USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Los Angeles County, about 3 miles north of Altadena, 31 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Mount Wilson 7½, Pasadena 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Mount Markham, San Gabriel Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 3 miles round trip on road and trail
- Gain: 500'
- Time: 1 1/2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
- Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, February 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.
2.3 miles to the saddle (commonly called Eaton Saddle) between
Gabriel Peak and Occidental Peak.
There is a parking area and a
permanently closed gate on the right. Park here without
blocking the gate.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (5100'), pass the gate and hike up the road,
through a tunnel built in 1942, about 1/2 mile to a saddle (commonly
called Markham Saddle). This is the turnoff for San
- From Markham Saddle take a trail (12W14) on the left.
Follow it to a saddle between Mount Markham and
Mount Lowe. This is the turnoff for Mount
- Continue south on the trail about 200 yards to a trail
- Turn right (northwest) and follow this trail up to the summit
where you will find a bench and an equestrian hitching-rack.