Los Angeles: Ski Hut Trail

A 3,000-foot gain in 3.4 miles delivers landscape-painting vistas of pastoral valleys and idyllic California hamlets on this 6.8-mile round-trip.
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A 3,000-foot gain in 3.4 miles delivers landscape-painting vistas of pastoral valleys and idyllic California hamlets on this 6.8-mile round-trip.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.9

Waypoints

SHT001

Location: 34.2662773132324, -117.627227783203

Hike starts N of locked gate on rough paved road

SHT002

Location: 34.2706336975098, -117.632698059082

San Antonio Falls; trail rises up S slope

SHT003

Location: 34.2681770324707, -117.629463195801

Trailhead register; path continues steep ascent

SHT004

Location: 34.269474029541, -117.630325317383

Falls vista (6,778 ft.); best spot for waterfall photos. Caution: snakes like to sunbathe on ledges of 1,500-ft. climb ahead

SHT005

Location: 34.2814064025879, -117.638931274414

Sierra Club Ski Hut sits adjacent to seasonal mountain spring

SHT006

Location: 34.2802581787109, -117.640823364258

Valley views of nearby towns, including Claremont, Upland, Ontario, and Rancho Cucamonga

SHT007

Location: 34.2798500061035, -117.641395568848

Mt. Baldy Bowl (8,268 ft.); look for tailings leftover from mining days; popular tele-ski area in winter

SHT008

Location: 34.2784576416016, -117.641906738281

Trail weaves up ridgeline

SHT009

Location: 34.2781295776367, -117.64469909668

S ridgeline of Mt. San Antonio; return the way you came