Mount Harwood Loop via Devils Backbone Trail
5 reviews Sheep Mountain Wilderness #33 hike out of 174 in
4 hrs 17 min
This is a moderate loop trail to Mount Harwood in Sheep Mountain Wilderness.
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Arrived at trailhead at 0600 and there was plenty of parking. Hiked up counter clockwise via the ski hut route, and it was a very steep ascent! Legs did not get tired or fatigued, but the altitude was slowing me down. Steady pace to the summit with little time stopped. The summit was incredible! Very beautiful but a little chilly. Bring wind breaker next time. Gear: -Prana Zion pants -Minus 33 merino wool undershirt -Minus 33 merino wool LS 1/2 zip shirt - 4 Liters of water -Nike Flex Run 2018 shoes -Prana Zion jacket -Osprey Talon 22 backpack -First Aid kit -Microspikes (did not need)★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Mount San Antonio via Devils Backbone Trail
Park at Manker Flat. Parking is on the west side of the divided road a 1/2 mile below the Baldy Ski Lifts. A National Forest Adventure Pass is required for your vehicle while parked the the trailhead. This can be obtained at the Visitor Center in Baldy Village for $5.00 a day or $30.00 for an annual pass. Route Description Walk past the locked gate of Falls Road and follow the dirt road for almost 2 miles to the ski lodge. This is Baldy Notch. Follow any of the ski runs west to the top or the ski area boundry. From the top of the ski lift, follow the fire road up the ridge. The fire road ends at the Devil's Backbone, and it is a trail from there on up to the summit. 13 miles round trip. Many people opt to park at the ski area parking and take the first ski lift up to Baldy Notch. If the lift is running this will knock off almost 4 miles round trip and 1,500 feet of elevation gain.