Mount Wilson Climber's Log

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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.


orbitor - Apr 10, 2012 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Jan 30, 2011

From Chantry Flat via Sturtevant Trail  Sucess!

Hiked in midst of a winter storm: rain on most of the trail, snow at the top.


runbyu1 - Apr 8, 2012 12:36 am Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012

First Ascent  Sucess!

Left from the Mt. Wilson trailhead in Sierra Madre. Was definitely harder than I was expecting...I think partially due to the heat. I ended up hitting Mount Harvard, Hastings Peak, and Jones Peak on the way back. Kicked my butt as I wasn't prepared for the amount of vertical or time I would be out there. Pretty sweet though.


orbitor - Apr 6, 2012 5:22 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2010

From Sierra Madre via Mt. Wilson Trail  Sucess!

First ascent, moderate hike with a lot of gain, very hot at the bottom.


SoCalHiker - Nov 19, 2011 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2011

A few times  Sucess!

Have hiked to the summit a few times before from different sides, the last time on a cold and rainy November day 2011 from Chantry via Sturtevant and back via Upper Winter Creek.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Nov 17, 2011 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2011

Via Old Wilson Trail  Sucess!

Was a nice fall day, sunny and 60 degrees on the top. The Old Wilson Trail is still one of my favorite ways to do it, a great workout!


klotito - Sep 30, 2011 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

rattlesnake triple play  Sucess!

Saw 3 (!) rattlesnakes slithering across the Toll Road.


MtnDoser - May 23, 2011 11:59 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2011

first time via Mt Wilson Trail

end of the world? i was in the perfect place for it.

cwharringtonlaw - May 12, 2011 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

Drivers  Sucess!

My expectation is to always see hikers or climbers on peaks. Struck me as odd to see all of the cars!


Haddadb - Apr 16, 2011 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2011

God Steady Hike  Sucess!

Climbed with Rachel Tobias and Seth Gudmunson from Chantry Flats


labgloves - Dec 22, 2010 12:13 pm

Via toll road  Sucess!

Group hike for a friends birthday! Dig the cosmic cafe on top.


johnm - Dec 22, 2010 12:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2002

Chantry Flats / Sturtevant Camp  Sucess!

First big hike and summit for my 11 year old. 16 miles round trip with 3900 feet of elevation gain. Always enjoy Stopping at Sturtevant Camp.

Scott M.

Scott M. - Jul 25, 2010 11:21 pm

Chantry Flats  Sucess!

Run this so many times it is not worth putting a date down. Typically up from Chantry and down the Kenyon Devore (Rattlesnake) or Sturtevant trails.


dabailey - Jul 3, 2010 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010

some of the grossest views of la  Sucess!

you look down on la and think "man, those people are breathing dirty air"
then you realize you live in la

cool peak. towers are neat. i would like to check out the observatories.
practically empty. there were 3 cars and only one person who was doing things in the snack shack.

photos at:


mricci - Feb 25, 2010 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2010

Via Mt. Wilson Trail  Sucess!

First time on this hill. What a fun and challenging hike. Great training for bigger stuff.

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