Don’t Underestimate Wilson!

As soon as the Sierra Madre entrance (to Angeles Nat’l Forest) opened at 6am, we hurriedly drove up to (and parked at) the Chantry Flats…

Cabins along the river

The hike started out beautiful along the creek leading up to Sturtevant Falls. We hiked directly up to the Falls and realized we did miss…

Wilson Wipeout

Where to begin with this one. First off, the road leading up to Chantry flats was closed. As a result, my buddy and I hiked…

Magnificent Mount Wilson

Nothing better than enjoying a holiday, Jully 4, doing hiking and even more on Mount Wilson. Wonderful trail, with plenty of shade, bordering the river…

Mt Wilson

It was one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve done in Southern California plenty of water features lots of great use very pleasant

Wilson

Not too hot in the shade, but the sunny part of the trail around Mt Zion was pretty hot. Recommend bringing lots of water, we…

Mt Wilson

Started my hike via chantry flats , everything as ok thill about 1 mile to the summit rocks cover the trail due to rocks slide…

Best Yet!

This was an amazing hike. Longest I’ve done and yet the best. I loved the shade how shaded it was. It was hard going up.…

Mount Wilson

Took the Sturtevant, Mount Wilson and Winter Creek loop going counter clockwise. Started around 6 a.m. and finished in 4.5 hours – ran a large…

MT Wilson

start the trail Monday morning clear path a little cold on the trail, when you reach the top very cloudy you could not see the…

Dead rattle snake made me jump

There was excellent shade cover during the entire hike, which helped because I am a novice hiker. I defiantly recommend taking some bug spray. While…

Attack of the killer mosquitos

Beautiful day for a hike! Clear skies and about 80 degrees. You really don’t feel the heat because 90% of the hike is covered with…

Mt Wilson

It was a nice shady hike going up!  Started at 6:00am.  After you pass the ridge and the toll road area you are greeted by…

Beardysnakey Hike

 This was a great Hike , a little steep and the weather was the best part of the day. I got there at 7:30am and…

Mount Wilson

Top 3 things I underestimated about the trail to Mount Wilson: This hike is difficult- Don’t let the fact that this hike is first of…

Mt. Wilson Peak of Interest

We started off with low fog but warm weather hitting the trailhead around 6:30am PTD. The first half was pleasant and well shaded and trail…

Mt. Wilson

We arrived early (6:30 am) and hit the trailhead.  Great weather conditions in the morning, but it did get a little warm in the afternoon…

Mount Wilson

Mount Wilson. Second peak (the other was Baldy) This one was a lot easier because we had less weight in our backpacks. Had a sandwich…

First Peak Conquered @ Mt. Wilson

We started at 5:30am at Mt. Wilson Trailhead.  The first 1.5 miles of the trail is a steady incline and exposed. It’s good to start…

Peak#3 Mount Wilson

I conquer Mount Wilson with  5,710 feet Elevation. I’m loving to explore / hike different peaks in the Southern California by myself 🙂

Wilson

strenuous but beautiful

Mount Wilson

This was a great hike! Very steep and scenic. Arriving at the telescopes was an added bonus. Total distance was 15.7 miles.

Running up Mt Wilson

First time trail running Mt Wilson, even though I’ve been up to Mt Zion before Beautiful forest trail, saw some deer and ton of squirrels,…

Marathon Hike

Amazing view at the top! The hike was pretty gradual, except for about the last 1,000 feet of elevation. There were a good amount of…

Lions and Tigers and…Bugs?

Set out at 10am and took the detour to Stutevant falls which was well worth the time. The trail to the falls was crowded with…

Mount Wilson via Eaton Canyon

Chantry Flats was closed, so we drove 5 mintues down the road to the other entrance. Going this route, to the summit was 8 miles,…

Amazing Mt. Wilson

Weather was great although we had some mosquitos 3/4 up the hike.  Happy we had a friend’s daughter driving us back to LC!

Mt. Wilson

Chantry Parking lot is open!! Great hike up and down to Mt Wilson via the winter loop , 90% under the shade of trees. The…

Watch out for Wilson

I love Wilson since it’s in my backyard and the trail in mostly covered from Chantry Flats but the bugs, poison oak and snakes made…

Mount Wilson via Jones Peak

Clear trail to Jones Peak.  The last part before the peak is steep and rocky, poles made all the difference.  There is no peak sign…

The Little Engine that Could .. Hike

Wow! If I ever committed to a hike, this was definitely it. Let’s start with parking. My Adventure Pass expired May 31 2020. And while…

Alone in the Clouds

The tail started off clear but humid. At apx 3/4 in the clouds emerged on me. Visibility was less then 40 yds at the summit.…

Take your breath away Cucamonga peak

Beautiful!! Was good tell saddle like most say last 2.4 miles gets your heart pumping! I felt the altitude enough to slow my pace way…

Mt Wilson

Too many people coming up on our way down. Best to start very early.

Mt Wilson

Trails was steep but got up in  good timing

Mt.Wilson is the knees bees…

Since the trails just opened up in SoCal (COVID-19). The parking lot was pretty much full by 6:09am. It was chilly and really great weather…

Devote/Wilson

I off trailed by deer tracks, caught up with Devore trail. Made the peak how I could with the time I had, created an adventure…

Mt. Wilson

It seemed uphill both ways, lol Beautiful views. Lots of hikers, all very courteous.

Mt Wilson

We did the loop so through Sturtevant Camp and Echo Mtn to Mt Wilson then back down the other side. The first half of the…

Virgin hike

First hike I’ve done since Covid, probably should have done a warmup hike lol. Arrived on a Thursday at 630am and just a few cars…

Amazing Hike, Loved it

Mt Wilson loop via Chantry Flats, counterclockwise thru Sturtevant Falls May 28, 2020. 8am start on a Thursday so there was still available parking. Beautiful…

Buggy blood sucking Wilson

Challenging hike due to heat! We hiked the hottest day of heat advisory cuz that’s the day we had Urgg. So we got to it…

Mr. Wilson

definitely use bug spray but it was a beautiful day with clear views

Spectacular back scene Views

Beautiful day for a hike, a little on the warm side but worth the scenery  and reward at the top. Arrive early as it is…

Mt. Wilson

Hiked up Sturtevant, cut across the peak and headed down Winter Creek trail. This is a gorgeous hike up and down; love hearing running water…

Mount Wilson Loop

Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls to Wilson Peak and down returning via Upper Winter Creek Trail 15.78 miles 4,467 Gain 6h 34min

mount Wilson

The weather was perfect in the beginning a little overcast and got hot later in the day. The trail is well maintained and did not…

Tough Hike

Quite a beast! The steep up and down is getting to you later in the hike;-) Great workout.

Weekend 1 – Mt Wilson

After hiking locally in the Santa Monica Mountains through our Statewide ‘House Arrest’, I was in desperate need of more exercise.  That’s when I discovered…

Get me outta the house!!!

Beautiful colors and green foliage!!! LOTS of poison ivy and only 10-15 people on the trail all day.

Get me outta the house!!!

Beautiful colors and green foliage!!! LOTS of poison ivy and only 10-15 people on the trail all day.

Mt. Wilson

Great Hike. This was my second time doing this trail and I enjoyed every minute. Don’t get me wrong it is HARD but beautiful!

A distance hiking we will go ⛰

Started early since we knew everyone is out and about. Weather was nice, bugs ok until you stopped and the group was small, wore mask…

Wilson, can you still have fun?

I had heard that Wilson was a terrible hike, and I heard the Chantry Flats trailhead was overcrowded, and I’m a bit full of myself,…

1st of the six

It was a beautiful day to hike in mt wilson not overly crowded the starting trail was a pleasant surprise this is 1st of our…

First of Peak!

Amazing feeling! I got to do my first peak challenge and it felt great reaching the top! Seeing the view! The weather was perfect! Nice…

Mt Wilson initiation hike

I completed my first hike of the Six Pack of Peaks Challenge this week! I did the Mt. Wilson Loop, starting at Chantry Flats and…

Mt. Wilson

Started at Chantry flats trail head. Got there by 8am and the roads were packed with cars. Had to park approximately.75 miles from the trail…

Wilsonnnn!

First hike of this distance ever and it felt good afterwards.  The most challenging part was right before the summit where it was very steep. …

First time to the top of Mount Wilson

Started our hike early Sunday morning at 6am. Picked a perfect day for a hike beautiful weather. Towards the beginning you can hear the water…

Mount Wilson

Today I hike to Mount Wilson Summit, Beautiful day with great friends…

Clear day

its was perfect weather conditions

Mt. Wilson

Late post…completed 16 May. Lots of people on the trail up to the waterfall, but once you pass that, it thins out considerably. Lots of…

Team AM32108 takes Mt. Wilson!

Started early to secure parking, especially since trails had just opened again. It was crowded. Hike is mostly shaded and the sound of the creek…

Adam 32108

We started at 6 am, it started off great to the waterfall. The last 3.5 miles to the top was rough incline. Coming back down…

SoCal “Castaway”- WILSON!

First Day of open trails in the Angeles National Forest post COVID-19.  I consider myself pretty healthy and active but because COVID shut down gyms…

Easy Up. LONG way down.

Group: Patti, Sandra, Denny, Lisa L., Zulma, Colleen, Peter, Karen, Patty, Carl & Allison.

Rough & Tough

Butt Kicker for sure! You feel it when your climbing to get tot the top, & definitely feel it on the way back down- every…

Mount Wilson

Another beautiful hike on a beautiful day! Hiked with a large group of great people, lots of fun!

Mount Wilson, Got Rocks?

Mount Wilson is a beautiful hike and the reason I love it is that it is close, very lush and green,  and a short and…

Mount Wilson

Wow, what a day! This was #10 on my list of completing all 18 SoCal Peaks. I chose to do the Sturtevant-Winter Creek Trail Loop,…

We hike for the views

If there’s anything that’ll help motivate me during a peak…it’s a sign, bench, or a sighting of the top. Wellllll today was not that day…

WILSON! 🏐🏐🏐

Love this hike! Some minor obstructions (recently fallen trees, mud/rock slides) but otherwise the trail is in excellent condition, which really made for a fast…

Wet Day on Wilson

Started at Chantry Flat and hiked on to Sturtevant Falls. Made our way through both camps and slugged away to the top. Once at the…

Misty Mountain Hop

When I first signed up for the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge hiking Mt Wilson on my birthday was a goal I set. Come hell or…

Mt. Wilson

Cold AF at the top. Sturevent Camp is the best with hot coffee cake!!

Butt burner

Cloudy and cool day. Perfect for a Mt Wilson summit.  Crowds we at a minimum too.

OCA KP THRIVERS

COLD WEATHER. WASN’T A CLEAR SUNNY DAY EITHER SO THE VIEW FROM THE TOP WASN’T GREAT

Mt Wilson

So glad my husband is doing these hikes with me.  I need his encouragement to make the ascent.  We had really good weather for this…

Mt. Wilson

Great day for a hike!  Started at Chantry Flats and hiked the loop counter-clockwise coming back via Upper Winter Creek trail so we’d end up…

Mt. Wilson for my Leap Year Birthday

Our Wander Women Orange County group decided to do our first peak for my birthday since I was born on February 29th. The weather was…

Mt. Wilson Hike #1

My FIRST PEAK! Hiked with the wonderful women of Wander Women OC. This is a beautiful hike and I loved every moment (even as I…

Leap Day Hike – Mount Wilson

We got to the parking lot at around 6:05 a.m. and there were still parking on the upper lot.  Sturtevant Trail is probably one of…

Incredible Mt. Wilson Trail

Started at the Sierra Madre Mt Wilson Trailhead. Got there at 2:30 pm and started our hike. The first two miles was hot in direct…

Incredible Mt. Wilson trail

Started at the Sierra Madre Mt Wilson Trailhead. Got there at 2:30 pm and started our hike. The first two miles was hot in direct…

Mt Wilson – 2.0

Completed Wilson again to take some friends on their first hike on the 6 pack. Nice day, more people than last time as it’s getting…

Mt. Wilson: Not a Casual Hike

Our group of 5 started hiking from Chantry Flats at around 8:30 am. We had trouble finding parking, because it seemed everyone was out trying…

Mt Wilson – 2.0

Completed Wilson again to take some friends on their first hike on the 6 pack. Nice day, more people than last time as it’s getting…

Unforgiving Mt Wilson Peak

After attempting the Cucamonga Peak earlier in the morning, we were not able to make it because of the amount of snow. Kevin and I…

Mt Wilson

Mt. Wilson was beautiful yesterday. Although summiting to a parking lot is always anticlimactic, the trail systems here are some of the more stunning I’ve…

Wander Women Summit Mount Wilson

Our group of 25 women lucked out on weather during our hike (it snowed the next day!). We started at Chantry Flats trailhead and took…

Hiking for the perfect view

i got of work two hrs early so i could get an early start as soon as i parked i got my gear ready put…

Sunrise berry

Amazing hike to catch sunrise,i decide to hike mount lawlor  to avoid the crow, i had the peak all to myself. This is a good…

Mt. Wilson on a sunny & perfect Saturday

Great, well-maintained trail.  Very clean and just totally beautiful!  Loved our rest stops, “ the wall,” and “ the bench.” The views through the hike…

Mt. Wilson

It was a perfectly stunning day!  We started at Chantry Flats and took Sturtevant Trail. The forest was beautiful. The sound of the babbling streams…

Mt. Wilson Bday Hike

The trail was awesome and, as a newbie hiker, a bit more challenging than I initially thought. This was my first peak of the challenge.…

Wilson all over again

Spectacular!  Trail in great condition, thank you trail angels for clearing fallen trees.  Slight breeze and temps in 60’s and low 70’s.  Crystal clear view…

My Wilson

My husband and I had a great hike up to My Wilson! We got to the Chantry Flats parking lot at 6am. On a non-holiday…

Mt Wilson

Excellent day to hike!  Perfect weather.  Definitely check out the observatory when you get to the top.

Getting Started with Mt. Wilson

Excellent Hike and the weather couldn’t have been better.  The first 2 miles are an easy and steady incline, around mile 2 there is a…

Wilson is back! 2020

Ay Dios!!! Wilson is back from Arizona!!! (Wilson Mountain)@sixpackofpeaksarizona Mt. Zion loop to Wilson after Strawberry Peak(17ish miles total) 📸02/24/20 hike 2 of 2 Hike…

Above the clouds on Mt Wilson

Everyone says “do this hike before it gets too hot.” Well, it was a perfectly “air conditioned” day with the fog.

Clouds at Mt. Wilson

Beautiful day today to HIKE this loop. We were in the clouds and above the clouds through all the hike. Started hike at 6:30 am.…

Hiking on the clouds

Trail in good condition only a blockage due to landslide. Gorgeous views of mount Baldy snow capped.

Mt. Wilson above the clouds

The hike was great and it had amazing views. The weather was cold during the morning but got warmer in the afternoon. As you can…

Mt Wilson

Cool weather. Perfect!  Some mist and fog,  once we got to the top we were above the clouds and we had sunshine . We had…

Siitin’ in the fog

Ran into a bunch of friendly fellow six-packers; love the camaraderie! Hiking temps were optimal and the fog made for some gorgeous and mysterious views.…