Mount Wilson Climber's Log

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eferesen - Dec 21, 2017 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2017

Wilson Trail from Sierra Madre  Sucess!

Yeah!! It was a good day


NavySeabee - Oct 31, 2016 12:56 pm Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2016

Mt Wilson Roundup  Sucess!

Peak 7 of 7 in the Mt Wilson area so I took the easy route from the parking lot to the tree next to the Cafe. Pretty cool area!


socalpeakbagger - Jul 6, 2016 12:22 am Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2013

Mount Wilson Trail  Sucess!

I've climbed this several times from the bottom and it's always a good hike!


StartingOver - Feb 8, 2016 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2016

Finally hiked to the top  Sucess!

I've been to the top of Mt. Wilson many times by car, and even looked through the 60 inch telescope on top, but I finally hiked to the summit, via the Mt. Wilson trail, on February 6, 2016. The trail was surprisingly lush after the first couple of miles, with lots of oak, pine, and ferns to keep the trail nice and shady. Near the top great views of Baldy and co. opened up to the East. It was well-worth doing and I'm glad I can check this one off the proper way -- hiking instead of driving.


IronHiker - Jul 23, 2015 3:41 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2013

x2  Sucess!

Both drive ups on the way to other peaks: Yale, Hastings, Occidental and Newcomb.


bscott - Feb 22, 2015 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2015

hotter than h***  Sucess!

tedious day


ScottWhitneyBound - Dec 6, 2014 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2014

From Chantry Flats  Sucess!

With a group of three from Chantry Flats via the Gabrialino Trail to Sturtevant Falls and Camp Sturtevant, then Sturtevant Trail to Mt. Wilson, and down the Upper Winter Creek Trail to Chantry Flats. First Time.


wordlessnature - Jun 4, 2014 7:57 pm

via Chantry Flats  Sucess!

Climbed with Sierra Club's WTC in 2012 as a 14 mile conditioning hike. Great fun, and a nice day hike!


kevinsa - Mar 21, 2014 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2014

Mount Wilson  Sucess!

Good way to kill time while the wife was shopping.


orbitor - Aug 28, 2013 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2013

En Route to Mt. Harvard  Sucess!

Drove the road from Red Box to summit area after checking off Occidental Peak. Dropped down on Mt. Wilson Toll Rd to Harvard, then reversed course. Hike back up at high noon was hot. Views of LA were good despite some haze.


pBerg - Jul 2, 2013 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2012

loop   Sucess!

Did a loop that included Mt. Wilson, Jones Peak, Hastings Peak.

BrRabbit - Apr 22, 2013 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Feb 9, 2013

Conditioning hike with WTC2013 from Chantry flats  Sucess!

good hike, day started warm and nice, but got foggy and cold near top.


dgrutherford - Apr 17, 2013 5:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 24, 2012

Chantry Flats  Sucess!

14 miles Rountrip from Chantry Flats


royanderson - Mar 10, 2013 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007

Chantry Flats  Sucess!

This was not my first time up this route, but it was the first time with my children, Bob and Beth.


SierraCJ - Feb 16, 2013 8:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2013

Mt. Wilson Trail  Sucess!

Mt. Wilson Trail to the Toll Road and then to the summit. 30 degrees cooler on summit than rest of hike. Busy trail.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 12:30 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2010

Yay  Sucess!

Hastings, Yale, Jones, Harvard and Wilson. Long day, but fun.


Igooooor - Sep 28, 2012 2:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2012

Wilson Trail from Sierra Madre  Sucess!

15 miles round trip with nearly 5,000 elevation gain. 8 hours of fun. Trail has definitely some loving volunteers keeping it up. Got very hot on the way out as there is no shade toward to bottom. Great first peak in my new home of LA.


mattcav - Sep 22, 2012 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2011

Fun Mountain  Sucess!

Mount Wilson was one of my favorite training grounds when I lived in LA. Up Chantry Flat/Sturtevant/Manzanita Ridge is the most popular route and probably my favorite due to great views and a great overall trail.

The Toll Road up Eaton is fun but looooong.

The Mount Wilson trail from Sierra Madre is long and has the maximum elevation and incline of any of the trails. It's an awesome training route but has some bees and other obstacles to watch out for.

The Wilson Trail from Chantry/Gabrileno and up the east side of Wilson is a whole bunch of fun. I did that in crampons in February of 2011 and it was a blast and is hardly traveled.

Point being, Wilson is a great mountain with tons of routes. Give it a shot. I've got some pics and gps logs on my blog site If you have any questions about any of the routes, I'm always happy to help.


orbitor - Aug 27, 2012 12:42 am Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2012

From Red Box via Toll Rd.  Sucess!

Dropped back down to road after bagging Disappointment and San Gabriel, then walked the blacktop to the top of Wilson for third peak of the day. Rescued two girls who had come up from Chantry Flat without realizing how far it was.


orbitor - Aug 26, 2012 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2011

From Red Box via Toll Rd.  Sucess!

Drove to the top to make it 3 peaks for the day. Nice sunset views over LA area.

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