Manker Flats Loop

An 11.25 miles round trip that gains 4300 feet of elevation. Plan for seven hours to complete this strenuous hike. The trail is in good condition with some difficult spots. Follow the track after the first switch back when you are over the trailhead. A single-track path veers up to the left. Follow this one. The light-green ski hut is approximately at 8200 feet. Please take a break there! After that it is a fairly rapid climb to the 10064 feet of Mount Baldy (San Antonio) summit. There are hazardous drops along the trail, although it doesn’t get much worse than the Devil’s Backbone section, which you will see immediately. Not recommended with young children or during precipitation (which is unusual during most of the year anyway). Descend eastwards along the Devil’s Backbone ridge and watch out especially in snowy/icy/rainy conditions, as the path has partially been covered by landslides in some spots. Back at the Baldy Notch Skihut at 7800 feet, take the ski lift down for $15 or if you haven’t had enough walking for one day descend by the dirt track back to Manker Flats (approximately 1 hour).

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  • Direction: Take the 210 Interstate and exit on Mountain Avenue heading North into the Angeles National Forest. Follow Mountain Avenue until the intersection with Shinn Road and turn left. Follow Shinn Road until Mt. Baldy Road and turn right. Follow this road through two tunnels, Mt. Baldy village and finally up to Manker Flats. After the road becomes dual carriage way, look out on the left for sign to the San Antonio Falls Road. Park here but don't block the gate.
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