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Location: Los Angeles County, about 9 miles south of Littlerock, 46 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Juniper Hills 7½ Waterman Mountain 7½, Pacifico Mountain 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Pacifico Mountain, Mount Hillyer
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 6 miles round trip on trail, cross-country, and firebreak
- Gain: 2600' total, 1800' out plus 800' on return
- Time: 4-5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
- Route: Two large ridgeline dips to cross going and returning
Original: Byron Prinzmetal, March 1999
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2),
drive north on Angeles Crest Highway 28.2 miles to Sulphur Springs Road
on the left. At this junction (also known as Three Points) turn left.
Note your odometer and go as follows:
- At 2.8 miles, a parking area on the left side of the road. This is
the parking spot for Mount Hillyer. Continue straight.
- At 3.9 miles, Alder Saddle and a fork. This is the turnoff for
Pacifico Mountain. Go right on 5N04.
- At 4.9 miles, a parking area on the right. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (5380'), walk back on the road about 100 yards to
the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
- Take the PCT west for about 1/8 mile to the
beginning of a shallow saddle.
- Just before the shallow saddle, leave the
trail and head north, crossing a gully and meeting a ridge.
- Hike north up
the ridge to its top at bump 6168', marked by a large triangular marker
- From bump 6168' turn northeast and follow a firebreak over several bumps
until you reach the main north-south Bare Mountain firebreak, marked by another
large triangular marker post.
- Turn north on the main ridge until you reach the summit.