Every once in awhile, it’s nice to do a nice, easy hike for the purpose of simply getting outside. My cousin is in town and isn’t a huge hiker…so we decided to get out to San Antonio Falls for the purpose of getting up into the snowy mountains one more time this year (before the snow totally melts off) and it was well worth it.
To do this hike, simply drive up the paved Mt. Baldy Road to Manker Flat (about 6000′). Display that good ol’ Adventure Pass and hike up the dirt (gated) road. It is paved and very accessible for anyone. You will hike about .7 miles to the Falls and ascend a few hundred feet. The falls are just off the road and you can follow the narrow trail down to the bottom of the falls.
Today, conditions were beautiful. Temperatures were about 60 degrees, the snowmelt was constant, and there wasn’t much traffic. There was evidence of a lot of rock slides and avalanches recently (prob a few more on the way too), but everything was clear where we were. The falls were also in full force from all of the snow melt. Pretty awesome stuff.
Total Distance: 1.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 300 feet
Temperature: low 60’s today
Terrain: Paved road, snowy and narrow trail
GPS log (the elevation is clearly off though!)
Calories burned: 250
Backpack: Salomon XA30
Shoes: gym shoes
Trekking Poles: n/a
Water consumed: n/a
Electrolyte beverage consumed: n/a
Food consumed: n/a
Estimate of calories consumed: 0