Mount San Antonio via Devils Backbone Trail
9 reviews San Gabriel Mountains National Monument #19 hike out of 355 in
1 hrs 49 min
This is a difficult one way trail to Mount San Antonio in San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
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Beautiful hike done Manker flats,baldy Notch,Devils Backbone to Baldy, It was surprisingly pretty easy,Devils backbone was cool and is doable,great views up there plus The majority of hikers took the ski hut route to baldy that morning,I would recommend Devils backbone route up to Baldy and the Sierra ski hut route back to Manker flats.Get there early to park,and layer up as it’s pretty nippy and windy up there a great hike,can get crowded at times,3 liters of water and a bag of protein goodies will do, happy hiking.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I took the trail that goes right under the ski lift. That plus Devil’s Backbone all the way up and it was difficult for me. I liked it, but I wouldn’t recommend it for casual hikers. It was more of a test for myself to see if I’m getting back in shape. It took about 7 hours, but i didn’t take the ski lift trail down. I took the fire road because my knees were kind of hurting. Lots of great views, but be prepared. I did this 08-16-20, where there were fires in the distance and a heat warning. A great day, and it ended up being almost exactly 9 miles.★ ★ ★
Mt Baldy - Climb for Heroes
This hike of Mt San Antonio -- aka Mt Baldy -- with #TeamSoCalHiker was part of the annual Climb for Heroes fundraiser for the Heroes Project. They take wounded vets up the Seven Summits! Our team raised over $7000 and the entire event raised over $125,000.