USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Los Angeles County, about 7 miles north of La Cañada-Flintridge, 53 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Acton 7½, Condor Peak 7½|
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| ||Routes as shown on
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Nearby Peaks: Mount Gleason, Iron Mountain #2, Condor Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 12+ miles round trip on road and trail
- Gain: 3400' total, 1500' out plus 2100' on return
- Time: 6-7 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
Original: Dick Akawie, February 1968
Note: The gate at Mount Gleason Road at Mill Creek Summit has been closed to vehicles for a number of years. 3N17 is accessible to biking and hiking, following the directions and mileage below. This adds 22 miles round trip to a previously 11 mile hike (Route 1), so check out Route 2 unless you are a hard core hiker or mountain biker!
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Drive north on Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2) for 9.5 miles to its
junction with Angeles Forest Highway (N3). Turn left.
- Drive north on Angeles Forest Highway 14.2 miles to Mill Creek
Summit. Turn left on Mount Gleason Road (3N17). Note your odometer and go
- At 6.2 miles, a fork, where the paved road goes into a detention
center. Take the left fork (dirt) around the detention center.
- At 8.8 miles, a gated paved road goes right (north) just past a
microwave tower. This is the parking spot for
Mount Gleason. Keep left.
- At 9.3 miles, fork. Turn left.
- At 9.5 miles, fork at Lightning Point Campground
(shown on topo as "Mt.
Gleason Campground"). Turn right.
- Continue downhill about 1.6 miles to a locked gate at a saddle. This
saddle is just northeast of bump 5846'.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (5700'), pass the gate and hike west 1 1/2
miles to Indian Ben Saddle. Two trails leave the road at this point marked
- Continue west on the road 1/4 mile to a where the road forks.
- Keep left and follow the road down to a second fork near a water tank.
- Take the right fork and follow it, as it becomes a trail, down to a saddle
at the junction with the Trail Canyon Trail.
- Keep straight here on the
Condor Peak Trail and follow it about a mile to the saddle east of
- From here go southeast along the ridge fire road for 1.2 miles to a
saddle just west of Fox Mountain #2.
- Then climb 0.3 mile and 400' gain up
a use trail to the summit.
Note: Iron, Condor and Fox as a single hike is 14+ miles and
about 4200' gain, plus 22 miles round trip and additional gain on the road from Mill Creek Summit.