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Twin Peaks Loop via Waterman Mountain Trail

based on 47 tracks & routes #2 hike out of 19 in
11.8 mi
Distance
5 hrs 31 min
Time
terrain
1,472 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult loop trail to Twin Peaks in San Gabriel Wilderness.

This trail goes by Waterman Mountain.


This is an alternate route for Waterman Mountain Loop.



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    1 year, 7 months ago
    Hiked the loop clockwise on 12/17/22 – Great weather to take in the views of Baldy, San Gorgonio, Wilson, etc. on the way out to Twin Peaks. Went up West Twin after (the official)Twin Peaks using snow buried use trails and then picking a more direct route back down to Twin Peaks Saddle based on sets of fresh deer/bear tracks which was a fun way to come down with micro spikes instead of crampons/ice axe. The snow was firm enough on most of the route to lessen the work but then slushy climbing back to the Waterman/Twin Peaks Junction. After going up to the Waterman Summit, it was all downhill back to the Buckhorn day use area. On the way down, the sunset reflecting off the ocean in the distance was spectacular. Didn’t have to chain up and the bears at the day use area left the car alone! Quite an adventurous day with an after dark finish. Logged 13.92 miles/4094 feet (a few side excursions between the Twin Peaks to see the valleys).
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    4 years, 11 months ago
    All trails pretty well marked, trail in good condition. Section to Twin Peaks East summit is steep but doable. Check out my trip report on HikingGuy: https://hikingguy.com/hiking-trails/best-la-hikes/hike-mt-waterman-twin-peaks/
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    5 years, 8 months ago
    Not too hot, beautiful day with clear weather yet shade under the trees.
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    4 years ago
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