4:35 - Finish hike.
download the map and it will be most sufficient for you to craft any number of hikes piecing together various options. The loop hike I describe above from Elwood Avenue trailhead to Summit 1212 is 1.8 miles (not including my extra 0.2 mile of exploring) with about 450 feet in elevation gain.
Season: November - May
This hike is best done in the winter or early spring when the hills are green, the temperatures are pleasant, and the air is clear. The winter offers delightful views of the glistening snow-capped high country. The spring offers an array of wildflowers. Early in the summer the “June gloom” (marine layer, coastal fog) can make nice walking conditions but also can greatly obscure your views. There is little shade en route, so this hike could be dreadful on a hot summer day: smog, haze, heat, blistering sun, brown hillsides. If you go in the summer, try daybreak or early evening. See Seasons of the San Gabriels for a detailed description of minding the seasons.
Other Glendora hikes featured on Dan’s Hiking Pages:
- Mystic Canyon Trail & Lower Monroe Road to Summit 2760 and Summit 3397
- Colby Trail to Glendora Mountain Road and Beyond