Afoot and Afield Inland Empire

We’re working our way through the 100 dog friendly hikes listed in David and Jennifer Money Harris’ Afoot and Afield Inland Empire. Photos and blog write-up links are attached below to hikes we’ve completed. The numbers below follow the listing in the book.

Mt. Baldy Area

1.1 Mt. Baldy Loop. 12 miles, loop. 6 hours. 3900’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

1.2 San Antonio Falls. 1.2 miles, out and back. 1 hour. 200’. Best April through November. Easy.

1.3 North Backbone Traverse. 12 miles, one way. 7 hours. 5100’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

1.4 Bear Flat. 3.2 miles, out and back. 2 hours. 1200’. Best year round. Moderate.

1.5 Bear Ridge. 12 miles, out and back. 7 hours. 5800’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

1.6 Lookout Mountain. 9 miles, out and back. 6 hours. 2400’. Best March through November. Strenuous.

1.7 Icehouse Canyon. 7 miles, out and back. 4 hours. 2600’. Best May through November. Strenuous.

1.8 Ceder Glen. 4.5 miles, out and back, or 7.5 miles, loop. 2.5 to 4 hours. 1200’ or 2100’. Best May through November. Moderate.

1.9 Ontario Peak. 12 miles, out and back. 7 hours. 3600’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

1.10 Cucamonga Peak. 12 miles, out and back. 7 hours. 3800’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

1.11 The Three T’s. 13 miles, one way with short shuttle. 8 hours. 5000’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

1.13 Iron Mountain. 13 miles, out and back. 8 hours. 6200’. Best October through November, April through May. Strenuous.

1.15 Icehouse Saddle from Lytle Creek. 12 miles, out and back. 6 hours. 3600’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Upland Foothills

2.1 Lower Marshall Canyon. 2.3 miles, loop. 1.5 hours. 300’. Best year round, hot in summer. Easy.

2.2 Middle Marshall Canyon. 2 miles, loop. 1 hour. 300’. Best year round, hot in summer. Easy.

2.3 Upper Marshall Canyon. 4.5 miles, semi-loop. 2 hours. 750’. Best year round, hot in summer. Moderate.

2.4 Johnson’s Pasture. 2.2 miles, out and back. 1 hour. 400’. Best year round. Easy.

2.5 Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. 5 miles, loop. 2.5 hours. 950’. Best year round. Moderate.

2.7 Thompson Creek Trail. 4.5 miles, out and back. 2 hours. 300’. Best year round. Easy.

2.11 Frankish Peak. 4 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 1900’. Best September through May. Moderate.

Western San Bernardino Mountains

3.2 Arrowhead Peak. 4 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 1800’. Best September through June. Moderate.

3.3 Heart Rock. 1 mile, out and back. 1 hour. 200’. Best year round, waterfall best in the spring. Easy.

3.4 The Pinnacles. 3.5 miles, out and back. 2.5 hours. 1000’. Best October through May. Moderate.

3.5 Little Bear Creek. 4 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 800’. Best March through June, October through December. Moderate.

3.6 Deep Creek. 6 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 600’. Best March through June, October through November. Moderate.

3.7 Fisherman’s Camp. 5 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 700’. Best March through November. Moderate.

3.8 Holcomb Crossing Trail Camp. 5 miles, loop. 3 hours. 900’. Best March through June, September through November. Moderate.

3.9 Cox Creek. 10 miles, out and back. 5 hours. 1100’. Best September through May. Moderate.

3.12 Exploration Trail. 4.55 miles (one way), 9 miles (out and back). 4 hours. 1300’. Best April through November. Moderate.

3.14 Little Green Valley. 2.5 miles, out and back. 1.5 hours. 700’. Best April through November. Moderate.

Big Bear Lake Area

4.1 Grays Peak. 7 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 1200’. Best May through October. Moderate.

4.2 Delamar Mountain. 5.5 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 1000’. Best May through October. Moderate.

4.3 Cougar Crest (and Bertha Peak). 5 or 7 miles, out and back. 2.5 to 4 hours. 600’ or 1400’. Best April through November. Moderate.

4.4 Alpine Pedal Path. Up to 4 miles, semi-loop. 2 hours. 200’. Best April through November. Easy.

4.6 Sugarloaf Mountain. 7 miles, out and back. 4 hours. 1300’. Best May through October. Moderate.

4.7 Wildhorse Creek. 8 miles, out and back. 4 hours. 1400’. Best April through October. Moderate.

4.8 Grand View Point. 6.5 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 1100’. Best May through October. Moderate.

4.9 Champion Lodgepole. 0.6 miles, out and back. 30 minutes. 50’. Best June through October. Easy.

4.10 Castle Rock. 1.6 miles, out and back. 1.5 hours. 700’. Best May through October. Moderate.

4.12 Siberia Creek Trail Camp from Seven Pines. 8 miles, out and back. 4 hours. 1300’. Best October through April. Moderate.

San Gorgonio Wilderness

5.1 San Gorgonio via Vivian Creek. 17 miles, out and back. 9 hours. 5500’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

5.4 Big Falls. 0.6 miles, out and back. 0.5 hours. 100’. Best year round. Easy.

5.5 Alger Creek or Dobbs Trail Camps. 7 or 11 miles, out and back. 4-6 hours. 2100’ or 2800’. Best June through November. Moderate.

5.6 Momyer to Falls Creek Loop. 20 miles, loop. 10 hours. 5900’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

5.7 Mountain Home Flats. 3.5 miles, out and back. 2.5 hours. 1100’. Best April through November. Moderate.

5.8 San Bernardino Peak. 16 miles, out and back. 8 hours. 4700’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

5.9 Ponderosa Vista and Whispering Pines Nature Trails. 0.7 miles each, loop. 30 minutes. 200’, 150’. Best April through November. Easy.

5.10 Johns Meadow. 6 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 800’. Best May through November. Moderate.

5.11 South Fork Meadows. 9 miles, out and back. 4 hours. 1400’. Best May through November. Moderate.

5.12 San Gorgonio via Dollar and Dry Lakes. 23 miles, loop. 11 hours. 4700’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

5.13 Jenks Lake. 3 miles, semi-loop. 2 hours. 600’. Best May through October. Easy.

5.14 Santa Ana River Trail. 38 miles, one way. 2-5 days. 2800’ gain, 7800’ loss. Best March through November. Moderate – Strenuous Backpack.

5.15 Aspen Grove. 1.8 miles, out and back. 1 hour. 350’. Best October. Easy.

5.16 Fish Creek Meadows. 4 miles, out and back. 2 hours. 650’. Best May through November. Easy.

5.17 San Gorgonio via Fish Creek. 19 miles, out and back. 10 hours. 3600’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

5.18 San Gorgonio Nine Peaks Challenge. 25 miles, one way. 14 hours. 8000’. Best June through October. Very strenuous.

High Desert

6.1 Mormon Rocks Nature Loop. 1 mile, loop. 30 minutes. 200’. Best October through April. Easy.

6.2 East Ord Mountain. 2.5 miles, loop. 3 to 4 hours. 2000’. Best October through April. Moderate.

6.3 Owl Canyon. 4 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 1000’. Best October through April. Moderate.

6.4 Afton Canyon. 4 miles, out and back. 2.5 hours. 200’. Best October through April. Easy.

Urban Parks

7.1 Walnut Creek. Up to 5.5 miles, out and back. 2 to 3 hours. 400’. Best year round. Easy.

7.2 Bonelli Park. 6 miles, loop. 3 hours. 400’. Best year round. Moderate.

7.3 Prado Lake. 2.5 miles, loop. 2 hours. 50’. Best September through June. Easy.

7.4 Mount Rubidoux. 3.3 miles, loop. 1.5 hours. 450’. Best year round, hot in summer. Easy.

7.6 Box Springs: Two Trees Trail. 3 miles, out and back. 2 hours. 1000’. Best September through June. Moderate.

7.7 Box Springs: Skyline Trail. 3 or 4.5 miles, loop. 2 hours. 600’ or 1300’. Best September through June. Moderate.

7.8 Box Springs: Towers Loop. 3.5 miles, loop, with many possible variations. 2 hours. 800’. Best September through June. Moderate.

7.9 Terri Peak. 4 miles, out and back. 2 hours. 800’. Best October through May. Moderate.

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve

8.2 Sylvan Meadows. 4.5 miles, loop. 2.5 hours. 300’. Best October through May, especially March – April. Easy. Hiked 2/12/2012.

San Jacinto Mountains National Monument

9.2 Indian Mountain. 5.5 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 1300’. Best October through June. Moderate.

9.5 Seven Pines Trail. 7 miles, out and back. 4 hours. 2400’. Best May through October. Strenuous.

9.6 San Jacinto Peak via the Marion Mountain Trail. 12 miles, out and back. 7 hours. 4500’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

9.7 Webster Trail. 5 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 2000’. Best October through June. Moderate.

9.8 Suicide Rock. 7 miles, out and back. 3.5 hours. 1900’. Best May through October. Moderate.

9.10 Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail. 5 miles, out and back. 2.5 hours. 700’. Best May through October. Easy.

9.11 Skunk Cabbage Meadow. 6.5 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 1700’. Best May through October. Moderate.

9.12 Tahquitz Peak via Saddle Junction. 8.5 miles, out and back. 5 hours. 2400’. Best May through October. Strenuous.

9.13 Caramba. 15 miles, out and back. 7 hours. 3300’. Best May through October. Strenuous.

9.14 Strawberry Valley Loop. 10 miles, one way or loop. 5 hours. 2600’. Best May through October. Strenuous.

9.15 Idyllwild – Round Valley Loop. 14 miles, loop. 7 hours. 3600’. Best May through October. Strenuous.

9.16 San Jacinto Peak from Idyllwild. 18 to 20 miles, loop. 5 hours. 4500’. Best June through October. Strenuous.

9.17 Tahquitz Peak via South Ridge Trail. 7 miles, out and back. 4 hours. 2400’. Best May through October. Strenuous.

Desert Divide

10.3 Palm View Peak. 8 miles, out and back. 5 hours. 2100’. Best October through June. Strenuous.

10.5 Cedar Spring. 6.5 miles, out and back. 3.5 hours. 1700’. Best March through June, September through November. Moderate.

10.8 Thomas Mountain. 13 miles, out and back. 7 hours. 2400’. Best April through June, October through November. Strenuous.

10.9 Cahuilla Mountain. 6 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 1400’. Best October through June. Moderate.

Mecca Hills Wilderness

13.2 Never Ending Canyon. 3.5 miles, loop. 2 hours. 500’. Best October through April. Easy.

13.3 Utah Canyon. 4 miles, out and back. 2 hours. 500’. Best October through April. Easy.

13.4 The Grottos. 7 miles, semi-loop. 5 hours. 1500’. Best October through April. Moderate.

Desert and Mountain Preserves

14.5 Oak Glen Preserve. 2 miles, loop. 1 hour. 300’. Best year round, Saturday and Sunday 9:00AM to 4:30PM. Easy.

14.6 Whitewater Preserve to Mission Creek Preserve. 8 miles, one way. 4.5 hours. 800’. Best October through April. Moderate.

14.7 Whitewater Canyon Ridge Loop. 3.2 miles, loop. 2 hours. 600’. Best October through April. Easy.

14.9 Crafton Hills: Park to Peak Loop. 5 miles, loop. 2.5 hours. 1100’. Best October through April. Moderate.

14.10 Crafton Hills: Grape Avenue Trail. 4 miles, loop. 2 hours. 1000’. Best October through April. Moderate.

14.11 Crafton Hills: Hilltop Trail. 7 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 1200’. Best October through April. Moderate.

Mojave National Preserve

16.1 Amboy Crater. 3 miles, out and back. 2 hours. 400’. Best October through April. Easy.

16.2 Kelso Dunes. 3 miles, out and back. 3 hours. 500’. Best October through April. Moderate.

16.3 Hole in the Wall. 1.5 miles, loop. 1 hour. 200’. Best September through May. Easy.

16.7 Giant Ledge Mine. 2.5 miles, loop. 1.5 hours. 400’. Best September through May. Easy.

16.8 Teutonia Peak. 3.2 miles, out and back. 2 hours. 700’. Best October through April. Moderate.

16.9 Fort Piute. 5 miles, out and back, or 6 miles, loop. 3 to 4 hours. 1000’. Best October through April. Moderate.

Have you hiked some of these with your dog(s)? How were they?! Which hikes are we missing? Which of these should we prioritize?

 

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