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Guide to Day Hikes

Mt. Baden-Powell Trail

  • Strenuous Hike. 8 miles round-trip from Highway 2 to summit and back. 2,300 foot elevation gain. Great views of ocean, mountains and desert! Wildflowers.

  • Start at trailhead 9.2 miles west of Wrightwood on Highway 2 at Vincent Gap parking area. Trail switchbacks up the forested north-east slope of Mt. Baden-Powell.

  • Hike may take up to 6-8 hours round trip. Carry water and clothes for cool, windy conditions at the summit.

Trail information provided by Mountain Hardware courtesy of Cindy Smith.

Mt. Baden-Powell Photo Tours

    The Peak

    Hanging around the peak of Mt. Baden-Powell. Elevation 9,399 ft.

    Limber Pine Forest

    Rare Limber Pines, ancient and enchanted trees that can only exist above 9,000 ft.

    Pacific Crest Trail

    Hike to the the top of Mt Baden-Powell with us. Four miles and over a half mile up along the Pacific Crest Trail from Vincent Gap.

    Lamel Spring

    Small spring emerges from under a rock. Take a peek in and see where it's coming from.

    Vincent's Cabin

    Tom Vincent's place for 56 years (not on trail).

    Bighorn Mine

    Grand-daddy of the San Gabriel gold mines (not on trail).

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