Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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Islip Saddle Day Use Site is located off of the Angeles Crest Highway (CA-2), at the  junction of Highway 39, northwest of Wrightwood, Ca. It is in the middle of a stretch of CA-2 that runs through Angeles National Forest from La Canada/Flintridge to Wrightwood / Cajon Pass.  The day use area features a moderately sized parking area with picnic tables and bathrooms.

Islip Saddle is a fairly popular access point for Angeles National Forest. From the parking area visitors have access to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and several peak bagging opportunities such as Mount Williamson, Mout Hawkins, Mount Baden Powell, and more.


FUN FACT

Islip Saddle is named after George Islip, former homesteader from the early 20th century


TRAILHEADS 

Pacific Crest Trail

South Fork Trail

NEARBY MOUNTAINS

Mount Williamson

Mount Islip

Mount Hawkins

NEARBY CAMPGROUND

Little Jimmy Campground

PARKING PERMITS AND PASSES

An Adventure Pass is required for parking at Islip Saddle. Information can be found by visiting: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/sbnf/passes-permits/recreation

WATER

Water is not available at the trailhead. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Islip Saddle Day Use Area is managed by the United States Forest Service. For more information please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/angeles/recarea/?recid=41852

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall
Summer

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Adventure Pass required

Pros

Easy to access. Open year-round. Picnic Tables.

Cons

Can get full on the weekends.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Vault toilet
Wildlife
Backcountry camping
Big vistas
Bird watching
Wildflowers
Picnic tables

Location

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

San Gabriel + San Bernardino Mountains, California
Crystal Lake Recreation Area, San Gabriel Mountains
Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains

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