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Baldy Road #3N01

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Road connecting Manker Flat with Baldy Notch and the Baldy Ski Lodge.


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3.7

Miles

5.9

KM

Point to Point

7,828' 2,386 m

High

6,173' 1,882 m

Low

1,656' 505 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Waterfall

Need to Know

Adventure Pass required to park at Manker Flat. In summer, the ski lift operates on weekends which takes hikers and bikers from the end of the paved road to the ski lodge. This road is sometimes called "Falls Road" on the lower portion. The Forest Service official name is "Baldy Notch Service Road". Other references call this "Mt. Baldy Road" which is the name of the paved road to the ski lift.

Description

This road is used to access San Antonio Falls, the Baldy Bowl Trail, and the Baldy Notch area which connects with trails to the north and south. It begins as a paved road adjacent to the Manker Flat Campground passing a few houses then makes a bend where a short spur trail leads to the falls.

The road turns to dirt and passes a junction with the Baldy Bowl Trail #7W02 in 0.8 miles. From there, it climbs steadily with intermittent shade from oaks, bigcone spruce, Jeffrey pines, and white fir. It passes under the ski lift then reaches the notch near the Baldy Ski Lodge.

Flora & Fauna

Oaks, Jeffrey pines, sugar pines, bigcone spruce, and white fir provide occasional shade. Blazing stars can be seen on some of the rocky areas. Watch for bighorn sheep.

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  2.3 from 6 votes

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in Mt. Baldy

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Photos

Heading over to the San Antonio Falls. Not the main event but well worth the detour from the Mt. Baldy trail!
Oct 31, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Snow covering Mt Baldy Road.
Aug 10, 2017 near Wrightwood, CA
View toward waterfall
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Fire road
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Mentzelia laevicaulis on Baldy Bowl Trail.
Aug 9, 2017 near Wrightwood, CA
This is where the trail to the summit breaks off from the fire road (on the left) - it's easy to miss!
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA

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Jun 18, 2020
Brynna cadman
Actually more pleasant than usual due to cooler June temperatures.
Jul 4, 2018
Scott S
Jun 3, 2018
Jennifer Gramley
Aug 13, 2012
Yajing Gao