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Location: Los Angeles County, about 10 miles north of Pasadena, 28 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Condor Peak 7½, Chilao Flat 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Josephine Peak, Mount Lawlor
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 6 miles round trip on trail
- Gain: 2700'
- Time: 5-6 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 3, moderate, climbing helmets required
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, February 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. Keep straight.
- Continue about 1.0 mile to the Colby Canyon trailhead parking area on
the left. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (3500'), hike up the Colby Canyon Trail to where
it meets the ridge at a water tank at about 4800'+. This is Josephine
- Turn right and follow the trail northeast about 30 yards, then
climb the use trail on your right to gain the ridge.
- Hike east up along
the ridge passing a chalky buttress on the north side to the base of the
- Here the trail becomes quite rocky with some class 3 climbing. The
route here is marked by paint on the rocks. Follow this route up to the
Note: HPS policy requires the possession and use of a climbing
helmet on Class 3 terrain or where the hazard of rockfall is present.