Google Maps shows a trailhead on the Madera Canyon Road and calls it the Amphitheater Trailhead. I believe I stopped to inspect it in June of 2018 and I think on the east side of the road a trail or two leaves and ascends to Florida Saddle and the Crest Trail.
However, we do not have any hikes listed as leaving from this point, or GPS routes. Most have likely chosen the traditional Madera Canyon Trailhead, or another one, perhaps at the campground.
Is anyone familiar with this alternative TH, the trails, and the possible distance and AEG that might be involved in hiking to the Crest Trail at Florida Saddle, or on to Wrightson/Baldy.
I'm interested in alternative routes leaving from the road to Madera, to Wrightson, and other than the usual Old Baldy Route which I have always done, or the Super Trail.