Highlights: Waterfall, Family Hike, Dog Hike, Stream, Views
- Near: Sierra Madre, CA
- Distance: 7 miles round trip
- Elevation Gain/Loss: 2250 ft.
- Hike Time: 3 hour
- Difficulty: 5/10
- Trail Condition: well maintained trail
- Trail head map: Click here for Google map
- Detailed map: Click here
- Rating: 4/5
The Mount Wilson Trail is one of the finest trails in the Los Angeles area. It’s also close to easy and free parking. You can make a long or short hike of it. The long hike takes you all the way to the top of Mount Wilson. I chose a shorter hike to Orchard Camp which makes a good lunch spot. Try out the First Water Alternate trail on the way back. It’s highly recommended by Ms. “D”. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and dessert at Bean Towne after the hike. It’s one of my favorites.
From Los Angeles – 210 fwy (east) to Baldwin Av. (north) to E. Mira Monte Av. (right) to trailhead.