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13G

Mount Lewis

8396'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 17 miles north of Glendora, 60 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity
Forest ServiceAngeles National Forest
USGS TopoCrystal Lake 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable PDF file - Approximately 2.3 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: 1 mile round trip on use trail
Gain: 500'
Time: 1/2 hour round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, 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. Keep straight.
  • Continue 30.5 miles to Dawson Saddle. There is a highway maintenance building on the left (north) side of the road, and the road starts downhill at this point. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (7901'), the trail to Lewis starts up a steep bank adjacent to the west side of the maintenance building.
  • Hike up it to the top of a ridge and then continue north along the ridge to the summit.

NATURAL HISTORICAL NOTE

A fine forest of Jeffrey pines provides shade all the way. There are excellent views of the Antelope Valley from the summit area.

History of Summit Signature

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