Mount Baldy and Top of the Notch Restaurant
During the summer months, Mt Baldy is not the ski area that it is during the winter, so it runs its lift for hikers and people who want to have dinner or lunch at the Top of the Notch Restaurant. The restaurant itself sits at 7,300 feet and offer beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and cities. The lift costs $20-$25 dollars.
After a 15 minute ride on the Sugar Pine Chair lift #1, guests arrive to the Top of the Notch Restaurant. With a rich history beginning in the 1950s, the Top of the Notch provides a unique dining experience, overlooking Southern California. Guests enjoy excellent food and craft beers at the Notch, while experiencing all that the Angeles National Forest has to offer.
The Sugar Pine Chair Lift #1 provides Scenic Lift Rides from Mt Baldy Resort base area (elevation 6500 ft), to the Top of the Notch (elevation 7800 ft). The ride is approximately 1 mile and 17 minutes. Once up top folks enjoy majestic views of the Greater Los Angeles area to the south and Mojave Desert to the north.
“Mount San Antonio, also known as Mt Baldy, at 10,068 ft (3,069 m), is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, and the highest point in Los Angeles County. The peak, which marks a boundary between San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County, is called Baldy because of the absence of trees around the summit. The Tongva tribe call the mountain Yoát or Joat, which means snow, and the Mohave call it Avii Kwatiinyam.”