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11E

Mount Sally

5408'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 8 miles north of Monrovia, 35 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity
Forest ServiceAngeles National Forest
USGS TopoChilao Flat 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 1.2 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)

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 2 1/4 miles round trip on firebreak
Gain: 600'
Time: 1 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Charlie Knapke, December 1996

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 about 4.5 miles farther to the large parking area at Shortcut Saddle. This is marked on the topo as "Shortcut Picnic Grounds". Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (4780'), hike east up the ridge on the south side of the highway. Follow the firebreak about a mile up to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 1 1/2 miles round trip on firebreak
Gain: 400'
Time: 1 hour round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, February 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking spot for Route 1, continue east on Angeles Crest Highway 1.8 miles to mile marker 45 and park on the left where convenient.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (4980'), you will see a low ridge just meters east of the parking area. Obtain this ridge, turn right and hike southwest up the ridge to the summit. The second summit to the west is lower.

HISTORICAL NOTE

Mount Sally is named for Stella (Sally) Neuman, a clerk on the staff of Forest Supervisor William Mendenhall. Sally's name was placed on the map as a joke by one of her admirers.

History of Summit Signature

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