Mount Wilson loop and then some

  We hiked the loop starting at the Chantry Flats campground at around 06:15, and up through Sturtevant trail. We walked around the top and…

Mt Wilson

A nice warm hike with Laura.

Mount Wilson

Empezamos después de las 6:35 am desde Chantry flat con grupo de amigos de los cuales había 7 que estaban subiendo por primera vez, el…

The curse of Mt Wilson

This is my 4th time peaking this mountain and the first time i fell and bruised my knee, the second went fine, the 3rd my…

Never Ending Killer Hill

I’m not sure what my friend and I did wrong but it took us 13 miles to get to the peak. Weather was great and…

Mt Wilson – 1st peak

Hike ended up being 15.4 miles according to AllTrails. Took us about 7 and 1/2 hours to summit. A couple of stops along the way…

Lucky Mt. Wilson

Hiked the trip with my Brother Big Dalton (he’s a 7 good giant). His long strides were hard to keep up with, but hey… we…

Mt. Wilson

Overall, was a great hike. The weather was cool, but not too hot. The trail conditions were good except for a small section ascending. Beautiful…

Mount Wilson, take 2

Everyone that knows me knows I hate Wilson. This time I was determined to change my opinion of this peak. We started from Sturtevant Trail…

Chantry Flats to Mt. Wilson

I went with 2 friends to Mt. Wilson. We started from Chantry Flats around 7:45 am. The weather at that time was sunny but cool.…

Gentle Wilson

We went up Stutervant falls trail and down upper winter creek. I love Wilson, with snow and without but it’s long AF lol  . No…

Mt Wilson Valentines Day Hike

Awesome yet challenging hike. Weather was awesome, plenty of shade on the trail. With not only cool views of nature but of multiple helicopter flights…

#1 out of 6

Well we changed our hiking plans to summit Mt Wilson via Sierra Madre vs Chantry Flat, and so it was a tougher and longer hike…

1 of 6 peaks

Perfect day for the hike. The sun was out but was a steady cool temp all the way up. When we got to the summit,…

My. Wilson

Started this hike around 7am and hiked chantry Flats route. Did a mile detour to see the waterfall and it was beautiful! The entire hike…

Weekday at Potato Chip Rock

I get Lincoln’s birthday off, so to take advantage of having this obscure holiday off, I was going to either Disneyland or Potato Chip Rock.…

MT. Wilson

We got all of So Cals greatness. Started just before sunrise. Hit the trail and saw some sunshine along the way… then the clouds rolled…

Intense Hike

The weather was great until the rain, hail, and snow started. I wasn’t sure what to expect and had not been conditioning. Lol! I just…

Mount Wilson

Definitely challenging! Glad I was able to complete it!

Wilson in the rain

Hiked Mt Wilson from Chantry Flats.  There was a light rain and small hail at times.  We did hear thunder on the way down from…

Mount Wilson: Braving the Brrrr

My favorite mountain! I think I’ve experienced all types of weather on Wilson – extreme heat, extreme cold, sun, wind, rain, hail and snow. Well,…

1st time up this trail

Light hail,  light snow falling, thunder at the top, and freezing at the summit . Overall it was a nice cool day to hike. The…

Mt. Wilson

Great hike with a group. We hit some hail at the summit

Venturing Volcan

Can’t believe this was never on our radar… I absolutely loved this hike! Although the initial climb got me a little winded and sweaty at…

Easier said than done!

What a hike! I’ve hiked the surrounding waterfalls before. This one was challenging. We started at chantry flats, walked down the hill to the lower…

Mt Wilson

Hiked with a group of 10, a few people fell down on this hike but we all made it to the peak and made it…

Mount Wilson IT Band Syndrome Hike

This was my first hike above 10 miles and largest elevation change! I’ve been dealing with a cold for the last few weeks and was…

A Perfect Mt Wilson Hike

Perfect day, weather and conditions. Started around 6:45AM and enjoyed everything that this hike has to offer. A waterfall,  easy creek crossings, a few camps,…

Wilson……

First time hiking this loop and I enjoyed it so much more than Sierra Madre.  Up chantry and down upper winter loop to avoid the…

Potato Chip

Weather was perfect for a hike, it was a group hike we had a great time ❤️🙏

Mount Wilson

It was a great day hiking w/my Trail Sisters together w/Cypress and Gabe who decided to join us on this beautiful day. Always a great…

Mt Wilson

Was the first longer hike of the year for me. Got to the trailhead right at sunset and there was plenty of parking.  Took a…

GoRed on Mount Wilson

We all started as acquaintances but ended up as all part of one big family ❤️ trail sisters and trail brothers My #6Peak for the…

Mount WIlson

This is my second time doing Mount Wilson in the last year.  Did a slightly different path this time with coming back down the upper…

Finished Mt. Wilson!

4-5 trees down and 1 rockslide to climb over.  Trail seemed to go on forever, and the sign/USGS seal was hard to find, but I…

Mount Wilson

We had a group of nine ladies.  We started at 6:15am from Sierra Madre. It was foggy all day. It snowed, hailed, rained and was…

I paid for it

I did not feel well up this mountain but still finished. Paying 10 bucks to park is difficult for me. And so many people. But…

1/6 Pack

My group arrived at the trailhead around 6:15 am. The sun hadn’t risen yet and the lower and middle parking levels were almost full. We…

Mount Wilson

Started the hike at chantry flats and did the sturtevant and winter creek loop.  Beautiful and challenging trail completed with a great friend.    Enjoyed…

The HANGOVER hike

As the title states, I was hungover for this hike. I survived, summited, and didn’t throw up. The trail was in good condition on a…

Wilson from a different perspective

Even though Sierra Madre to Mt. Wilson is the same number of miles as going from Chantry it is 1,000 feet more elevation gain.   I…

Mount Wilson Trial

Haha the trail was a little more than I thought it would be. Seeing the camp and swinging on the swing was pretty dope. I…

Good Ol Mt Wilson…

This hike once again got me good! My first time doing Sierra Madre and I didn’t care for it all that much and do not…

3 Girls Hiking Mt.Wilson

The trail was in good condition, there was a point on the hike at the top of the falls where the pass was rough. We…

Buggy Mt Wilson

Lots of downed trees as if a tornado whipped through Sturtevant side of loop.

Mount Wilson

Sierra Madre was the hardest trail to Wilson yet!

Mt. Wilson: Wonder & Woes

Several fallen trees (5 or so) along the trail due to winter snowfall and recent windstorms. They weren’t hard to cross, and many have been…

Wilson Slog

Hard hike. Some debris on upper trail. Since snow at peak.

Mt. Wilson

We finally made it on top of Mt. Wilson! It was a long hike with over 4,000ft of elevation gain. We started at 9am and…

My Wilson

Beautiful day to hike, clear and cold before sunup. Mid 60’s through the day. Lots if water everywhere, a little bit of snow still in…

Mt. Wilson

The hike is long about 14 miles. This really challenged me mentally and physically but I’m glad I have my wife by my side who…

Clouds upon Clouds

Amazing weather. There was mild mist, not enough to cover the trail, but just enough to keep you cool from the heat of the hike.…

Mount Wilson

Beautiful cool day. In total we hiked Roughly about 15 miles. The trail is  beautiful and spotted a bear which was pretty amazing. The look…

Mount Wilson Above the Clouds

This was a steady uphill hike and the trail is well marked. At this time of year the weather above LA was very pleasant.

6/18 Mount Wilson

Mount Wilson January 26th, 2020 3 take aways from this hike; and then some: Rest in peace Kobe Bryant. It still hit me when a…

twice the rise

As weekends get so very busy at Chantry Flats I started at the Mt Wilson Trail in Sierra Madre. Gaia clocked it at 13.9 miles…

Mt Wilson Assault

A bit cloudy at lower elevations but nothing but sunshine half way up the mountain. Tougher than I remember…Maybe I’m not in the best shape…

Hiking 🥾 Hiking 🥾 and more Hiking

This is a challenging and beautiful hike 😍. Tons of trees, streams, history and even a waterfall (bonus).  Love being able to look around Sturtevant…

Mt. Wilson

Today was a great day to take on this challenge. I was nervous preparing for the hike but actually doing it took away the anxiety…

Calves on Fire

Beautiful hike, much steeper and more difficult than anticipated, but we made it! 5 in our group all in great physical fitness and it took…

Mt. Wilson… hiking for days!!!

Beautiful day 😍. We expected it to be cold. It was warm and the sun shining. My two negatives:  Trail not clearly marked, and there…

Mount Wilson!

Beautiful day to hike! It was definitely a tough one, but felt great to finish!

Wilson Adventures

For some off reason the Sturtervant trail was not on AllTrails anymore but we still followed it. Lots of fallen trees compared to the last…

Feeling Mt. Wilson

Good weather! Trail conditions were good, but it got a bit hot mid day so bring plenty of water and electrolytes and drink them!

Mt Wilson

Perfect weather! There were water stations and flushing toilets at the summit where the observatory was located. Some left-over snow at the top, made it…

Mount Wilson

1/6! lots of switchbacks, sunny & clear day

1st time to Mt Wilson

We arrived at 6 am and the parking lot was full by about 6:30 am. I started hiking right as the sun was rising and…

Mount Wilson

A tentative plan to go hiking quickly snowballed into planning this Mount Wilson day-hike and registering for the Six Pack of Peaks challenge. As someone…

Mount Wilson

Generally well maintained trail with 4 to 5 obstacles, mostly fallen trees.

Wilson Overlooking SoCal

First hike of the 6 pack this year.  Did the hike with recently joined partner Mike McConnell.  Started at Chantry Flats, out of west end…

Mt. Wilson Loop

Perfect day to hike Mt. Wilson. Lots of debris on the trail, however major debris already moved to the side. Minor bugs, more bugs on…

Chris and Mike’s Adventure

Could not have had a more beautiful day – could see from San Clemente to Santa Barbara to Palm Springs.  Pretty strenuous, particularly when your…

Volcan Do

Sunshiny day for a great little hike.  Took the side trail coming down.  Nice views.

Mt. WILSON #3

Went on a Wednesday and no crowds at all. Hiked the loop. Perfect weather. Nice hike and peaceful scenery. Plan on 6- 8 hours to…

Mount Wilson

I showed up before the sunrise so I could get an early start and beat the crowds. I did a loop using chantry flat, sturtevant…

DoEpicShit#30 | Mt Wilson Summit

Hike #30 | Mt Wilson Summit #AllTrails record: 🥾 14.9mi | 📈 4,445ft gain One down, eleven to go! @sixpackofpeaks challenge They said Mt Wilson…

Mt.Wilson

Very lovely hike. The uphill was real. The switch backs were real. Weather was perfect, trail was perfect. Had a beautiful day! make sure to…

Mount Wilson

On Sunday myself and Justin @rockhoundhiker went to the Mt. Wilson Trail via Chantry Flats. We did the 15 mile loop and wanted to see…

Mt. Wilson

Long hike. Challenging elevation. Felt good for summiting for the first time. Would do it again next year!

1st Trek to Mt. Wilson

This was out first time summiting Mt. Wilson and probably our longest hike yet, so it was quite challenging. The trail from Chantry Flats was…

Very Nice To See You Again, Mr. Wilson

Easy, breezy does it until the last two miles as it was going steeper & steeper but the views/sceneries were all worth it…refreshing & spectacular.

Potato Chip Rock fun

Trail conditions were awesome. Weather was beautiful. Being my first real time hike it was perfect. 2020 I set out to become a more avid…

Wilson, where are you?

3rd  Peak. We parked our vehicle at Chantry Flat parking lot then took Forest Rte 2N40, Gabrieleno Trail/Sturtevant Trail. Compared to last year (Mt Wilson…

Sat on Sitton!

This hike was great!! It was a great first hike to start the peak challenge. The trail has inclines and declines and his overall, I…

Mt. Wilson took my breath away

The weather was perfect for this hike. We started from the Mt. Wilson Trailhead where there was ample free parking and bathrooms. Cosmic Cafe is…

Potato Chipless Woodsen

We avoided the crowds and enjoyed our climb up Woodsen by takingthe  Fry-Koegel trail. The chilly morning (38 degrees) warmed up as we trekked along.…

Mount Wilson

The trail conditions were good. there were a few tree branches across the trail that had been brought down by the snow. These were not…

Mt. Wilson

Started at Chantry Flats and went to Sturtevant Falls. Went back to Gabrielino trail and then did the loop coming back by upper winter creek…

Mount Wilson

Beautiful hike overlooking LA. All shady and with slow climb to the top from Chantry Flat. And a waterfall on the way up!

Will(son) hike for dumplings

We took on Mount Wilson, our first hike in the six-pack yesterday! We started at Chantry Flats like the website recommends at about 7am and…

Mt. Wilson

Good weather but the bugs were already out :/

Mt. Wilson

Perfect weather for a January hike on Mt. Wilson.

Jackhole

First hike was a real challenge. The trails were not clearly marked. First 4 miles were comfortable but final 3 to the top were grueling…

My Wilson

15.8 mile trail was somewhat deceptive if judged only by the elevation.

Mt Wilson

Parking was pretty easy cus of the early start time. Trail conditions were good, with exception of a few downed branches that you had to…

Are we there yet? Mt. Wilson

This was a long 15.76 mile hike. Not too strenuous, just long. Lots of downed trees to climb over, under and around. Weather was a…

GREEN MT. WILSON

It was an awesome hike and beautiful trail. It was so green and peaceful. There was snow,  at the top where the observatory is at…

1st Peak of 2020

My first peak of 2020. An adventure taken with a friend. Some trees we down but it was manageable. Got to summit met a few…

Annual January Hike up Mt. Wilson

Our Annual Hike up Mt. Wilson.  I do this with my husband every January.  We take the Sturtevant Falls trail up to Sturtevant Camp and…

Annual January Hike up Mt. Wilson

My annual hike up Mt. Wilson with my wife.  We do this one every January.  It’s tradition.  We take the Sturtevant Falls trail to Sturtevant…

Mt. Woodson

It was a cold day but once we were up on the summit it was FREEZING!!! Overall great hike, highly trafficked.

Mt. Wilson

Easy to follow trail…LOTS of elevation gain with some amazing views!

Wilson Winter wonderland

First summit of the year! Hike was tough because there were several fallen trees and large branches blocking the trail throughout the loop. We either…

8 of 18 Mount Wilson

After completing Strawberry Peak and having a quick lunch, we stepped off from the Red Box parking lot at about 11:03. We took the Gabrielino…

Mt Wilson

Only snow near the observatory.  Roads plowed. Some trees down. Overall great hike

Wilson! Wilson!

14.5 miles 4100’ of elevation gain.  About 6 3/4 hours of hiking.  Great day. Some trees down, but not bad.  Only real snow was near…

MT. Wilson

Some of the trail had rockslides or trees fallen over. Some snow at the summit. Temps were low 40. Not much winds   Hikes it…