REAL TRAIL NAME:  Mt Baldy Summit from The Notch via Devils Backbone Trail


HIKE DATE:  Sunday, October 16, 2010


MEETING TIME: 7:00am -7:20am (Please be there on time)

DISTANCE: 6 – 9 Miles (Round trip)

HIKE LEVEL:  Level 9


Burger King (Parking Lot)
910 N. Mountain Ave
Upland CA 91786


REQUIRED: Scenic chair lift tickets $15.00 if purchase online & $20.00 there. It Come with free parking for lift tickets customers. (You Don’t need Forest Recreation Pass)

RECOMMENDED: Extra water besides the two liters in the hydration systems, one or two half-liter bottles of water, Extra food, Extra clothing, and Sun protection- sun screen- lip sun block sun hat- sun glasses – Gloves. It could get very cold (winds) and the next minute get hot – so be prepared!!!

HIKE WALKTHROUGH:  This is a popular route because it can take advantage of riding the ski lift. (10,064′) elevation. There are steep slopes on both sides of the trail. After a few hundreds yard, the trail will cross the left slope of the ridge and arrive on the south slope of Mt. Harwood, continuing toward a saddle between Mt Baldy and Mt Harwood. You will see the top of Mt Baldy directly front of you. Continue to the saddle and then on the ridge or slightly to the north side, to the top of MT Baldy. The last stretch is a steep loose rock. This hike is the easiest way up to Mt Baldy, however remembers it starts and stays in high elevation, so some people may experience altitude sickness. There is no source of water after you pass the Notch Restaurant and the ridge is almost always windy and exposed to sun.


If you wish to look us up on map quest you can use 6700 Mt Baldy Road CA 91759. However they give very complicated directions and we don’t recommend that you use them.
Get to there via the 210 FWY. And/or the 10 FWY. Take the Mountain Ave. / Mount Baldy exit from either freeway, which is located in the city of Upland and head north towards the mountains. Mountain Ave. will turn into Mt Baldy Road and dead end into the Ski Area Parking lot. Approx. 16 Miles.
The 210 FWY brings you closer to the Mountain and less city driving. Approx 14 Miles. Exit Baseline Road, Claremont from the 210 FWY only. When on Baseline go west, to Monte Vista/Padua Ave. Turn North (right) on Padua, follow for a mile to the light. Turn East (right) onto Mt Baldy Rd. Follow the Mt Baldy Rd. for about 7 miles to the Village and another 3 miles up to the Ski lifts. Road will dead end into the ski area parking lot. Approx 14 miles.
Either route there is no gas station once you exit the freeway.
Note: There is more than one Mountain Ave. exit of the 210 Fwy. Make sure it is the Mountain Ave exit in the city of Upland and it says Mount Baldy on the Fwy. exit sign