There’s something invigorating about standing on the top of a mountain, gazing at the earth down below. The serene atmosphere and beautiful views create an unparalleled experience—one that can often be achieved only by hiking your way up to the top.

Are you looking for places to hike near Montclair, California? Here’s the lowdown on the best places with the best views in the mountains near Montclair.

Frankish Peak

Just about a 20-minute drive from Montclair, you can access a trail to Frankish Peak from Mountain Avenue. This is a moderate 4.3-mile hike that features a clear view of Pomona Valley. Be prepared, though: It is fairly steep, with an elevation gain of 1,981 feet. But the view is definitely worth it!

Potato Mountain

Potato Mountain is another great spot near Montclair, California, with an unbelievable view. There are two great options of hikes that will get you to the top. One is the Potato Mountain Wilderness Trail, a moderate 5.2-mile hike featuring wildflowers and a trickling stream. A longer alternative is the Potato Mountain via Sycamore Canyon trail, a 12.7-mile loop rated as “difficult.” This hike is recommended only for experienced hikers. However you prefer to hike, the view will be remarkable.

Johnson’s Pasture

The Johnson’s Pasture Trail is another great hike that will give you a beautiful view of the valley and surrounding mountains. This is a 4.5-mile loop with colorful wildflowers and an elevation gain of 974 feet.

Whether you are a seasoned hiker or you are just starting to get into it, you will find something for you. These are a few hikes with the best views in Montclair, but there are plenty of other hikes you can try out with varying lengths and difficulty levels. If you plan on sticking around in Montclair, give us a call!

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