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Location: Los Angeles County, about 4 miles north of Mount Wilson, 35 miles from Los Angeles, 19 miles from La Cañada-Flintridge
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Chilao Flat 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Mount Lawlor
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 5 1/2 mile round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 1000'
- Time: 3 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
Original: Dick Akawie, March 1973
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. Keep straight.
- Continue about 4.5 miles to the junction with the Mount Wilson Road
at the Red Box Ranger Station.
- Continue on Angeles Crest Highway 3.7 miles farther to the Barley Flats Road
- 2N46 (paved) on the left.
- Park here, outside the gate. In past years vehicles could drive up this road
but it has been closed for many years.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4580'), walk through the personnel gate and up the paved road
2.5 miles to a locked gate on the left that goes to the LA Sheriffs Air Rescue 5
facility and Helipad. Do not enter this area or approach the Air Rescue Heliport.
- Continue straight (west) toward the large green steel water tank on the ridge past the
Forest Service tree farm. All of the previous "Camp Unity" buildings have been removed.
A use trail to the left and past the tree farm goes up the slope to the water tank.
- The register is about 50 yards south of the water tank and up a slight rise to the left of
the continuing old road bed.
The use trail may be
overgrown, not easy to follow, and it may be necessary to detour around
several bramble patches.
NOTE: The heliport is an active air rescue station with regular
helicopter takeoffs and landings. At the request of the LA County
Sheriff's Department and S&R personnel, for safety reasons, DO
NOT enter or approach the helipad area.