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Hiking Trails in the High CountryThese trails are only a few of the many, varied hiking, cycling and equestrian experiences you can enjoy on the Angeles National Forest.
Distance (Round Trip), Elevation Gain, Difficulty
Charlton Flat to Vetter Mountain3 miles, 400 feet, Easy
Charlton Flat to Mt. Mooney and Devil's Peak1 1/2 miles 250 feet Easy
Islip Saddle to Little Jimmy and Mt. Islip6.1 miles, 1,250 feet, Easy to Moderate
Buckhorn to Cooper Canyon and Littlerock Creek4 1/2 miles, 900 feet, Moderate
Chilao to Mt. Hillyer via Horse Flats6 miles, 1,000 feet, Moderate
Eagles Roost to Littlerock Creek7 miles, 1,100 feet, Moderate
Buckhorn to Mt. Waterman7 miles, 1,300 feet, Moderate
Vincent Gap to Prairie Fork8.8 miles, 2,000 feet, Moderate
Kenyon Devore Trail to Mt. Wilson9 miles, 2,600 feet, Moderate
Islip Saddle to Mt. Williamson5 miles, 1,600 feet, Moderate
Dawson Saddle to Throop Peak4 miles, 1,200 feet, Moderate
Prairie Fork to Upper Fish Fork8 miles, 1,000 feet, Moderate
Crystal Lake to Mt. Islip7 1/4 miles, 2,200 feet, Moderate
Crystal Lake to Mt. Hawkins10 miles, 2,800 feet, Moderate
Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle7 1/4 miles, 2,600 feet, Moderate
Baldy Notch to Mt. San Antonio6 1/2 miles, 3,500 feet, Moderate
Chilao to Devil's Canyon7 miles, 1,500 feet, Moderate to Strenuous
Vincent Gap to Mt. Baden-Powell (elevation 9,399')8 miles, 2,800 feet, Moderate to Strenuous
Three Points to Twin Peaks Saddle, Mt. Waterman and Buckhorn11.8 miles, 3,700 feet, Strenuous
Blue Ridge to Mt. San Antonio (Mt. Baldy)10 miles, 3,000 feet, Very Strenuous
The Angeles National Forest offers 557 miles of hiking and equestrian trails which include 73 miles of National Recreation Trails and 176 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). These trails offer ample choices for all, from beginners to experienced outdoor enthusiasts.
All trails, except the PCT and those in Wilderness Areas, are open to mountain bikes. Be careful and alert! Mountain bikes must yield the right-of-way to hikers and horses.
Before beginning any hike!