For my 34th birthday, I rented an e-bike from a store in Upland and rode it to a point where the fire road branches off (a little less than a mile from the summit). Total mileage came out to around 16 miles of biking and 2 miles of hiking; round-trip time was a little under 3 hours. There were two hikers and two cyclists on the trail. I also encountered quite a few bugs whenever I was in the shade and stopped moving.
Was driving out to the desert and figured I'd stop and get this one ticked off the list. Pleasant weather but views were hazy.
Truly beautiful oak woodland and chaparral on the way up, along with interesting canyon views complete with gullies full of blooming ceanothus. Summit views of desert clouds above were far more interesting than the smoggy IE below - there were lenticulars above San Jacinto. No crowds on a weekday.
First hike in a while. Starting training for Whitney This summer!
Nice little jaunt up this Friday afternoon. Not too hot yet
Rode my mountain bike to the top. Nice accessible outing near Claremont.
Later hiked up from Evey canyon in December 2016.
A very warm morning in March.
Followed the main trail through the hairpin turn and then up the west fire break to the summit. Third LPC summit of the day after Stoddard and Frankish in the morning. Nice 18-mile day.
Good views of Ontario.
After doing Baldy with Andrea
Needed a stretch on Christmas Day and decided to check off Potato Mountain. Passed it many times while driving to Baldy, without giving it much attention. Pretty good views from the summit. Started early enough to not find anyone at the top, but ran into plenty of people going down.
1st time up, easy stroll. My pitbull, Daisy, didn't think it was that easy... she was foaming at the mouth and hyperventillating.
A nice walk after work with Kiwi the dog. Loved the summit cairn made of potatoes!
Nice hike, left the trailhead at 1pm in the middle of summer. Felt like walking on the sun!!
1st hike was a great one. Clear day with great views all around. I come back here once a month.
Great view of the East San Gabriel Valley. Quick, short, easy- except for the bee hives. Epi-pen in hand, I shall return.
Wanted to go up the east firebreak but missed it, took the modearte west firebreak, still the whole hike barely took a hour.
You can see deer pretty frequently. Nice views especially on a clear day. Took my 11 year old nephew for his first successful summit. One of my favorite 'quick' hikes, beautiful nature and great way to start your day.
Clouds obstructed much of the views as a storm was in the process of clearing during the morning. Trip Report
Yes, the first time I climbed this was in the dead of summer. Both times I've climbed from the Wilderness Park. Great peak, great view, the highest point in Claremont.
But a word of advice--don't ever try to go down the fire break. Especially when the sun is setting. It's unbelievably steep--indubitably not meant to be climbed. Scary stuff when it got dark. Maybe it would be a good challenge, though, to go up from the Padua Hills Theatre area to the top from the fire break. Hmm, have to try that some time.