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10A

Mount Emma

5273'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 9 miles south-southeast of Palmdale, 48 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity
Forest ServiceAngeles National Forest
USGS TopoPacifico Mountain 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 1 meg
 GPX file or Google Earth KML file to download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)
 Routes as shown on CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)

Nearby Peaks: Old Mount Emma, Cole Point

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 2 miles round trip on use trail and firebreak
Gain: 1000'
Time: 1 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, February 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2), drive north on Angeles Crest Highway 9.5 miles to Angeles Forest Highway. Turn left (north).
  • Go about 20 miles to the Mount Emma Road. Turn right (northeast).
  • Continue 2.0 miles to where the road goes over a shallow saddle. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (4250'), hike southeast up a use trail which meets a firebreak at 4300'.
  • Follow the firebreak to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

Withdrawn due to firing range and permanent closure of road.

HISTORICAL NOTES

The peak is named for shapely young Emma Pallett, one of the Pallett Ranch daughters. Early maps had the summit incorrectly labeled on elevation 5063', now called Old Mount Emma.

History of Summit Signature

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Please report any corrections or changes to the Mountain Records Chair.


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