2.3 miles
Distance
401 ft
Climb
-612 ft
Descent
00:42:14
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Mt Hillyer Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Mt Hillyer Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Chilao-Charlton
    La Canada Flintridge, California
  • Ref Number
    11W27
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12666 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Mount Hillyer Trail starts on the Santa Clara Divide Road at Rosenita Saddle. A steady climb ramps up in difficulty to a 'test piece' switchback that stymies most attempts to climb. Once the ridge top is attained, a long, rolling section through meadows and open ponderosa pine forest leads to the summit of Mount Hillyer. The terrain becomes increasingly rocky, and there are many boulder gardens, 'slickrock' areas, and ramped logs. The trail eventually mellows and intersects with the Silver Moccasin Trail near Horse Flats CG.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mt Hillyer Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -211 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,628 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,197 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,882 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,671 ft
  • Grade max
    -39.519%
  • Grade min
    27.715%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    857 ft
  • Avg time
    00:42:14
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Status:
on Aug 22, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.85 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Mt Hillyer Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 22, 2020 @ 2:46pm
      Aug 22, 2020
      This trail is beautiful, even with the loose dry dirt. It is SoCal after all, so that’s to be expected. Enjoy the ride and don’t hesitate to...
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 3:19pm
      Jun 26, 2020
      Some very sandy sections. Otherwise running OK.
      May 23, 2020 @ 6:59pm
      May 23, 2020
      Ideal conditions
      Jan 19, 2020 @ 7:05am
      Jan 19, 2020
      50% snow
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 12:06pm
      Dec 9, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 31 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 224 rides
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      Jun 2, 2020 @ 5:26pm
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      113 |
      Feb 13, 2017 @ 10:25pm
      Feb 13, 2017
      121 |
      Feb 13, 2017 @ 10:24pm
      Feb 13, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      Mt Hillyer
      3 miles
      Hillyer - Silver Moccasin Loop
      13 miles

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      Videos

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      MT. HILLYER, ALWAYS FINDING NEW LINES : MTB
      7:27 | 19 | May 17, 2021 , La Canada Flintridge
      Hillyer Trail-Angeles National Forest (MTB)
      9:28 | 55 | Nov 29, 2020 , La Canada Flintridge
      Mt Hillyer! Part of Mt Wilson Enduro Day Dec 2018
      6:01 | 234 | Aug 22, 2019 , La Canada Flintridge
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