Silverado Trail to Bedford Peak
ElevationAscent: 1,974' 602 m
Descent: -1,973' -602 m
High: 3,791' 1,156 m
Low: 1,876' 572 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 35% (20°)
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“A moderate 8-mile out-and-back run up to Bedford Peak.”— John McKinney
The trail, which weaves through sage and bedrock outcrops, ascends the ridge between Silverado and Ladd Canyons; the higher you climb, the nicer the views. Continue up the ridge until you reach North Maine Divide Road at about 3.4 miles. Take a right onto the road and follow it up the road to about 3.6 miles, where there is a path that turns off to the right; this leads up to Bedford Peak.
Bedford Peak is not a true peak in that it stands prominent against the surrounding topography; rather it is more of a bump along the road and if you stop paying attention you may miss it. Regardless, it offers great views of the Santa Ana, San Gabriel, and the San Bernardino ranges, and the Pacific Ocean.
Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.
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Land Manager: USFS - Cleveland National Forest Office