Hiker celebrating at Condor Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains Los Angeles County

Major Peak Hikes

Now that we have longer days, it’s time for some longer hikes. But not just any longer hikes. Get your hiking game face ready because these three peak-bagging hikes between 8 and 16 miles (round-trip) in the San Gabriel Mountains are truly challenging, with huge panoramic payoffs.

Week: 03.16.2022
Regions: Southern CA

Strawberry on Top

Hike to Strawberry Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains

Hiker holding up Strawberry Peak sign at the summit of Strawberry Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains
Hiker going up the trail to reach Strawberry Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains Southern California
Hiker on the trail at Strawberry Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains
Hiker going down from Strawberry Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains
There's no question that Strawberry Peak is a most challenging and rewarding peak in the front range of the San Gabriels. It’s a 7.75-mile out-and-back hike climbing 1,800 feet to unparalleled 360-degree views.
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Constant Condor

Hike to Condor Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains

Hiker celebrating with raised arms after reaching Condor Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains
Hiker and dog on the trail enroute to Condor Peak in the San Gabriel mountains
Hiker standing at Condor Peak overlooking the scenery and San Gabriel Mountains
Trail to Condor Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains
Condor Peak is one of the less traveled hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains, probably because it’s 16 miles (round-trip)! Get an early start for this challenging adventure, best done during the cooler months.
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Hike to Sunset Peak for Beautiful Panoramas of the San Gabriel Mountains

Woman holding a wood sign saying Sunset at Sunset Peak in the San Gabriel Mountains
With a name like Sunset Peak, expectations are high—as in 5,796 feet high and 1,272 feet in elevation gain—with thrilling views on this summit hike near Mount Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains.
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Wine Country's Walkable Film Festival

Sonoma International Film Festival 25th Anniversary

Food, wine, films, backlot parties, and culinary events with celebrity chefs … yep, it’s good to be 25! The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) is celebrating its 25th year in signature style this March 23 to 27.
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