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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 3 - From West via Burkhart Trail
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 10 miles round trip
- Gain: 3000' total, 2000' out plus 1000' on return
- Time: 5-6 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
- Route: Trail and cross-country
Original: Byron Prinzmetal, July 2002
DRIVING ROUTE 3
- From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2),
drive north on Angeles Crest Highway 33.5 miles to the entrance to Buckhorn Campground on the left. Turn left.
- Proceed down the entrance road and turn left at the next two forks, then
follow the signs "Burkhart Trail" to a large parking area.
If the Campground entrance is locked, drive SR 2 another 0.8 mile to the
campground exit road, which intersects SR 2 at a sharp angle to the left.
Park beside the exit road and hike down through the campground to the signed
trailhead. This adds 1 mile and 200' of gain to the round trip.
HIKING ROUTE 3
- From the parking area (6460'), hike north down the Burkhart Trail (10W02)
about 2 miles to a junction with the PCT just past Cooper Canyon Falls.
- Turn right (east) on the PCT, crossing Little Rock Creek (5600') in about
0.3 mile, and then proceed 100' farther to a trail junction with the
Rattlesnake Trail (signed).
- Turn left to stay on the Burkhart Trail and head north for 1 1/2 miles until the trail meets the northwest ridge of Bobcat Knob (6709'). At this spot the trail begins an obvious descent into the bottom of the large canyon on your left (west).
- Leave the trail here and ascend steeply to the Knob, then follow the main ridgeline east to the summit.