Mount Bliss: Van Tassel Trail

Difficulty
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Hard
Duration
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5.5-8h
Distance
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16.7 km
Elevation
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969 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Hiking the Mount Bliss: Van Tassel Trail is a tough adventure in Southern California that traverses a winding mountain road with views of the surrounding landscape. While out on the trail, you will steadily gain elevation as you work your way into the mountains, eventually arriving at the summit of Mount Bliss for a great sightline across SoCal. Be sure to have your adventure pass visible in your vehicle prior to setting out on your excursion.

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Route Description for Mount Bliss: Van Tassel Trail

Whether you are simply looking to take in the views or are after a challenging hike into the mountains, the Mount Bliss: Van Tassel Trail is a real leg burner that will make for a fun day on the trails of Angeles National Forest.

Setting out from the trailhead, you will follow along the Van Tassel Motorway as it leads to the northwest. Fairly quickly, the road will start to wind up the mountainside and you will gain elevation as you work towards the summit of Mount Bliss.

Eventually, the road will turn to the north and take you underneath some power lines near the summit. Continue on for about 0.5 km, where you will turn right onto a smaller path that will bring you to the end of the trail. From here, simply turn back and retrace your steps downhill to return to the trailhead.

Getting to the Mount Bliss: Van Tassel Trail Trailhead

The Mount Blis: Van Tassel Trail can be accessed from Fish Canyon Road at the junction with Van Tassel Motorway.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    April-November

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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