Location: From the 210 Freeway, take the Baseline Road exit and go west for 0.7 miles. Take a right (north) onto Mills, go 1.1 miles and bear right onto Mt. Baldy Road. Go 8 miles and take a hard left on Glendora Ridge Road (right before Mt. Baldy Village) and drive a mile to Cow Canyon Saddle.
For parking, this hike requires an Adventure Pass. You can purchase a day pass for $5 or an annual pass for $30. You can also use your National Park Pass or Senior Pass. Here is a link of where you can purchase either the day/annual pass (please purchase beforehand, as you cannot purchase in the parking lot): http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/r5/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5181410&width=full
Located on the western side of San Antonio Canyon, Sunset Peak promised to offer some great views of both the mountains and the cities below
The total hike should be about 6 miles long with 1350 ft. of elevation gain. This will be a looped hike. We will take the Sunset Peak short cut for 1.5 miles to the peak. This is a rather steep ascent. We will return on the gradual fire road back for 4.5 miles. The altitude at the peak is 5,796′.
Bring water, hat, sunscreen. ***** Important **** there may be bugs flying around so an outdoor hat net may be needed.
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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