Take 210 Freeway and exit at Baseline Road. Turn left at Baseline Road and then turn right at Padua Ave for about 2 miles. Turn right at Mt Baldy Road and drive about 1.5 miles and park at the parking lot about 1/4 south of the trailhead. You don’t need adventure pass to park there.
We begin at Evey Canyon entrance by side stepping the locked vehicle gate. We hike through the beautiful oaks and greenery of Evey Motorway Trail.
About a 1 ½ miles into the hike we reach an intersection leading to the Claremont Wilderness trail to the Potato Mountain peak to the left. We will take a short break at this point and wait for the entire group to catch up. Bring a potato to decorate the peak if you like.
On this hike we turn left and hike up to Potato Mountain. On a clear day we will have great views of Mt. Baldy and the nearby peaks as we ascend.
One tradition is that you may bring a decorated potato and leave it in the concrete platform.
Once atop Potato Mountain we can view the Saddleback, San Gorgonio and San Jacinto Mountains as well.
Basic Hike :
Distance: 5 miles
Elevation: 1200 ft
For people who want more challenge, we can add more mileage. Instead of turning back to Evey Motorway to the parking lot, we can continue to hike another 1.5 miles on Ever Motorway and then go back to the parking lot.
Distance: 8 miles
Elevation: 1800 ft
Bring water, hat, sunscreen. An outdoor hat net may be handy as there may be insects flying around in your face.
General Rating: Level 2 MODERATE, moderate pace, Download RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) to read more about difficulty levels.
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