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Location: Los Angeles County, about 14 miles north of Azusa, 49 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Waterman Mountain 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Twin Peaks
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 13 miles round trip on trail
- Gain: 4050' total, 3050' out plus 1000' on return
- Time: 5-6 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
Original: Bob Thompson, March 1989 (edited 2009)
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 13.5 miles farther on
Angeles Crest Highway to the intersection with
Sulphur Springs Road (Three Points). Turn left (north).
- Drive a short distance to a parking lot on the left with restrooms.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (5920'), the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) starts
near the restroom. Follow it down the hill and across Angeles Crest Highway.
- It turns east and climbs a short distance to a trail fork. The PCT
goes left. Go right.
- Follow this trail around the south side of Waterman Mountain
until it reaches another fork (7000'). This is the turnoff for
- Keep left and continue to a third fork (7560') where you meet Route 1.
- Keep left
again and follow the trail as it ascends to a saddle on the summit ridge.
- Leave the trail on the left (south) and go a few hundred feet to the
summit. The rocks seen 1/4 mile to the north may look higher but are
ROUTE 2 NOTE
There are a variety of cross-country approaches to shorten the distance to the summit.