Baldy Bowl Trail - Ski Hut Trail


At a Glance:

Distance: 4.5 miles (One-way)
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Total Climbing: 3,412 feet
Highest Elevation: 9,992 feet

What to Expect

The Baldy Bowl Trail - Ski Hut delivers the fastest route to the summit of Mt. Baldy (Mt. San Antonio) without using a ski-lift. Hikers can expect an aggressive climb, gaining elevation quickly, but will be rewarded with views of San Antonio Falls and a ten thousand foot 360-degree view from the San Gabriel's tallest peak. 

Leaving from Manker Flats Campground, hikers will traverse the southwest side of Mt. Baldy passing San Antonio Falls a half-mile in. After 2.6 miles of hiking, hikers will reach the halfway point of their hike upon reaching the Sierra Club Ski Hut. 

From the hut, the easiest part of the trail manifests west over a large slide area (the formation of the "bowl") lined with large boulders and easier elevation gain till hikers reach a ridge just south of the summit. It's straight-up from there! A two-thirds of a mile unapologetic 550-foot climb to the summit lies ahead until the summit is reached.



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  Area/Length : 
3.4 miles


Know Before You Go!

Know Before You Go!

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