flats Campground across the road are no joke. The flies are irritating as heck.

It's worth seeing if you've never been there but I can't say that I would take the time to go again now that I have.

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Ice House Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

We didn't start until later and I thought it would of been too hot, but there was plenty of shade and s nice canyon breeze to make it tolerant. I also took my 4 kids (9,7,5,3) and they did great. The stream made it fun for them.

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Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Easy hike.. This hike is miss labeled as hard. Only takes 1 hr 10
Mins to reach the saddle. If you think this is a hard hike then you must be really out of shape.

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Mount San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Really dug this hike- the views are unbeatable and the ascent is strenuous! We parked at the base of Chair 1 and walked down to start the hike at Falls Rd. The ski hut under the bowl is awesome and we got to take a quick tour before they locked it up for the weekend. We came down the backbone and had lunch and beers at the Notch, before taking the chair down to the truck. Might be a little tough for your dogs unless they're in peak shape- we left ours at home. Fantastic day.

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