Mount Islip via Little Jimmy Campground Hike

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3-4.5h
Distance
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10.1 km
Elevation
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509 m
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The Mount Islip via Little Jimmy Campground Hike is a fun outdoor excursion in Angeles National Forest that will see you climb high into the mountains for stunning views. While out hiking the trail, you will gain elevation through a beautiful stretch of forest terrain, before passing by the campground and pushing on to the summit of Mount Islip for views that sweep across the mountainous Southern California landscape.

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Route Description for Mount Islip via Little Jimmy Campground Hike

For those who are after a well-rounded adventure in Angeles National Forest that offers gorgeous views and the chance to camp overnight, the Mount Islip via Little Jimmy Campground Hike is an amazing option to explore.

Setting out from the Islip Saddle Day Use Area, you will cross over CA-2 and pick up the switchbacking trail. This will quickly straighten out and lead you towards the southeast through the forest to reach the Little Jimmy Campground.

From here, the route will steepen as you gain elevation along the mountainside, before turning to the west on the final approach to the summit of Mount Islip. Once there, you will experience breathtaking views of the surrounding SoCal landscape that spread out in every direction. After taking in the views, carefully descend along the slope and use the same path to make your way back to the trailhead where you started.

Getting to the Mount Islip via Little Jimmy Campground Hike Trailhead

The trailhead for the Mount Islip via Little Jimmy Campground Hike can be found at the Islip Saddle Day Use Area along CA-2.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Little Jimmy Campground

  • When to do

    Year-Round

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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