NPS/Dan Kish. Elevations range from 3,983 ft. at the Middle Fork Trailhead to 8,985 ft. at Telegraph Peak. • Perins Peak area east of County Road 208 and west of Hogsback is closed through July 31 to protect nesting peregrine falcons. ( Log Out / Telegraph Peak (8985') stands as the crowning glory of the celebrated Three T's, with Thunder Mountain (8587') to its north, and Timber Mountain (8303') to its south. Williamson to Middle Mt. Hiking trip report, map, and photos for Timber, Telegraph, Thunder, Harwood, Baldy Loop, located in Angeles National Forest, California. The bulk of the Ontario Peak trail leads into the Cucamonga Wilderness. From there the hike gets a little more risky so be mindful of where you step since the trail thins out and becomes icy. Stay on the trail as it descends to a narrow ridge between Thunder and Telegraph, then makes a few quick switchbacks up. The last few miles were by the road - I wonder if there's an alternate route to keep us in nature longer. This trail will lead you to the Telegraph Peak Summit from the Three T's Trail. Telegraph Peak (California) Weather (Days 0-3): Mostly dry. Lowe, Silver Moccasin Trailhead (Shortcut Saddle), Shortcut Saddle to Vetter Mountain Lollipop, Silver Moccasin Trail from Shortcut Saddle to Vetter Mountain, Silver Moccasin Trail: Shortcut Saddle to Charlton Flats. The PCT (Section 34) is located 3.0 miles from Wrightwood, California (CA) on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. This summit is one of the Three T's, a group of peaks which include Thunder Mountain (8587'), Telegraph Peak (8985'), and Timber Mountain (8303'). Switzer Picnic Area to Bear Canyon Campground and Switzer Falls. Baden-Powell to JCT Dawson Saddle [s], PCT: JCT Pleasant View Ridge to Angeles Crest Highway Mile Marker 62.50 [s], PCT: Mile Marker 54.10 to Three Points [s], PCT: Vincent Gap to JCT Mt. At 6 miles, keep to the left and take the short spur of the Three Tees Trail to the tiny, narrow peak of Telegraph at about 6.2 miles. In order to hike Telegraph's east ridge, you first have to get off Telegraph Peak, and that's easier said than done. The Three T’s Trail hike is one of the more peaceful hikes in the Mt Baldy area. This trail goes by Thunder Mountain. Icy trails coupled with strong gusts of wind make for a fun time as long as you stay focused and cautious. Parked across from the Baldy Trout Ponds and hiked up the Bear Canyon We cheated a little by taking the ski lift. The Ontario Peak Trail roughly follows a ridge line, offering great views culminating in the “rock nest” summit of Ontario Peak. Wilson Toll Road to Mt. Your hike will proceed up this road. hike description and Telegraph Peak/Thunder Mt. How To Get To the Ontario Peak Hike. Wilson Toll Road from JCT Mt Wilson Trail to JCT Upper Mt. Fort Madison, Iowa 21 contributions 2 helpful votes. Hawkins, Dawson Saddle to Mt. Never go alone. … Hike Telegraph Peak via Manker Flat. High above the densely populated Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties spread a series of mountainous peaks and unique wilderness areas. [s], Sturtevant Trail: Upper JCT Mt. Mount San Antonio and Mount Baldy Notch Trail, Mount Baldy Notch Via Icehouse Canyon Trail and 3 Ts, Sugarloaf and Ontario Peak via Falling Rock Canyon, Mt Baldy and San Antonio Falls via Falls Road, Register Ridge and Devil's Backbone Trail, Icehouse Saddle, Timber, Telegraph, Thunder, Mt Baldy, Mt Harwood and Mt San Antonio, Manker Flat Campground to Crystal Lake Campground via Pacific Crest Trail, Joe Elliot Tree Memorial via Icehouse Canyon Trail to Cucamonga Peak Trail, Telegraph Peak via Manker Flat and Baldy Notch. The trail itself is 1.5 km, can be easily done in 30 to 40 minutes walking. Getting to the trailhead (start): I chose to start this route from the parking lot of the Mt. The views from Telegraph are spectacular. Share. From the top, you can see in all directions with views of Mt. More. It’s a 13 mile round trail with about 3,000 feet in elevation gain. Had the peak to ourselves. (See my write-up for Telegraph/Thunder.) Lowe, Inspiration Point, Muir Peak, and Mt. We took a use/hiker trail on our way down. Hiking Telegraph Peak via Coldwater Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, Southern California, Mount Baldy Region. ( See my write-up for Telegraph/Thunder .) The Telegraph Stone is located on the West side of Rio 40 kilometers from Copacabana, in a safe neighborhood. 2. First Hike: 8-20-2011. Baldy or Cucamonga Peak, the hike to Telegraph Peak offers some spectacular views–while offering a significantly different hiking experience. Walk the dirt road from Manker Flat 3.6 miles to Baldy Notch. Use this GPS trailhead address: 20 Ice House Canyon Rd, Mt Baldy, CA, 91759, USA. Markham, Gabrieleno Trail to Oakwilde and Debris Dam, Icehouse Canyon and Chapman Trail Loop to Icehouse Saddle, Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Cedar Glen, Islip Saddle to Middle Mt. Williamson [p], PVR: Mt. Great day for a hike. Baldy Road. This is a 21.2 mile loop hike with 8500 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 9-12 hours to complete. Trail Camp to John Muir Trail Junction, 8. Hillyer Lollipop, Little Pines Loop to Vetter Mountain via VMT, Cloudburst Summit to Cooper Canyon Campground to Winston Peak Overnight, Cloudburst Summit to Cooper Canyon Falls, Winston Ridge, and Winston Peak, Cloudburst Summit to Winston Ridge, Bump 6903, and Winston Peak, Cobb Estate Trailhead / Sam Merrill Trail, Cobb Estate to Echo Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, Inspiration Point via Castle Canyon Trail from Cobb Estate, Mt. High clearance and 4x4 are recommended for the final 1.5 … A popular trip is to take the lift to the notch, climb Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain, and return via Icehouse Canyon to the site of the old Ice House Resort. Telegraph Peak (8985') stands as the crowning glory of the celebrated Three T's, with Thunder Mountain (8587') to its north, and Timber Mountain (8303') to its south. Williamson [s], PVR: West Mt. Protect Your Vehicle: You'll be away from your vehicle for a few hours to a few days. An easier trail, signed with "Telegraph Peak 1, Timber Mountain 2.5, Icehouse Saddle 3.25 miles" and "Easiest Way" is reached by continuing past Thunder summit to the west. The second half of the hike is more difficult. Minimal/avoidable ice no microspikes necessary. Waterman Trail and Ridge to Mt. Hawkins, Baldy Bowl Trail (aka Ski Hut Trail) To Mt. For this hike, you'll be attaining just two of the Three T's, Thunder and Telegraph. This requires a car shuttle. Baden-Powell [s], PVR: Burkhart Saddle to Pallett Mountain [s], PVR: JCT Pacific Crest Trail to Mt. There is a big parking lot, but it fills up by 7am, and you need a parking pass. A popular hike among peak baggers is to ascend all three peaks in a single hike, … Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Telegraph Peak; down to Icehouse Saddle, down Chapman Trail to Icehouse Canyon: 14.4 miles, 4690′ gain. Three Points to Sulphur Springs Campground, Trail Canyon to Falls and Tom Lucas CG Area, San Gabriel Peak Trailhead to Eaton Saddle Trailhead, Silver Moccasin Trail from Angeles Crest Highway to Charlton Flats at Angeles Crest Highway, Silver Moccasin Trail from Shortcut Saddle to Vetter Mountain to Charlton Flats, Sunset Ridge Trail from Millard Canyon to Echo Mountain to Cobb Estate, Upper Sunset Ridge Trail from Gate to Echo Mountain to Cobb Estate, Silver Moccasin Trail from Angeles Crest Highway to Little Pines Loop, Silver Moccasin Trail from Shortcut Saddle to West Fork Trail Camp, Silver Moccasin Trail: Chilao to Bandito Campground, Silver Moccasin Trail: Chilao to Horse Flats Campground, Silver Moccasin Trail: Three Points to Bandito Campground, Silver Moccasin Trail: Three Points to Horse Flats, Vista Point Between Grandview Campground and Schulman Grove [p], Palm Grove within Santa Catarina Spring area [p], Road into Coyote Canyon between 2nd and 3rd stream crossings [p], Valley Road back to 3rd stream crossing [p], American Indian Trail connecting Palo Verde Wash and Smoke Tree Canyon [p], CH: 37 Trip 3: Arroyo Tapiado & Arroyo Seco del Diablo Loop, North Kaibab Trail from Bright Angel CG to Cottonwood CG, North Kaibab Trail: Cottonwood Campground to North Rim, Little Lakes Valley: Mosquito Flat to Morgan Pass, Little Round Valley to JCT Mt. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends. Telegraph Peak is a peak inside of Angeles National Forest. Baldy Village. Telegraph Peak offers a beautiful 360 degree view of the surrounding Cucamonga Wilderness as well as Mount Baldy. Baldy Ski Area itself up to Thunder Mountain. 12 Peak Challenge Registry of Official Finishers, West Mt. (8303’), Telegraph Peak (8985’), and Thunder Mt. Thunder Mountain Loop via Three Ts Trail. You will need a Forest Adventure Pass ($5 a day or $30 annual) and wilderness permit (free), available at the Mt. Mr. C.P. Lowe and Brown Mountain, Eaton Saddle to Mt. This is not a popular hiking trail and the peak here is not one that’s often visited. Turn right (north) and after 5 miles you pass the Angles National Forest Mt. Williamson to Middle Mt. Lewis and Throop Peak, Eagle’s Roost to Mt. Continue a few miles up to Manker Flat. Waterman, Angeles Crest Mile Marker 56.00 to Cooper Canyon CG, Winston Ridge, Bump 6903, and Winston Peak, Chantry Flat to Hermit Falls, Sturtevant Falls, and Spruce Grove CG, Mt. (8587’). Facebook; Twitter; Email; directions Driving Directions. A lot of people I talked to bit off on the wrong hike and they hiked up the peak that is right near the parking lot with a white cross on top. The views from Telegraph are spectacular. Turn right and proceed north on Mountain Ave. Drive 5 miles to Mt. This single track trail is a nice contrast to the steep ski trails you’ve been hiking up. Views of Downtown LA and the High Desert. Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, Timber Mountain 30 September 2001 By: Tom Hill: Leaders: George Wysup and Tom Hill. We took a use/hiker trail on our way down. Lowe, Colby Canyon to Josephine Peak and Strawberry Meadow, Crystal Lake CG to Throop Peak and Mt. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Far fewer people compared to some of the more popular routes nearby, despite almost equally great views. This trio of peaks rests along the ridge southeast of Mt. At the top of the saddle is the trail that will take you the rest of the way to Telegraph Peak. Telegraph Peak (elevation 8,985) is the tallest of the three “T” mountains, located south of Thunder Mountain and north of Timber Mountain. Trailhead at Whitney Portal to JCT Lone Pine Lake, 7. The trail slowly winds itself up to the summit 7 miles (11 km) later at a steady gradient of roughly 8%. The trail starts in the western part of Death Valley National Park at Mahogany Flat campground. F ew parts of the UK hold as much reward for hikers as the Peak District. While it might not be as well known as nearby Mt. Baldy" that I will refer to it as such in this trip report. Baldy and south of Baldy Notch and treats you to some of the most superb high country in the San Gabriel Mountains. Telegraph Peak via Manker Flat and Baldy Notch is a 11.4 mile out and back trail located near Mount Baldy, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The Three Tees Trail (3Ts) leads over Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain, with views of Mount San Gorgonio, Mount San Jacinto, Mount Baldy, and the Mojave Desert. Splendid high country, wilderness, and breathtaking peak with a 360-degree view The trail itself is 1.5 km, can be easily done in 30 to 40 minutes walking. And today I finally got to conquer the Three Tees: Timber Mt. Topographic map of Telescope Peak - Death Valley . Hiked to Telegraph and Thunder today 3/24. This is not a popular hiking trail and the peak here is not one that’s often visited. ( Log Out / The 37-year-old set out to hike from the Port de la Glere to the Port de Venasque, a trek which follows the border between France and Spain, according to local police. Hike, class 1 Telegraph Peak , is a peak of the San Gabriel Mountains , in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and San Bernardino County, California . Awesome trail. Islip Trail: Little Jimmy to Mt. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Telegraph Peak to Thunder Mountain; down to Baldy Notch (dinner at the restaurant); ski lift down to Mt. Great from three t’s trail on. Download the free Telegraph Peak topo map. Telegraph peak is a bit of a birds nest peak, with a sharp point that falls off on all sides. Cuthbert, who was employed by West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, supervised the erection of the first steel forest fire lookout tower for private lands in the state. 8. Telegraph peak is a bit of a birds nest peak, with a sharp point that falls off on all sides. Lowe Railway Trails to Mt. wikipedia; fs.usda.gov; Hiking Trails (7) 1. Highly recommend using ice cleats for those icy parts. San Jacinto, PCT: JCT Marion Mountain Trail to Fuller Ridge, 1. 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