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Hardwood, Baldy, Dawson, Pine via Register Ridge

US Hiking
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Endorsed by Curators:
Jul 15 6:00AM - 7:00AM


Location: Mt Baldy, CA

Hike Difficulty: Advanced, Level 9.5/10

Distance:12miles +

Elevation Gain:7000' +


Trail condition: Single file trail

Weather Report: Mt Baldy Weather Forecast

Water: Minimum 3 liters

Guest: No guest

Dog: No dog

Liability Waiver:Required.This is the link.

Toilette: At the trail head and notch


What to bring: sunglasses, sunscreen,hiking poles, hiking shoes, energy bar, lunch, snacks, water, and the usual stuff.

Direction: Take the 210 east and exit on Baseline Road (exit 52). Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp on to Baseline Road. Make the next right on to Padua Avenue. Drive 1.7 miles and turn right onto Mount Baldy Road (there will be a traffic light).

Continue up Mount Baldy Road for seven miles to Mount Baldy Village (where there is a visitor center) and drive another 1.8 mile to the junction of Mount Baldy Road and Ice House Canyon Road. Turn left at the intersection and drive another 2.3 miles to the Manker Flats parking area near the intersection of Mount Baldy Road and Lower Falls Road.

Parking: Street parking at Manker Flats parking area.

Carpool: Please sign up here.


Please Chip In:

US Hiking is a social group for hikers. Our events are organized like house parties. Like a regular house party, it costs money to host one. It is customary for guests to help out any way they can to lessen burden on the host. That is the same for hikes. You can bring food, provide carpool or chip in to help out.

Suggested Event Contribution:$ 8 (Chip in link)


Trail Descriptions:

Register Ridge is one of the most remote trails leading up to Mt Baldy and Mt Harwood. Because it is so rarely travelled, it retains the pristine natural beauty of an Alpine forest.

The 2.7 miles trail from Manker Flats to Mt Harwood has elevation gain of 3192', a jaw-dropping 1182' per mile. It is one of the steepest outside Iron Mountain. The trail also has short sections of loose rock and sandy base like the Big Iron.

When we reach Mt Harwood, the trail will nearly disappear, but we will be rewarded with a moonscape like scenery that is unique in this area.

From Mt Harwood, we will follow the ridge straight over to Mt Baldy in a 0.9 mile hike. We will take a quick break at Mt Baldy to regroup.

We will go down the north side of Baldy to Dawson & Pine were we will have lunch, then head back up to Baldy down Devils Backbone for some refreshments..


Our Policy:

Profile photo: Anyone interested in joining US Hiking must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of our group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up for an event.

Waiting list priority: People who hike with with US Hiking regularly will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.

Advanced hikes: Anyone interested in participating in advanced hikes (>3,000' elevation gain or distance > 10 miles or Difficulty Level >7) will be subject to prescreening before his/her name will be added to the list. Therefore, interested hiker must share with the event host his/her recent hiking background to establish proficiency before his/her name will be added to the list.

Early departure: If a hiker needs to be separated from the group for any reason, he/she must inform the event host. Not knowing a hiker's where about may prompt the event host to report a hiker's missing to proper authority for further actions.

No show: If you sign up for an event but did not show up, you will be removed from the next event you sign up.



If you have prior medical condition or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.

If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.

Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.

Release of Liability:

The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.

By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

US Hiking, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from this event, or for any injuries or accidents incurred before, during, and after this event. If you sign up or participate in an event you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injuries and damages arising from, as a result of and associated with this event.

In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree tothe Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

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