LA Mountain Hikes

LA is not usually considered a mountain hiking city, but some of the best LA hikes are in the high mountains, all within an hour or so of downtown. Some of these peaks are only a few thousand feet lower than Mt Whitney. Check out these great LA mountain hikes.

Name Distance Level Location Climb Dogs
Mt Baden-Powell Hike8HardAzusa2800Y
Echo Mountain & Inspiration Point Hike5.6HardAltadena1460Y
Strawberry Peak Hike7.2ModerateAltadena1700Y
Cactus to Clouds Hike21Very HardPalm Springs10800N
Hike Apache Peak (CA) on the Spilter Peak Trail11HardMountain Center2680N
Register Ridge to Mount Hardwood & Baldy8HardMt Baldy4100Y
Momyer Creek Trail to Dobbs Cabin12HardForest Falls3150Y
Middle Fork Trail (Lytle Creek)12HardLytle Creek3850Y
Baldy Bowl Trail (Ski Hut Trail) to Mt Baldy8.8HardMt Baldy3900Y
Stone Canyon Trail to Mt Lukens Loop14HardTujunga3350Y
Hike the Suicide Rock Trail (Idyllwild)7ModerateIdyllwild-Pine Cove1830N
Condor Peak Trail15.2HardSunland-Tujunga4100Y
Hike Wright Mountain From Inspiration Point14HardLytle Creek2600Y
Hike Sandstone Peak on the Mishe Mokwa Trail7.2ModerateMalibu1760Y
Hike Mugu Peak Trail3ModerateMalibu1270N
Slide Mountain Lookout Hike10.8HardCastaic2620Y
Hoyt Mountain Hike3.9ModerateTujunga1430Y
Palm Springs Tram Hike to San Jacinto Peak11HardPalm Springs2620N
Throop Peak + Mount Burnham + Baden-Powell From Dawson Saddle9ModerateParadise Springs2700Y
Big Bear Wild Burro Territory Hike12.5HardBig Bear2200Y
Hike Grays Peak Trail (Big Bear)7.2ModerateFawnskin1300Y
Red Mountain Hike (Mojave Desert)5.5HardRandsburg1900Y
Telescope Peak Hike (Death Valley)12.5HardDeath Valley3200N
Hike Josephine Peak From Colby Canyon8.4ModerateTujunga2300Y
Sunset Peak Trail Hike (Angeles National Forest)7.5ModerateMt Baldy1300Y
Hike Pacifico Mountain on the PCT13.5Moderate Palmdale2350Y
Hike the Teepee Trail (La Cañada Flintridge)5.4ModerateLa Cañada Flintridge1100Y
Hike Jones Peak on the Bailey Canyon Trail6.5HardSierra Madre2200Y
Stoddard Peak Hike6ModerateUpland1200Y
South Fork Trail to San Gorgonio Mountain19.5HardAngelus Oaks4700Y
Fish Creek Trail to San Gorgonio Mountain20.5HardAngelus Oaks3700Y
San Gorgonio Hike on the Vivian Creek Trail18Very HardForest Falls5470Y
Hike Keller Peak on the Exploration Trail12.5ModerateBig Bear2200Y
Sugarloaf Mountain Trail Guide - Big Bear12HardBig Bear3360Y
Hike the Castle Rock Trail (Big Bear) + Bluff Lake1.6ModerateBig Bear Lake570Y
Pineknot Trail to Grand View Point (Big Bear)7.5ModerateBig Bear Lake1200Y
Hike Mt San Jacinto Peak on the Deer Springs Trail19Very HardPalm Springs5400N
Cougar Crest Trail to Bertha Peak Hike Guide8ModerateBig Bear1450Y
Big Bear Aspen Grove Trail Hike4.8ModerateAngelus Oaks770Y
Mt Hillyer Trail Hike6.5ModeratePearblossom1240Y
Mt Zion Loop Hike From Chantry Flat9HardSierra Madre2740Y
Mt Hawkins Loop Hike (Hawkins, Middle, and South Mount Hawkins)13HardFalling Springs3750Y
Dry Lake (San Gorgonio) From The South Fork Trail11.5HardAngelus Oaks2330Y
Vital Link Trail to Verdugo Peak Hike6HardGlendale1920Y
Potato Mountain Hike (Angeles National Forest)4.5ModerateClaremont1270Y
Hike Mt Islip From Crystal Lake10.5HardAzuza2800Y
Gabrielino Trail (NRT) Guide28.8HardPalmdale6500Y
Hike San Bernardino East Peak From Forsee Creek Trail18HardForest Falls4600Y
Hike Mt Waterman & Twin Peaks11.5HardAzuza3700Y
Tahquitz Peak via Devil's Slide Trail Hike8.5HardIdyllwild2350Y
Mt Wilson Trail Hike14.5HardSierra Madre5640N
Hike Mt Lukens From Deukmejian Wilderness Park10HardLos Angeles2800Y
Hike Indian Truck Trail to Santiago Peak21HardCorona4910Y
Hike Mt Baldy on the Bear Canyon Trail13Very Hard5650Y
Hike the Three T's Trail16HardSan Bernardino County5110Y
San Bernardino Peak Hike16HardForest Falls4670Y
Hike Ontario Peak and Bighorn Peak14.7HardSan Bernardino County4240Y
Cucamonga Peak Hike12HardMt Baldy4100Y
Mt Wilson Hike From Chantry Flat14.5HardLos Angeles County4600Y
Mt Baldy Hike11HardLos Angeles County3990Y

LA Mountain Hiking Tips

Popular Hikes

  1. Mt Baldy
  2. Cucamonga Peak
  3. Mt Baden Powell
  4. San Bernardino Peak
  5. San Gorgonio
  6. San Jacinto
  7. Mt Wilson

Family Hikes

  1. Potato Mountain
  2. Echo Mountain
  3. Cougar Crest