Trail: Liebre Mountain

Length: 6 miles RT

Difficulty: Moderate to difficult with 1700' elevation gain


DESCRIPTION: This is a great hike for spring. Between the multitude of wildflowers and sparse patches of snow, this is a beautiful hike. You will see California Black Oaks, white sage, grey pine, Big Cone Spruce, Scrub Oak and flowers such as Poodle Dog Bush, and Scarlet Bugler (above). The trail follows the Pacific Crest Trail, but was once a horse trail that went from Tejon Ranch to Los Angeles. You will see spectacular views of desert, chaparral, canyon and Mountains.

HOW TO GET TO THE TRAILHEAD: Take the I-5 North to Hwy 138. Turn right (East). Go 4.5 miles to the Old Ridge Route. Turn right. Follow this road 2.5 miles to Country Road N2. Turn left. Take this road 4.2 miles to a high point, before the road descends. Turn right (south) and drive on dirt tracks about 100 feet to an Oak-shaded parking area. You must have an adventure pass for this area. In the upper edge of the parking area you will find the South-bound PCT ascending the mountainside. This trail will give you the best views. You will find Wilderness Camp in 2 miles. Look for a small Rock Cairn that marks the 5,791' summit of Liebre Mountain.