There are great summits in Southern California like San Gorgonio and Cucamonga Peak. But for me it doesn’t get better then Mt Baldy. For the people only wanting the experience, you can take the tram to the top and walk the 8 miles round trip to the summit; however, for the hardcore you can take the Ski Hut Trail. This trail, while only 8 mile, will take you up and back over 4000 feet of elevation — a true grind. The view from the summit is second to none. A must-hike in Southern California.