Gold Mountain is one of our "Peaks of Big Bear" hikes. Those completeling all five peaks will earn a commemorative patch. You do not need to be part of the patch program to atten the hike. Gold Mountain trail is located on the way to Baldwin Lake. The Holcomb Fire in June reached part of the trail on the south east side, the forest service closed that part of the trail for the next year. Hike leader will find an alternate route and inform everyone who signs up for the hike what it will be. This is a moderate, 7 mile, 1200 ft elevation gain out and back hike. Bring your 2 liters of water, snack/lunch, sun protection, wear layered clothing, hiking boots, trekking poles and camera. We will meet in the Von's parking lot and carpool to the trailhead. For more information on this hike or to make a reservation contact hike leader Peter Michelsen (760) 333-3103, firstname.lastname@example.org.