Strawberry Peak Trail #12W05
ElevationAscent: 345' 105 m
Descent: -2,083' -635 m
High: 5,233' 1,595 m
Low: 3,195' 974 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)
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“A nice hike around Strawberry Peak with good loop opportunities.”— Alan Coles
Adventure pass required to park at Red Box.
The trail climbs up to a saddle with views to the west then contours around the mostly shadeless southwest side of Mt. Lawlor rising gently to the saddle between Strawberry Peak and Mt. Lawlor in 2.5 miles. Many hikers climb these two peaks on well worn paths from this point (Strawberry on the left, Lawlor on the right) but there are no official trails.
There are nice views to the north as the trail descends on the wild, eastern side of Strawberry Peak passing through open chaparral of ceanothus, manzanita, buckwheat, chamise, and occasional shaded areas of oak and bigcone spruce. About one mile below the saddle a seasonal spring is reached with a nice but modest waterfall. Abundant poison oak covers the area and should be avoided.
The trail switchbacks down a ridge with nice wildflowers in spring meeting with the Colby Canyon Trail #12W23 at a junction with a register box. The trail continues on the right fork down a few hundred yards to an unsigned junction. The left fork drops into private Colby Ranch (permission required to enter). The right fork continues on down to the trailhead on Upper Big Tujunga Road.
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Local Club: Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter
Nov 13, 2019: In the Know: Forest Stewardship Council Board
Nov 11, 2019: Meet & Greet: Restoring the Santa Fe Dam
Land Manager: USFS - Angeles National Forest Office