USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Los Angeles County, about 3 miles north of La Crescenta, 20 miles from Los Angeles, within the city limits
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Fernando Valley|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Condor Peak 7½|
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(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 9 miles round trip on trail and fire road
- Gain: 3000'
- Time: 5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Larry Hoak, March 2001
DRIVING ROUTE 3
- From I-210 east or westbound in La Crescenta take the Pennsylvania
Avenue exit north to Foothill Boulevard.
- Turn left (west) on Foothill Boulevard to Dunsmore Avenue.
- Turn right (north) on Dunsmore Avenue to George Deukmejian
Wilderness Park (City of Glendale). Turn right at Markridge Road
and go 0.2 mile to the park entrance,
enter the park, and park in large gravel parking
area. Unlimited parking.
HIKING ROUTE 3
- The trailhead is near the stone building. Hike up the trail (old road)
about 1/4 mile past a large oak tree on the left to a 3-way trail
junction. The right branch is unsigned, the center branch has a sign
reading in part "Dunsmore Canyon trail", and the left branch
has a sign reading in part "Rim of the Valley Trail".
- Take the left
branch up to a shallow saddle with a junction. Continue right on the main
trail. In 200' there is a junction with a sign reading in part "Rim
of the Valley Trail".
- Go left and take the trail down into Cooks Canyon,
cross the canyon (very pretty), and exit via switchbacks to the west.
- Continue west along the south-facing slope crossing two metal bridges and
two small landslides (March 2001) to a ridgeline where the trail turns
sharply to the right and ascends a very steep ridge to the Haines Canyon
Truck Trail (2N76) at 3520'.
- Follow the Haines Canyon Truck Trail to the
summit. The register is at a false summit east of the radio towers and
north of the road at the point where it gains the summit ridge.