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10F

Rabbit Peak #1

5307'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 14 miles north-northeast of Pasadena, 34 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity
Forest ServiceAngeles National Forest
USGS TopoChilao Flat 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable PDF file - Approximately 1.8 megs
 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: Iron Mountain #3, Round Top, Granite Mountain #1

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 1 mile round trip cross-country
Gain: 600'
Time: 1 hour round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: Charlie Knapke, December 1996

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 9.9 miles to the entrance to Monte Cristo Campground on the right. Turn right and then immediately left onto dirt road 3N23.
  • Go about 1.6 miles to a fork with 4N18 near the Black Cargo Mine. Stay left.
  • Continue on this road for 1.05 mile, past a power line tower, to a prominent gully. Park where convenient. Parking space is limited.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the bottom of the gully (4700'), contour south along a steep slope for about 50 meters, then ascend to meet Rabbit's south ridge at about the 4800' contour.
  • Hike up the old firebreak about 1/3 mile to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 4 1/2 miles round trip on road and cross-country
Gain: 1800'
Time: 3 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Intermeidate

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, June 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • 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 9.4 miles to the entrance to Monte Cristo Campground on the right. Turn right and park in the campground day use lot.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (3560'), hike up the dirt road described in the Route 1 driving instructions for slightly less than 1 mile to where it crosses the ridge coming down south from the summit.
  • Leave the road here and go about 0.6 mile up a firebreak to meet a road (Route 1 drives this road).
  • Go left and hike about 0.3 mile up this road to the gully (mentioned in Route 1).
  • Continue to the summit as directed in Route 1.

ALTERNATE ROUTES

Rabbit is often climbed as part of a loop trip with Granite Peak #1, Round Top, and Iron Mountain #3. This loop can be done in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. This is a full day trip.


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