USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
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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| ||Viewable PDF file - Approximately 1.8 megs|
| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
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| ||Routes as shown on
CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)|
Nearby Peaks: Rabbit Peak #1, Round Top, Granite Peak #1
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 5 1/2 miles round trip, road and cross-country
- Gain: 1800'
- Time: 3-4 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.
Parking is available on the highway just outside the campground. Free day use
parking inside the campground is no longer available.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- Hike immediately left inside the campground (after crossing the creek) past the locked gate
on dirt road 3N23.
- Go about 1.6 miles to a fork near the Black Cargo Mine.
- At the fork, switchback sharply to the right (east) and up the sometimes steep road toward the ridge
north of Iron Mountain.
- As you approach the ridge, leave the road and gain the ridge as convenient (avoiding the brush),
potentially on a use trail. Alternatively, a seldom used dirt road to the left (north) as you
approach the ridge goes away from the peak, and up to the use trail on the ridge. On the ridge,
follow the use trail south to the summit.