This is a highly rewarding trail for anyone interested in wildflowers. Great times to visit are May through June/July. This trail is especially attractive because it covers a range of elevations, starting from the parting lot at Three Points (on the Angeles Crest Highway) at around 6,000 feet and rising to around 8,000 feet. This range of elevations offers a great contrast in vegetation. If you plan to go all the way to Twin Peak and back, it takes all day, with little time to stop and meditate on the surroundings. However, it is adequate for the average fit person to walk for say a few hours in and then out again, in order to obtain a good indication of what this trail offers. It has plenty. For much of its length, it traverses the edge of the San Gabriel Wilderness. The views are excellent.
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These images are from early July.
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These images are from Christmas Day, 1996, a hike not recommended without appropriate snow and ice gear.
Thanks to Jane Strong for assistance in identification of plants and flowers.