We hiked it via the Mt. Wilson trail. The views from the to are great but there were quite a few people around.
My friend Kyle's very first hike--the old-school way to do it--Old Mt. Wilson trail. Very pretty, very nice, and towards the end we ascended into a cloud, so that when we got to Eagle Lookout, all we could see was a wall of grey. Definitely worth it though. Very green and pretty.
This was the second of three peaks for the day. I had previously driven to the top of Mt Wilson on a number of occasions. Hiked with my brother-in-law.
With the family. I don't even remember how many times I've been to the top. Very nice fall day.
went solo via Old Mt Wilson trail in 2 hrs.
Parked at Carter Ave & N. Baldwin Ave, went up the Bailey Canyon Trail and down the Mt. Wilson Trail. I ran/jogged most of the flats and downhills and took ten minute breaks on Yale and Wilson. Mt. Bailey TH (0:07), Jones Peak (1:14), Hastings Peak (1:42), Mount Yale (2:20-2:30), Mount Harvard (3:12), Mount Wilson (3:36-3:47), Mount Wilson TH (5:18), Car (5:25).
So what if I drove up there? I already spent 4 hours trying to get to Dawson Gap on Angeles Crest Hwy! The antennae are pretty freaky. And soooo, on to Mt Markham. :P
Numerous times with WTC.
The last five come up Devore canyon and your not done with the race until you enter the shelter on the very top.
Not my favorite, but a decent workout.
Started at Devore and hiked to the peak up Strayns Canyon with a group of Boy Scouts. Made for a good hike, but I don't think I'd do it again.
I parked near the gated closed road (end of Santa Anita Drive). It was a beautiful mildly cold morning. I ran from the closed gate on the wide open empty road to the parking lot (Chantry Flats) leading towards Mt.Wilson. It is a nice elevation gain with continues uphill run where there is no room for rest. Defiantly do it. If the road is closed, you are guaranteed to have plenty of solitude.
Brian and I made in up the trail/access road combo
Hasting, Wilson, and Jones via the Medina Variation.
I have hiked up & down this familiar mountain so many times over the years that I have lost count. The first time [in 1986] was up from Sierra Madre & down to Altadena. Subsequently I also hiked to the top from Chantry Flats, but my favorite route remains the round trip from Sierra Madre (old Mt Wilson trail). The latter trail is a great way to get in shape & build endurance. Once the hike becomes "too easy" then I move on (for training) to the Mt Baldy trail (up & down from Baldy Village).
In my experience, the best time for hiking the standard trail is late winter or early spring [when the wild flowers are in full bloom and there might be some snow above the Toll Road]. The worst time is summer when rattle snakes are plentiful and very close to the trail!
Many times, by most of the routes. By foot and mountain bike. Most times via the Toll Road - grew up in Altadena, about a 1/4mile from the bottom of the Toll Road.
hate the towers. This one will only be done once.
Climbed this mountain every which way. Little Santa Anita, Rattlesnake Trail, Rim of the World Trail, Big Santa Anita, and Winter Creek.
I think the first time was from Chantry Flats, also have gone up the Rattlesnake Trail from the back, on the road from Mt. Lowe, and by mtn. bike via the Toll Road. However my favorite is the Old Mt. Wilson Trail from Sierra Madre.