LA Mountain Hikes

LA is not usually thought of as a mountain hiking city, but some of the best LA hikes are in the high mountains, all within an hour or so of downtown. In fact, 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
Potato Mountain Hike (Angeles National Forest)4.5ModerateClaremont1270Y
Echo Mountain Hike on the Sam Merrill Trail5.4HardAltadena1730Y
Vital Link Trail to Verdugo Peak Hike6HardBurbank1920Y
Strawberry Peak Hike7.2ModerateAzusa1720Y
Black Mountain Trail to the Fire Lookout (Idyllwild, CA)8HardBanning2820Y
Mount Baden-Powell Hike8.3HardVincent Gap2800Y
Tahquitz Peak via Devil’s Slide Trail Hike8.5HardIdyllwild2350Y
Hike Mt Lukens From Deukmejian Wilderness Park10HardLa Crescenta2800Y
Hike Mt Islip From Crystal Lake10.5HardAzuza2800Y
Mt Baldy Hike11HardMt Baldy3990Y
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Hike To Mt San Jacinto11HardPalm Springs2620N
Hike Mt Waterman & Twin Peaks11.5HardPearblossom3700Y
Dry Lake (San Gorgonio) From The South Fork Trail11.5HardAngelus Oaks2330Y
Cucamonga Peak Hike12HardMt Baldy4200Y
Hike Mt Baldy on the Bear Canyon Trail13Very HardMt Baldy5650Y
Mt Hawkins Loop Hike (Hawkins, Middle, and South Mount Hawkins)13HardIrwindale3750Y
Mt Wilson Hike From Chantry Flat14.5HardSierra Madre4600Y
Mt Wilson Trail Hike14.5HardSierra Madre5640N
Hike Ontario Peak and Bighorn Peak14.7HardMt Baldy4240Y
San Bernardino Peak Hike16HardAngelus Oaks4670Y
Hike the Three T’s Trail16HardMt Baldy5110Y
Hike San Bernardino East Peak From Forsee Creek Trail18HardAngelus Oaks4600Y
San Gorgonio Hike18.5Very HardForest Falls5470Y
Hike Mount San Jacinto From Idyllwild19.5HardIdyllwild5480N
Cactus to Clouds Hike21Very HardPalm Springs10800N
Hike Indian Truck Trail to Santiago Peak21HardCorona4910Y
Gabrielino Trail (NRT) Guide28.8HardArcadia6500Y

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Strawberry Peak Hike

Strawberry Peak Hike

7.2 miles - Moderate

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cactus to clouds hike

Cactus to Clouds Hike

21 miles - Very Hard

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hike san gogonio views

San Gorgonio Hike

18.5 miles - Very Hard

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mt baldy hike

Mt Baldy Hike

11 miles - Hard

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