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14J

Ross Mountain

7402'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 16 miles north of Claremont, 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!
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 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 Baden-Powell

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 15 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 5500' total, 3200' out plus 2300' on return
Time: 8-10 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, very strenuous
Navigation: Moderate

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

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway, drive north on Angeles Crest Highway for about 51 miles to a large parking area on the right side of the road at Vincent Gap. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) starts at the west end of the parking lot.
  • From the parking lot (6593'), hike up the trail 3.75 miles through many switchbacks to a junction where the PCT goes to the right.
  • Keep left and follow the trail ¼ mile up to the summit of Baden-Powell.
  • Hike south down the ridge 1 mile from here through a level area at about 8300'.
  • Continue south 1.5 miles down over elevation 7407'.
  • Go over another bump and out 1 mile to elevation 7402' which is the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 14 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 4000' total, 1600' out plus 2400' on return
Time: 8-10 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, very strenuous
Navigation: Moderate

Original: Bob Thompson

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway, drive north on Angeles Crest Highway for about 46 miles to a parking area just past Dawson Saddle. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (7920'), cross to the south side of the road to where trail begins.
  • Hike up this trail to where it meets the PCT just east of Throop Peak.
  • Turn left and follow it east past Mount Burnham about 2 miles to a junction just below the summit of Baden-Powell.
  • Continue from here as in Route 1.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The peak is in the Sheep Mountain Wilderness. At this time, no permit is required.

HISTORICAL NOTE

The first scheduled climb was June 20, 1964.

History of Summit Signature

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