Wrightwood CA
Wrightwood CA Weather, Webcams, Cabins, Hotels and more... Elevation: 6,000' Population: 4,525


Replace this Google Ad with your own Advertisement for only $200 per month and be seen on EVERY page!

Fish Fork Trail


Hiking Trails

Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingView Photos (34) Map of Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingView Maps (2)

Fish Fork Trail Information

Length: 4.6 miles
Type: One Way
Gain/Loss: +635'/-1260'
Difficulty: Moderate
Trailhead: Lupine Campground
Location: South of Wrightwood

Fish Fork Trail Elevation Profile

Fish Fork Trail Elevation Profile

*Elevation data provided by National Geographic Topo!*


Fish Fork Trail Description

The Fish Fork Trail is located south of Wrightwood, running from Prairie Fork, along Pine Mountain Ridge, and down into Fish Fork. The trail starts near the entrance of Lupine Campground and travels up Pine Mountain Ridge with the Pine Mountain Ridge Trail. At the top of the ridge, the Fish Fork Trail traverses down to the east, toward Fish Fork. Since the trail is poorly maintained from this point on, sometimes it is easier to simply cut across the side of the mountain and drop directly down into the canyon above Fish Fork, bypassing the long switchbacks on the side of Pine Mountain Ridge. If you manage to find your way to this canyon, drop straight down to the trail's intersection with the Dawson Peak Trail. There are small campsites in this area as well as a creek as a water source. If you're feeling adventurous and don't mind climbing through the overgrown vegetation on what's left of the trail, continue down to the actual Fish Fork, at the base of Mt Baldy and Iron Mountain.

Directions to Fish Fork Trail from Wrightwood

Take Hwy 2 westbound from Wrightwood, past Big Pines and up to Inspiration Point. From Inspiration take Access Road 3N06 westbound, past both of Mountain High's Ski Resorts and past both Blue Ridge and Guffy Campgrounds to its intersection with Access Road 3N39. Take Access Road 3N39 southbound to Lupine Campground, where you will find the trail head.

A second (and much more difficult) option would be to take the 3N06 Access Road from Inspiration Point all the way to the North Backbone Trail head (where Wright Mountain meets the north ridge of Pine Mountain) and hike about 2 miles on the North Backbone Trail. Once you reach the saddle between Pine Mountain and Dawson Peak, take the Dawson Peak Trail down into the Fish Fork Canyon area for 4.6 miles, where it connects with the Fish Fork Trail.

Don't forget to display a National Forest Adventure Pass in the windshield of your vehicle.

Fish Fork Trail Photos

Looking down into Fish Fork from the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingTrail head to Fish Fork/Pine Mountain Ridge Trails near Lupine Campground in Prairie Fork - Wrightwood CA HikingFish Fork Trail head - Wrightwood CA HikingStart of Fish Fork Trail through Prairie Fork - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Large tree on the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingCreek crossing on the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingCreek crossing on Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingFish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingFish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingClimbing Pine Mountain Ridge on the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingClimbing Pine Mountain Ridge on the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Climbing Pine Mountain Ridge on the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingClimbing Pine Mountain Ridge on the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingClimbing Pine Mountain Ridge on the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingTop of Pine Mountain Ridge on Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingTrees in the fog on the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingFish Fork Trail disappearing in the fog - Wrightwood CA HikingFish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Looking up toward Dawson Peak on the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingFish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingLarge trees on the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingLooking down toward Fish Fork from the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingFish Fork and the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingFish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingFish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Looking down toward Fish Fork from the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingFish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingTrees on the Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingFish Fork Trail intersection with Dawson Peak Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking
Campfire pit at bottom of Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA HikingCreek crossing at bottom of Fish Fork Trail - Wrightwood CA Hiking

Fish Fork Trail Maps

Fish Fork Trail Map - Wrightwood CA HikingFish Fork Trail Area Map - Wrightwood CA Hiking

 

 

Wrightwood Weather







Advertise Your Business Here!

Replace the Google Ad at the top of this page with your own Advertisement for only $200 per month and be seen on EVERY page!

Copyright © 2011-2016 - WrightwoodCA.com - All Rights Reserved.
About the Team | Paid Banner Advertising | Premium Business Listing Service

Wrightwood CA Info: About The Town | Business Directory | Live Webcams | Photo Gallery | Video Archive | Emergency Resources | Maps and Directions | Mountain Road Conditions | Local Weather | Homes and Real Estate | Lodging, Cabins & Hotels | Organizational Camps | Local Campgrounds | Snow Playing | Skiing & Snowboarding | Big Pines Zipline Tours | Event Facilities | Hiking Trails | San Gabriel Mountains | Canyons and Valleys | Picnic Areas | Visitor Centers | Mountain Biking Trails

Wrightwood CA Network: WrightwoodCA.net | San Gabriel Mountains | Wrightwood Weather | Murphy Concepts