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Pacific Crest Trail: Cloudburst to Cooper Canyon

Intermediate

Trail

3.8 mile 6.1 kilometer point to point
79% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 208' 63 m
Descent: -1,531' -467 m
High: 7,020' 2,140 m
Low: 5,697' 1,736 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Cloudburst Summit Trail to Cooper Canyon Trail Camp. Then connects with Burkhart Trail.

RickG Gutz

Features River/Creek · Views

Must have a Wilderness pass to park along the road. There is plenty of parking at the Cloudburst Summit Trailhead.

Description

A nice easy run to Burkhart Trail camp for an overnight backpacking trip. Along the way you'll experience great views comparable to the Sierras. This is a nice alpine location minutes away from Los Angeles. You can take this back to return to the parking lot for an out-and-back, or you can go around and take the Burkhart Trail to Buckhorn Campground. You'll need to coordinate a shuttle if that is the choice.

Flora & Fauna

Great alpine mountain views and great flowers.

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Feb 18, 2018
Geoff Cordner

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Great views for the saddle.
May 21, 2015 near Littlerock, CA
Another view of Cooper Canyon Trail camp.
May 21, 2015 near Littlerock, CA
Looking down into the creek from the trail
May 21, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Coming into Cooper Canyon Trail Camp. A large area with great amenities.
May 21, 2015 near Littlerock, CA
Plenty of flat space for tents. Beautiful trees that protect from wind. Creek was running enough for filtered water at the time of this photo. Great loop for your first night of backpacking camping.
Dec 10, 2017 near Littlerock, CA

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