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Mount Baldy via Mankers Flat loop

10.2 mile trail near Dells (historical), California, You can do the loop or as an out and back.
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 10.2 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  Mount San Antonio,known as Mt Baldy, at 10,068 ft, is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, and the highest point in Los... more »

Tips:  If snow is on the summit, bring crampons and an ice axe. Only attempt when there is snow if you have the training and experience.

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Points of Interest

1. Fire Road

This is the fire road which leads to the trail head.

2. Fire road turns to dirt

The fire road goes uphill and turns to dirt here.

3. Sierra Club Ski Hut

This hut is used year round. Camping and restroom is available. Make sure you have permission to camp over night.

4. Slide Debris

When you leave the Ski Hut, you will immediately start over rock debris. Look for the trail, easy to loose it here. Dirty foot steps are the best thing to follow here.

5. Crossing the Bowl

This is the middle of the Baldy Bowl

6. Out of the bowl

Here you are out of the bow and heading up to the ridge.

7. The ridge

Follow the ridge up to the peak.

8. Final Push

The peak slope goes up here. In the summer expect switchbacks.

9. PEAK!

This is the summit marker. Congrats! You can make the loop, or go back the way you came for a shorter hike.

10. Summit rock shelters

When the snow is gone, these are wind shelters to get out of the wind and have a snack.

11. Down to the Backbone

This is the view down the to the backbone. It is very steep, watch your step and be rested before you attempt.

12. The summit from the otherside

Your looking at 900 feet of elevation, back up to the summmit.

13. Devils Backbone

Watch your step, the path is narrow and steep.

14. Ski Slope

Follow this steep ski slope down to the Baldy Notch. You will find a restaurant and if you done walking, a ski lift down the mountain.

15. Fire Road back to Mankers Flat

Follow the brown dirt road.

16. Ski Lift supports

Right about now you may wish you had taken the lift down, lol.

17. Springs

The road may be a fire road, but the view can't be beat.