Mount San Antonio Climbing Notes

  • January 22, 2019
    Josue from United States

    Mt. Baldy 1/21/2019

    Did the Ski Hut to the top trail. It was cold and windy. You need poles and at least Microspikes after passing Ski Hut everything is cover in snow. If it continues to rain there will be more snow. Be careful the day I went up someone broke his ankle, helicopter unable to rescue because of wind, foot rescuers had to go up the mountain.

  • February 12, 2018
    local hiker from United States

    Did Baldy via Ski Hut up/Backbone down Sun Feb 11, 2018. Almost all of trails were dry; just literally a couple ice patches in shady sections of Ski Hut that were easy to avoid. The snow/ice from past weeks seemed to have mostly melted, and even West Baldy looked clear and dry.

    Not sure if new weather system will drop anything, but trails were good though scree did seem extra loose, perhaps from earlier snow melt. I was glad I had my poles.

    Do respect Baldy in winter, though. It was windy and cold on Sun, always carry at least spikes just in case, strongly consider poles, and be safe in the high exposure areas.

  • November 27, 2016
    Anthony from United States

    Love this spot, so much to do and its so close but you feel so far away.

  • May 19, 2016
    Anthony from United States

    Great hike there are multiple ways to go you can take the ski lift then take Devils Back Bone. You can take the service road at Manker Flats to the top of the ski lift or you can take ski hut trail that's off of the service road don't forget to check out San Antonio falls when you are there.