Despite its rather uninspiring name, the hike to Potato Mountain (3,432'), north of Claremont and just barely in the Angeles National Forest, offers tranquil canyons, a charming stream, and amazing summit views, as well as a moderate workout. This hike is very convenient for the suburb dwellers of the Southland's Inland Empire, as it is only about 3 miles off the CA-210 Fwy in Cleremont. Because this hike traverses through prime chaparral country, it is a trek better left to the winter and early spring.
Elevation Gain: 1,300' (total gain)
Location: Pomona College property and Angeles National Forest (No Adventure Pass Required)
Saint Peter, Prince of Apostles, Pray for Us!
Hiked 2-22-14, Los Angeles County. No Adventure Pass Required.
|The Yellow Gate|
|The Red-Rock Summit|
|The End of San Antonio Canyon|
|The Parking Lot|
|Towards Mt. Baldy|
|The Valley floor|
|Sign towards the summit|