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11F

Vetter Mountain (LO)

5908'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 10 miles north of Monrovia, 40 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: 3.6 miles round trip on road
Gain: 700'
Time: 1 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, February 1969

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 9 miles farther to the signed Charlton Flats Picnic Area on the left. Turn left (west) on 3N16.
  • Drive 0.1 mile on 3N16 to a paved fork. Keep left and park in the adjacent paved parking area.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • Follow 3N16 1.3 miles, keeping left at forks, to a dirt road barred by a gate, while the paved road goes off to the right.
  • Go around the gate and hike up the dirt road to the old lookout on the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 2 1/2 miles round trip on trail
Gain: 700'
Time: 2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, February 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • Follow the driving instructions for Route 1 to where you have turned left (west) on 3N16.
  • Drive 0.1 mile to a paved fork. Turn right.
  • Drive 0.6 mile farther to a picnic area on the left just before a gate. A sign on the left reads "Vetter Mountain Trail". Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the picnic area (5240'), cross the stream bed and follow the Silver Moccasin Trail (SMT) for about 200 yards to a fork where the SMT goes to the left.
  • Go straight ahead and go through a picnic area, across a paved road, then across another paved road at a sign "Vetter Mountain Trail 11W08".
  • Continue on the trail to the summit.

NATURAL HISTORICAL NOTE

The summit affords excellent views of the San Gabriel Mountain Range.

History of Summit Signature

Climbing Archives

Please report any corrections or changes to the Mountain Records Chair.


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