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14G

Throop Peak

9138'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 15 miles north of Glendora, 66 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity
Forest ServiceAngeles National Forest
USGS TopoCrystal Lake 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable PDF file - Approximately 2.3 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: Mount Hawkins, Mount Burnham

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 4 miles round trip on trail
Gain: 1200'
Time: 3 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: Fred Hoeptner and Paul A. Lipsohn, February 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2), drive north on Angeles Crest Highway 44.8 miles to Dawson Saddle. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (7920'), cross to the south side of the road to where trail begins.
  • Hike up this trail to about 8600'. At this point the trail leaves the ridge to the left.
  • Leave the trail at this point and continue up to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

From Mount Hawkins
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 1.0 mile one way
Gain: 300'
Time: 3/4 hour one way
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: Howland Bailey, July 1984

DRIVING ROUTE 2

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From Mount Hawkins, hike northeast on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) 3/4 mile to where the trail begins to contour around Throop Peak.
  • Leave the trail and go up the ridge to the summit.

ALTERNATE ROUTES

The peak can also be climbed from Mount Burnham via the PCT.


HISTORICAL NOTES

The peak is named for Amos G. Throop, who in 1891 founded Throop University in Pasadena, which later became the California Institute of Technology.

History of Summit Signature

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