This is a short hike that’ll require only about five-minutes of real effort walking up a hill. This is how you can find it:
- You want to get to the intersection of Mt. Baldy Road and Padua Avenue, in Claremont. From this point, it’ll be about 5 miles to the trailhead following Mt. Baldy Road up the mountain.
- You’ll go under two tunnels. Once you pass the second tunnel, keep an eye to your right. You’ll want to park where you’ll see a yellow gate.
- You’ll walk passed the gate, down the fire road. It’s an easy walk that will be a little less wonderful on the way back up.
- At the bottom of the hill you’ll find a fork – one side of the fork will be paved, the other one – right in front of you – will be a dirt road. Follow the latter.
- At one point, trees will give you shade and you’ll see a green pond to your left. On your right will be the swing, but you’ll have to go up a bit (off the path) before you see it.
6. In this nice, shaded spot there must have been a house at some point. The remnants of a fireplace and a concrete slab are still there. You could bring something to eat and enjoy it here.
7. There’s more hiking to do passed this point if you choose to do so, or you could turn around as I did.
8. It took me about 50 minutes to and back, including the few minutes that I played on the swing and a few stops to take pictures.
9. Use sunblock because there are trees only around the swing!
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