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Baldy Bowl Trail #7W02

 3.8 (6)

Length


3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


3,412' 1,040 m

Ascent

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Descent

21%

Avg Grade (12°)

69%

Max Grade (35°)

9,992' 3,046 m

High

6,580' 2,006 m

Low

Shared By Tilman Giese

Conditions


All Clear 54 days ago
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A steep trail connecting Manker Flats Campground to Mt. Baldy.

Tilman Giese

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Need to Know

Adventure Pass required for parking at Manker Flat. Snow and ice can be present late in spring. Be prepared for dramatic changes in weather.

Description

The trail starts along the Baldy Road #3N01 0.8 miles from Manker Flat. It climbs steeply on the east side of the canyon above San Antonio Falls with intermittent shade from oaks, Jeffrey pines and white fir. After 1.5 miles, it enters Baldy Bowl where the Sierra Club operates a ski lhut. There is a nearby spring which has nice wildflowers.

From the hut, the trail traverses west over a large slide area (the formation of the "bowl") then climbs to the top of a ridge directly south of Mt. San Antonio, aka "Mt. Baldy". The trail is less well defined as it climbs steeply north and there are multiple routes up the rocky ridge. They all lead to a saddle just below the summit. The last pitch is steep, but the trail surface is easier to follow. Be sure to look behind you when you reach the summit as there are multiple trails connecting there.

This trail is commonly chosen as part of a loop to Mt. Baldy. If you take this trail up to Mt. Baldy, be prepared for some arduous hiking and climbing.

Flora & Fauna

Oaks, Jeffrey pines, sugar pines, lodgepole pines, white fir offer occasional shade. There are limber pines near the summit. Buckthorn, manzanita and chinquapin are the most common ground cover. Watch for bighorn sheep.

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Jul 4, 2018
Scott S
Jun 2, 2018
Valerie Villanueva
Dec 26, 2017
mountain dude 101
9mi — 7h 00m
Dec 21, 2017
Colby Decoteau
Took a slow pace but gorgeous trail conditions, no snow, but a few light spring runoff crossing the trails in the bowl above Ski Hut. 6.2mi
Sep 7, 2017
Moses Chooks
Jul 22, 2017
Daniel Han
Jun 17, 2017
Meg M
We hiked up Baldy Bowl to the summit, then descended down Devil's Backbone to Baldy Notch. Great hike! 9.5mi — 7h 00m
Jun 3, 2017
Tilman Giese

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  3.8 from 6 votes

#8

in Mt. Baldy

#5716

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#8

in Mt. Baldy

#631

in California

#5,716

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