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12A

Mount Deception

5796'
(UTM 974901)

Location: Los Angeles County, about 5 miles north of Altadena, 30 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity
Forest ServiceAngeles National Forest
USGS ToposChilao Flat 7½, Mount Wilson 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 630K
 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)

Nearby Peaks: Mount Disappointment, San Gabriel Peak

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 4 3/4 miles round trip on road and firebreak
Gain: 1100'
Time: 2 1/4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, March 1968

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. Turn right.
  • Drive 0.4 mile to a paved road (2N52) on the right. Park here. Do not block the gate.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (4760'), hike up 2N52 about 2 miles to a saddle at 5550'.
  • Leave the road and hike west up a steep firebreak and ridge to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

From Mount Disappointment and/or San Gabriel Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 3/4 mile one way on road and firebreak
Gain: 200'
Time: 1/2 hour one way
Rating: Class 1

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, March 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 2

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the trail junction between Mount Disappointment and San Gabriel Peak (5800'-), walk northwest down the paved road less then 1/2 mile to saddle 5550'.
  • Leave the road and hike west up a steep firebreak and ridge to the summit.

NOTE

If you are returning the same way, there is about 400' gain back to the trail junction.


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