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14B

Twin Peaks

7761'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 13 miles north of Azusa, 49 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity
Forest ServiceAngeles National Forest
USGS TopoWaterman Mountain 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable PDF file - Approximately 4.4 megs
 GPX file or Google Earth KML file to download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)
 Routes as shown on CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)

Nearby Peaks: Waterman Mountain

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 11 miles round trip on trail
Gain: 3200' total, 2000' out plus 1200' on return
Time: 7 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, strenuous
Navigation: Easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, July 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2), drive north on Angeles Crest Highway about 34 miles to a parking area on the left, just past the Mt. Waterman ski lift. Park here. There is a restroom down the steps just below the road.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (6740'), hike across the road from the parking area to a signed trailhead.
  • Follow the trail to a trail junction at 7720'. This is the turnoff for Waterman Mountain.
  • Keep left and continue down to a second fork at 7120'.
  • Keep left at this fork and follow the trail down to the saddle at 6550'.
  • Continue on the trail which contours around a bump on your left and over to the base of Twin Peaks.
  • You now climb up a steep rugged zig-zag use trail about 1/3 mile to reach the summit. The summit is to your left.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 15 miles round trip on trail
Gain: 5100' total, 3800' out plus 1300' on return
Time: 8 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, strenuous
Navigation: Easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, July 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2), drive north on the Angeles Crest Highway 26.5 miles to the intersection with Sulphur Springs Road on the north (Three Points). Turn left (north).
  • Drive a very short distance to a parking lot on the left with restrooms. Park here.

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 and follow this Waterman Mountain trail around the south side of Waterman Mountain for about 3.5 miles, reaching an elevation of 7300', until it reaches another fork at 7000'. This is the turnoff for Waterman Mountain.
  • Keep right at this fork and follow the trail (10W04A) down to the saddle (with sign) at 6550'.
  • Continue on a good use trail which contours around a bump on your left and over to the base of Twin Peaks at 6580'.
  • You now climb up a steep rugged zig-zag use trail about 0.8 mile to reach the summit. The summit is to your left.

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