Mount San Antonio via North Backbone Trail

based on 126 tracks & routes #22 hike out of 461 in
3.5 mi
1 hrs 10 min
1,860 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate one way trail to Mount San Antonio in Sheep Mountain Wilderness.

This trail goes by Pine Mountain and Dawson Peak.

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    9 months, 4 weeks ago
    Solo hiked Fri 07/28/2023 – Early trip up Baldy Bowl trail to the summit in time to share the sunrise with a small herd of Bighorns. Down the north face (North Backbone) and up Dawson Peak. Continued on the ridge to go up Pine Mountain. Pleasant weather, thanks to a nice breeze all day. Back up Mt Baldy, across Mt. Harwood and down the Devil’s Backbone trail to Manker Flat. . Hard to believe we’re still stepping across snow on the north face this late in the year. Another great day for hiking this summer before the weather changes. Highly recommend the North Backbone Trail out to Dawson, Pine and Wright summits. Last water available to fill up is just past Ski Hut and dry after that. Surprised there were not more people out on the trail on a Friday. Like everyone else says – start early for maximum enjoyment, bring plenty of water (went through 4L) and use insect repellent and/or a mosquito net! Logged 15.5 miles/6716 vertical ft. with Gaia
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    4 years, 10 months ago

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