Baden Powell via Vincent Gap – 8.5 miles – 3,000 ft gain – out and back
Mt. Baden-Powell is named for Lord Baden-Powell, the British officer who started Boy Scouts in 1907. This trail follows the Pacific Crest Trail from Vincent Gap near Wrightwood nearly all the way to the summit. Hiking this out-and-back trail not only provides a great challenge and helps you build strength and stamina for bigger hikes, but also beautiful scenery and stunning mountain and desert views.
We might choose to go down to the mine as an option for those who like to hike a bit more. (additional 4 miles)
Distance: 8.5 miles
Total gain: 3,000 ft.
Altitude at the summit: 9,300 ft
LOCATION: Vincent Gap
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Angeles Crest is closed between Mt. Wilson and Upper Big Tujunga.
therefore here are your choices:
1. Take CA-14 to CA-138 (Pearblossom Hwy) to N4 to CA-2
2. Take Fwy 15 to CA-138 to CA-2
3. Take CA-2 from La Canada but you need to do a detour as follows:
From La Cañada take Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2).
Left on Angeles Forest Highway.
Continue to Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road turn RIGHT.
(Coming from Palmdale you would make a LEFT on Upper Big T.)
Continue on Upper Big Tujunga which ends at Angeles Crest Highway (SR-2) turn LEFT.
Continue on SR-2 to Vincent Gap
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Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.
Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.
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