Sheep Mountain Wilderness Hike
4 reviews Sheep Mountain Wilderness #89 hike out of 426 in
2 hrs 23 min
This is a moderate loop trail in Sheep Mountain Wilderness.
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This was a fun and easy hike to Big Horn Mine. I would have given this trail 5 stars, but there was sooooo much trash. Our small group (my hiking family) took trash bags with us, and thankfully so! We picked up about 5 lbs of recycle trash (beer bottles, gatorade, water, and more beer cans), and about 10-15 lbs of trash trash. There were so many glow-sticks, tissue paper, candy wrappers, snack wrappers/bags, trashed clothing, and the worst of all - some person pooped IN THE MINE! It was rank! We doubled bagged that and put it in our large trash bag. I hope those that go on this trail will pack their trash out with them. You carried it full, now carry it out empty. The views were breathtaking, the mine was awesome, there is bathrooms and trashcans at the trailhead. You go left for the mine and right for the eternal switchback trail to Mt. Baden-Powell. I recommend this hike.★ ★ ★ ★
Hike the Big Horn Mine Trail
The hike to Big Horn Mine is a fun and relatively easy way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Angeles National Forest without a major effort. The trail to Big Horn Mine winds it's away along the side of a mountain, eventually arriving at the abandoned mine, where you can explore the historic structure from 1895 and grab those great Instagram shots that everyone loves (with Mt Baldy in the background).
Big Horn Mine
Trail washed out in spots. Lots of graffiti and inexperienced hikers. Very sad example of internet exposure ruining a really cool spot.