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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: 5 miles round trip on road and firebreak
- Gain: 1800' total, 1400' out plus 400' on return
- Time: 3 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, February 1969
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- 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 5.0 miles, a parking area on the right. Park here. This parking
area is just after the turnoff to Sulphur Spring, misspelled "Sulpher
Springs" by USFS, and just before the Forest Service gate closure.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (5380'), walk past the uphill gate over a ridge and then gently
downhill about 5/8 mile. The downhill gate (which may be open) leads to the Sulphur Springs Campground.
- As you reach the downhill section of the road, a well defined firebreak can be seen straight ahead on the ridge.
- At the 5/8 mile point, at a small hollow (with a berm on the left topped with large rocks), take the use trail on the left (NE) over the debris from the old firing range.
- Pass a well ventilated water heater, a small wash, and choose your own route up hill to the previously observed fire break.
- Continue NNW then N on the fire break until you reach the summit.