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Location: Los Angeles County, about 13 miles north-northeast of Pasadena, 34 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Chilao Flat 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
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| ||Routes as shown on
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Nearby Peaks: Rabbit Peak #1, Round Top, Granite Peak #1
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 2 1/2 miles round trip, road and cross-country
- Gain: 1100'
- Time: 1 1/2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, June 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 9.9 miles to the entrance to Monte Cristo Campground on the right.
Turn right and then immediately left onto dirt road 3N23.
From this point on, high clearance required, AWD advised.
- Go about 1.6 miles to a fork near the Black Cargo Mine.
Park where convenient. Parking space is limited.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4160'), hike east up 4N18 for about 0.6
mile to a junction with a dirt road (with a broken gate) that heads
- Turn left and hike up the gated dirt road for about 1/4
mile to a sharp left turn at a ridge that initially heads downhill.
- Turn right (south) and hike along a use trail through brush
for about 0.4 mile up to the summit.