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Location: Los Angeles County, about 12 miles south-southeast of Palmdale, 47 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Pacifico Mountain 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Mount Emma, Old Mount Emma
ROUTE 1 - Northwest Ridge
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 4 miles round trip on steep use-trail along open ridges in scrub brush
- Gain: 1700'
- Time: 3 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Moderate
Original: Al Campbell, December 1973
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- From I-210 in La Cañada
drive north on Angeles Crest Highway 9.5 miles to Angeles Forest
Highway. Turn left (north).
- Go 14.2 miles to Mill Creek Summit.
- Continue on Angeles Forest Highway about 4.3 miles to where the
road crosses a low saddle and the highway begins to curve into a long, straight northwest run.
Park at the large parking area on
the right (east) side of the road.
- Alternate: The parking area can also be reached by exiting the 14 Freeway at Angeles Forest Highway, then heading south 5 miles to the curve at the end of the long straightaway.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4100'), cross the embankment to the east and follow tracks into the canyon, meeting and following a use-trail that heads upstream.
- At some convenient spot, leave the canyon and carefully ascend the steep slope on the north to gain the main ridgeline. Proceed along this ridge southeast and south as it goes steeply over bumps 4720' and 5000' to the summit.
- Follow the trail to the top of the ridge,
then turn right (south) and follow the ridge up to a firebreak, down into
a saddle (4640'+) and up a steep slope to 5000'+, then south along
the ridge to the summit.