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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|
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Nearby Peaks: Rabbit Peak #1, Round Top, Granite Peak #1
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 3 1/2 miles round trip on firebreak
- Gain: 1800'
- Time: 2 1/2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
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.
Park on the highway. The campground no longer has a day use lot.
The campground has restrooms.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- Enter the campground, crossing the creek and then immediately left
to a locked gate on dirt road 3N23.
Approximately 50 yards (+/-) past the gate, find an opening on the right that leads northeast
to the top of the ridge.
- Hike through minor brush up to the top of the ridge to find an old
firebreak. Follow this open firebreak for 1 mile east, then southeast,
then east again to meet a steep road at a sharp turn in the road.
- Turn right and follow this road generally southeast for 0.3 mile
to a northeast trending ridge.
- Hike 0.3 mile up this open ridge to the summit.