the station is located 9 miles northwest of castaic, in the angeles national forest, at the abandoned site of the whitaker peak lookout tower. Please explain. Nor does the trail along the way, as it is flush with wildflowers and a pretty waterfall area in the spring, then graced with the bright oranges and reds of turning maple leaves in the fall. The loop was about 6.4 miles and 1709 elevation gain. To get to the trailhead from Ponca, take Highway 43 south from Ponca toward Boxley. I was about 20 minutes in when I was being hit in the back of my head. Little known trail takes you away from the crowds on Cowles summit. Whitaker peak from the saddle (2020-04-19). The path to Whitaker Peak Lookout starts at Golden State Hwy and Whitaker Peak Rd (aka Forest Road 6N53)(see pic). Download the free, full-sheet USGS 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Whitaker Peak topo map as an Adobe PDF. Read the signage carefully so you don’t get lost. It totally freaked me out. The Hawksbill Crag, also known as Whitaker Point, is located along the northern edge of the Upper Buffalo Wilderness in the Ozark National Forest, just south of the Buffalo National River. The path to Whitaker Peak Lookout starts at Golden State Hwy and Whitaker Peak Rd (aka Forest Road 6N53)(see... Read more 1.4mi, Create Recommended Route or Follow the S22 East, Borrego Salton Seaway. I turned around and run down and about 10 seconds later a force pulled my cap of my head... again I looked in all directions and again NOTHING!!! From there, it was a road walk (partially asphalt, mostly dirt) to a point just shy of Pt. Lots of gnats near the bench rest stop so we didn't stay long since we didn't have bug spray. Great forested trail with beautiful ferns, bridges and boardwalks. Peak 6551 of Black Mountain. Nate Harrison Grade. Elevation gain: 2,000 ft. An extra challenge when hiking Cowles Mountain. North of Hwy S22, east of Borrego Springs. Spam? Glad I had my trekking poles. When it merges with Highway 21, take the southern route and continue on to Boxley. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and Mountain bikers and hikers can also follow the Chimney Gulch trail, a difficult, narrow "single track" hiking trail that crisscrosses the Lariat Loop road twice on its way to the summit. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. USA, HI #9. 1.5mi The trail is paved but the hardtop breaks … Loved the outlooks. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. The site of the Whitaker Peak fire lookout, removed in the 1970s, with Los Angeles City in the far distance. Legions of hikers race right past on Cascade River Road, leaving Lookout Mountain with a fraction of the crowds of those other trails. Can’t wait to come back a different season! Very muddy today, which I'm ok with. Fanatic, Mar 16, 2018 #11251. Bob Hosea hiked with friend, Tom Horelick, to Northwest Peak Lookout in the Yaak on Sunday, July 25th. It was a bit more than I had planned on but it was worth it. Most creeks were dry except for a small trickle here and there. The falls were dry. We just parked on whatever free space there was on the side. Distance: 5.8 miles roundtrip. • Enjoy the view, but please mind the cliffs. The mountain is tucked away in the Los Padres administered section of Angeles National Forest. * Whitaker Peak Rd deadends after 4.5 miles of one-way hiking if you take the fork in the road (to the left) which takes you to Whitaker Peak (elevation: 4148) & Whitaker Peak Lookout....stay to the right for the trail that takes you along Whitaker Ridge...all the way to a picnic table...where the trail makes a small loop...or you can take the trail down to the Ranger Station. • Beautiful ferns throughout the hike and several wooden bridges to cross. — We left at 845 and only saw a couple people pass us at the beginning and end. 4120 that I understand used to host a fire lookout. This page shows all the ascents and attempts of Whitaker Lookout that have been entered by registered climbers on this site. Went today (5/29/20) and the trail was in great shape. most everyone wore a mask though. USA, NH #5. I found rumors of a lookout at the end of the road, for instance it is labeled on the 1988 revision of the Whitaker Peak quad, but that has been completely removed now. Pity poor Lookout Mountain. Land Manager: USFS - Ozark-St. Francis National Forests Office, 1.5 mi 12.1 km There were many rock formations and stunning views! The drop off is steep and several individuals have fallen to their death here. In spring, be alert … Today, the summit is the unattractive host to a radio communication tower and related equipment. Hike to Northwest Peak Lookout by Trail report by Bob Hosea July 28, 2010. Shafer Trail. Whitaker Point, also known as Hawksbill Crag, is one of the most photographed places in the state — and it's easy to see why. Arroyo Salado, Calcite Mine, Coachwhip Wash, Ella Wash, Grave Wash, Joshua Canyon, North Palm Wash, Palm Peak, Palm Wash, Palo Verde Wash, Pyramid Peak, Rattlesnake Canyon, Smoketree Canyon, Traveler Peak, Travertine Palms, Truckhaven Rocks, Villager Peak, … 693' Up USA, CO #8. Trail, USFS - Ozark-St. Francis National Forests Office. LLPoolJ, Cyclotourist, Grego and 17 others like this. Great with options to make a 5 mile hike into an 8 mile or longer hike. The road noise is a bit loud for the first and last mile or so. 27Aug2020 - Ok, this is going to sound crazy but please bear with me... decided to do a nice early trail run, 6am start, the first time I was going to do this section of Cougar Mountain. The trail leads to Whitaker Point, also called Hawksbill Crag, which juts out about 100 feet above the forest floor. That road (partially paved, but mostly dirt) tacks southwest and ultimately takes you to the summit of "West Whitaker." Even in summer, one can hike the trail and enjoy the view over Buffalo River country that awaits at trail's end. Great workout and beautiful setting. USA, CA #4. Mount Evans. Despite the 360-degree views of the North Cascades to be had from its namesake fire lookout, it can scarcely compete with nearby hikes like Hidden Lake Peaks and Cascade Pass. The nearby point (Whitaker Lookout) 4120' is a popular local hike and should be listed separately. Trails are well maintained. Whitaker Peak and Shy Bear Loop Trail to Doughty Falls is a 8.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Renton, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. • Hiking info, trail maps, and trip reports from Whitaker Peak (4,151 ft) in the Ventura Ranges of California An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. The entrance to the parking lot is a bit steep and has a large pot hole so make sure to slow down as you enter off the turn. This list only shows climbs by Peakbagger.com users, and is not a comprehensive list of everyone who has summited this peak. No trails were damaged in yesterday’s ride. The trail straight forward and marked regularly with orange-triangle blazes. Haleakala. 5.1 km USA, CA. following is a complete and new description. Worth it. Powrock ... Wisconsin Summits & Trails. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. At 4,102', "west Whitaker" is the location of the former Whitaker Peak Fire Lookout and is reputed to experience some of the most ferocious winds in the Angeles National Forest. Vid Pogachnik Carnic Pre-Alps - Northern Part. Both have outstanding views. Still a good amount of people on a Thursday,but not overly populated! USA, CA #10. The trailhead is accessible via dirt and gravel road. Whitaker Peak Lookout is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Castaic, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. Signage was a bit confusing but All Trails map helped. Unfortunately, Doughty Falls was dry so there was no waterfall, but Cabbage Creek was gradually flowing. I ran back down to the car and got out of there..... Now, I am not a big believer of ghost and paranormal activity, but this got me thinking. Kiefer Southwest Ridge. Begin your hike on the Whittaker Wilderness Peak Trail. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. An alternate route follows a single-track out of Camp Verdugo Oaks at Oak Flat to the ridge where it joins 6N53B. Great hike! USA, UT #7. described by national geodetic survey 1973 (ara) the station mark was recovered in good condition as described by the los angeles county (lac) engineers. really beautiful forestry but there isn't really a very good lookout and the trail was very crowed with no room to leave 6ft when passing one another. It can be steep going up from the parking lot until u hit 1mile and it should be pretty easy. Whitaker Peak and Shy Bear Loop Trail to Doughty Falls is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Renton, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Disclaimer: Read this first before you start your hike. Ascents of Whitaker Lookout. 25.44 m Down, 3.1 mi 211.16 m Up herzalot iMTB Hooligan. Went for a hike today. Completing this trail from start to finish as mapped with only a few very minor detours, my fitbit said I hiked a total of a little over 7 miles with a total elevation gain on 1954 feet. 2h 02m. I ended up going counter clockwise and I think that made the hike more difficult because there was more uphill hiking than downhill but once you get past the first few miles it's easy. Built in 1913, the Lariat Loop road ascends from Golden up the steep east side of Lookout Mountain. 1h 45m, Great evening hike for an August. Made it to Wilderness Peak which had a cute wooden bench to sit down and rest. Or maybe Glendale. The peak itself is off the road and does not have a good use trail. Mauna Kea. Wilderness Cliffs Trail via Squak Mountain Connector Trail, Squak Mountain Connector Trail to Wilderness Creek, Bear Ridge to Shangri La Trail to West Tibbetts Creek Loop, Bear Ridge Trail to Coal Creek Falls and Cave Hole Loop, Cougar Mt Squak Mt Connector to Doughty Falls, Whitaker Peak and Shy Bear Loop Trail to Doughty Falls. Signage is great and trail is easy to follow. I still can’t believe what happend!? — Starts 10:30am, still have plenty of space and not crowded at all. • We parked on the huge shoulder on the highway. Been browsing the internet for any other haunted stories on Cougar Mt but can’t find anything beside the history of the mine.... Has anyone experienced or heard of something similar? Whitaker Peak, CA USGS 1:24K Topographic Map Preview: Click on map above to begin viewing in our Map Viewer. Below is his trail report. For bonus … We even saw a rattlesnake hiding in the leaves! Parking lot is small but able to squeeze in. A few muddy spots from the rain earlier this week but dry otherwise. 83' Down 2.6mi The old and cracked sign marks an old and cracked road. Kiefer Wilson Peak. Getting to Whitaker point on the trail was moderately easy, although there were a few steep descents and lots of rocks and roots to navigate. We took the trail clockwise and were happy we did since the descent was steeper than ascent. 165' Up Be warned, the parking lot is small and fills up quickly. (Its a white/Blue Oilers Hockey cap, let me know if you find it, it’s my favorite). Mt Washington Auto Rd. The hike back was a … Numerous lookout points along the trail and from Pyles Peak. Being a jerk / offensive? Please note there is no lookout from Wilderness Peak. 50.32 m Up Mauna Loa. 274' Up A 4x4 vehicle may be required in muddy conditions. Directions to Hawksbill Crag (Whitaker Point) Trail The trail is in the part of the Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area (Newton County) that is in the Ozark National Forest. This is about an injury or accident It immediately crosses a rustic bridge and begins to switchback uphill. July 25, 1930: "Work was started by the national forest service on the new lookout station on top of Whiskey Peak to take the place of the one destroyed last year by fire. It was overcast with a slight breeze which was perfect to offset the humidity. It was a good workout I will definitely hike this one again. Upper Trail Whitaker Peak on the left, Pt. It's a very green forest walk, with a lot of ferns and moss, a few small streams and some large glacial erratic boulders. Location: Laguna Beach Name: Chris Current Bike: 2020 Revel Rail. It is easily one of the most photograped and recognizable features in Arkansas, and is often seen on publications depicting the outdoors in Arkansas. Beautiful hike! New Routes More... Dow Williams Yucca Flower Tower to Great Escape, 5.10c, 4 Pitches. He didn't do a video for this hike because last week he dropped his camera in Fish lakes and it isn't working 100% yet. 165' Down USA, HI #3. — No bugs but lots of thin spider webs. • USA, HI #6. Whitaker Forest. NOT OKAY! Our map said Long View Peak had a viewpoint, but we didn't seem to find it (our map was also dated 2014). I felt accomplished and there was some cool rock formations to see. Usually don't use but saved me a couple times from a mud bath. Great workout and a well-maintained trail, enjoy! • Whitaker Peak is in the Angeles National Forest, off the 5 freeway, north of Castaic. Whitaker Peak, California topographic map and nearby trails. It was a clear sunny morning and the scenery driving north on the 5 freeway and up the mountain is breathtaking. 16 reviews of Los Padres National Forest "After one of the few rainy weeks we've had in Los Angeles, we decided to check out Frazier Park mountain. It is very surreal and scares me to go back alone on early mornings... why was ‘it’ hostile.....? Garold Buck is running the caterpillar tractor and trailer hauling sand and gravel from the bed of Big Applegate up to the end of the road, where Tom Bigsby continues with pack horses to the top. Contact: info/at/borregohiking/./com (leave out the /) Hiking the Borrego Springs Area (Anza-Borrego Desert SP, Cuyamaca Rancho SP, Imperial Sand Dunes (Algodones Dunes), Laguna Mountain, Warner Springs) California, Hike … Something else? 684' Down 83.37 m Up From Templin Highway, paved Whitaker Peak Road (6N53) climbs to the ridge to intersect with another road, 6N53B. Frenchmans Flat Campground, California Frenchmans Flat Campground is a locale located in Los Angeles County, CA at N34.61665° W118.74426° (NAD83) and at an elevation of 2063 ft MSL. I immediately looked back, left, right, up, down... nothing, NOTHING!!! 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