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Location: Los Angeles County, about 17 miles north of Glendora, 60 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Crystal Lake 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||Routes as shown on
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Printable version of this route
(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.
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.