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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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Nearby Peaks: Mount Williamson, Pallett Mountain
ROUTE 2 - from Mount Williamson
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 10 miles between trailheads
- Gain: 4200'
- Time: 6-7 hours (with short car shuttle)
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
- Route: Trail and cross-country
Original: Byron Prinzmetal, July 2002
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- 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 24 miles to a large parking area on the left (north).
This is 0.7 mile east of a large shed on the right. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the east end of the parking area, follow the Pacific Crest Trail
(PCT) as it switchbacks up the southwest ridge of Mount
- After about a mile, at the top of the ridge, the PCT goes southeast
to Islip Saddle. At this point, turn northeast and follow the use trail to
the crest of the ridge.
- Turn west and go about 1/4 of a mile to the summit of
Mount Williamson at 8244'.
- From there continue west along Pleasant View Ridge past bump 8248',
descend to the saddle and then up to the next bump at elevation 8160'+.
- At bump 8160'+ find the ridge that starts at the top of this bump at a bearing
of 260°. This ridge is not obvious at first and it is imperative
that you find the correct ridge.
- Follow the ridge as it gradually curves around toward the south to the summit.
- Return to Burkhorn Campground following Route 3 - From West via Burkhart Trail.