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Location: Los Angeles County, about 15 miles south of Palmdale, 48 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Chilao 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: Granite Mountain #1, Iron Mountain #3, Rabbit Peak #1
Printable version of this route
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 12.6 miles round trip
- Gain: 1700'
- Time: 6 hours
- Rating: Easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, November 1968
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 14.2 miles to Mill Creek Summit. Turn right (east) onto 3N17.
- Just above the Fire Station is a large parking lot. Park here
HIKING ROUTE 1
- Hike 3.4 miles to an intersection with 3N90 on the right. Turn right
- Hike 0.9 mile on 3N90 to a saddle. This is the point to leave the road
to hike to
Granite Mountain #1.
- Continue 2.0 miles to the end of the road which is the summit.
Round Top is often climbed as part of a loop trip with Granite
Mountain #1, Iron Mountain #3, and
Rabbit Peak #1. This loop can be done in either a
clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. This is a full day trip.
If hiking counter-clockwise (typically from the Monte Cristo Campground), be advised
that there is approximately 1600' gain in less than one mile approaching Round Top.
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.