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Sierra Club Ski Hut

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Trail

4.9 mile 7.9 kilometer out and back
61% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,019' 615 m
Descent: -2,018' -615 m
High: 8,193' 2,497 m
Low: 6,174' 1,882 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

A nice run up to the Sierra Club Ski Hut.

John McKinney

Features Spring · Views · Waterfall

Overview

This run takes users past San Antonio Falls up a fairly steep trail to the Sierra Club ski hut.

Need to Know

Adventure Pass required to park at the trailhead.

Description

From the parking area at Manker Flat, head north on Baldy Road #3N01, a road with an easy grade. At 0.5 miles, the road turns to head back south; at this northern point, runners will have a nice view of the falls, but the adventurous can reach the bottom of the falls by following a rough trail further north. Do not try to climb the falls.

Return to the road and continue on; at almost one mile, there is a junction with Baldy Bowl Trail #7W02 which heads north. Take a left to follow Baldy Bowl Trail #7W02 as it ascends steeply along the edge of the San Antonio Canyon. The trail is steep but at least it is shaded by white fir, Jeffery pine and sugar pines. The right turn for the Sierra Club ski hut is two miles from the junction with Mt. Baldy Road #3N01. There is a spring near the hut.

To return, head back the way you came.

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.

Flora & Fauna

White fir, Jeffery pine are in the area.

History & Background

A spring was constructed near the ski hut in 1935.

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  4.7 from 3 votes

#6

in Mt. Baldy

#2143

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#6

in Mt. Baldy

#294

in California

#2,143

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Photos

A snowy sunset from the Baldy Bowl Trail.
Aug 10, 2017 near Wrightwood, CA
View from the Ski Hut.
May 20, 2019 near Wrightwood, CA
View up toward Sierra Club ski hit and the summit beyond.
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Snow covering Mt Baldy Road.
Aug 10, 2017 near Wrightwood, CA
View toward waterfall
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA
Fire road
Aug 1, 2015 near Wrightwood, CA

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