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Potato Mountain

Intermediate

Trail

2.9 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,225' 373 m
Descent: -78' -24 m
High: 3,420' 1,042 m
Low: 2,254' 687 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Don't forget your spud!

George Zankich

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

Features Views

Family Friendly Long steep incline to get there, but the view when you do, is magnificent.
There's no water and very little shade. Lots of bear scat on the trail.

Description

Potato Mtn - Wilderness Trail is a 5.8 mile out and back trail located near Claremont, California that offers scenic views. This track is connectable from the Claremont Loop or Marshall Canyon Trail. I understand you can head up Every Canyon as well, but heard you need a pass (free) to get on the trail.

This trail is primarily used for hiking, road biking & trail running. Connecting from Marshall Canyon Trail will provide quite a workout, as it's 8 to 9 miles of climbing. I wouldn't recommend this on a hot summer day as there is little respite from the sun. If coming up the Cobal Canyon - Claremont trail, you're looking at 5 to 6 miles. The trail is all fireroad and not very rocky at all. Additionally, the last dig up to the peak is a pretty good stretch and a bit steep. It's really the only tough section.

Once at the top the tradition is to leave a spud with your name on it at the concrete cylinder at the peak. Once up there, you get some good views of the Pomona Valley and Pacific Ocean on clear days.

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Dec 27, 2018
John Gump
connected using Monrovia trail 18mi
Oct 28, 2018
Richard Lu
Jul 30, 2018
Victoria Esquivel
Jan 14, 2018
ms megatron
May 25, 2015
Héctor Salcedo
Lots of loose rocks once you pass the bees (honey farm). Fun climb all around 2.9mi
May 21, 2015
Héctor Salcedo
Some steep climbs closer to the top. Little shade at the top past the bee hives. 2.9mi — 40h 00m
Feb 21, 2015
George Zankich
8h 00m

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  4.0 from 8 votes

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#475

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#7,469

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Potatoe Mountain Peak
Feb 22, 2015 near San Ant…, CA

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