Location: Los Angeles County, about 16 miles north of Glendora, 53 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Waterman Mtn, Juniper Hills, Crystal Lake, Valyermo|
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Goodykoontz Peak is located just north of an area subject to the following closure order:
"In order to protect critical habitat of the mountain yellow-legged frog, the U.S. Forest Service will extend the Williamson Rock temporary closure until December 31, 2008. This is an ongoing closure which limits access to approximately 1,000 acres in the area north of the Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2) in the vicinity of Cooper Canyon and has been in place since December 2005. The new forest order becomes effective Tuesday, January 1, 2008."
Convenient legal access to Goodykoontz Peak is provided by the Burkhart Trail, which is open to the public.
The peak is legally accessible as follows:
(1) from Pallett Mountain by following connecting ridgelines south to the summit;
(2) from Mount Williamson by following connecting ridgelines west and then southwest to the summit;
(3) from the Burkhart Trail by first ascending Bobcat Knob (6709') via its west or northwest ridge, then continuing east for one mile to the summit.
Avoid the south ridge of Bobcat Knob; the Rattlesnake Trail; and all routes that begin from Rattlesnake Canyon.