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  • Jeff

    Administrator
    February 8, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Hey Jackie! You can hike Baden-Powell from any route you choose. Vincent Gap is the most popular, but they are all challenging.

  • Jackie Tarlow

    Member
    February 8, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Thank you!

  • Serpico

    Member
    February 8, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I started at Vincent Gap but ran into some folks at the summit that said they hiked via the Dawson Saddle trailhead.

  • Philip

    Member
    February 13, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    We hiked up from Islip Saddle TH and then exited through Vincent Gap. Excellent hike! You will also be able to summit a few other peaks going this route. Requires staging of vehicles though.

  • Jackie Tarlow

    Member
    February 14, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Thanks for the input!

  • Vickie Gaddy

    Member
    February 17, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Quick question on driving to Vincent Gap TH from Westside: Why doesn't Google Maps allow you to travel all the way up Highway 2 out of La Canada? Isn't this the most reasonable route, given no recent storm activity? Planning for Tuesday, 2/20. Feedback please. Thanks in advance.

  • Philip

    Member
    April 4, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    @Vickie there are intermittent closures on the 2 for repairs, weather, slides, etc. Before I went up I called Caltrans and the Visitors Center to verify if the roads were open or closed.

  • Philip

    Member
    April 4, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Oh, I used Google Maps too, and it showed it was closed, even when the road was open.

  • Leigh T

    Member
    April 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

    google maps has had the vincent gap issue for months now – i hiked it in january and it was showing as closed too. Waze, despite being owned by Google is much better and shows the routes via the 2 and 138 etc. Go Waze!

  • Vuong Tran

    Member
    April 14, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    I just hiked Mt Baden-Powell via Vincent Gap today and it was amazing. Lots of switchbacks. I haven't done the other routes but I would definitely recommend the Vincent Gap trail.

    Also met a couple of Six-Pack of Peaks hikers as well (Jennifer & David) who were super nice! Super cool running into other hikers who are doing the Six Pack of Peaks!!