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Location: Los Angeles County, about 5 miles northeast of Monrovia, 44 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Azusa 7½, Mount Wilson 7½|
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(City Park Parking fee required)
- Distance: 20 miles round trip on road and trail
- Gain: 4500'
- Time: 9-10 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
- Navigation: Easy
- Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions
Original: Alan Coles, January 1995
DRIVING ROUTE 3
- Take I-210 to the Myrtle Avenue off-ramp.
- Go north on Myrtle Avenue for 1.6 miles to Hillcrest Boulevard. Turn
- Go 0.2 mile to Canyon Boulevard. Turn left.
- Go 0.5 mile to Oakglade Drive, just before Ridgeside Drive (920').
Park here if you plan to enter the
park before or after hours.
- Or continue 0.6 mile further to the pay station. Park in the lot
near the station.
HIKING ROUTE 3
- From the pay station parking lot (1060'), go up (north) on the road
for about 100 yards to a junction.
- Turn right on the road towards Trask Boy Scout Camp. Continue
on this road past various landmarks (Sawpit Dam, Trask Boy Scout
Camp, the start and end of the Ben Overturff Trail) for about 5 miles,
to White Saddle (very obvious).
- Take the left (north) road for another 3 miles to
the Red Box-Rincon Road.
- Turn left and go 1.0 mile, passing some power lines,
to a ravine on the left.
- Follow a use trail up the ravine
through some brush to a firebreak. Turn right and follow the firebreak to
the summit (1/2 mile, 600').
The park is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily except Tuesday. There
is a small parking fee. The Overturff Trail (a scenic alternate to the
road) is closed occasionally
due to target practice at the police shooting range in Sawpit Canyon. (The
road is open all week). For information call (626) 357-5046.
Route 3 may be combined with Route 1 or Route 2 into a loop trip, not
requiring a car shuttle.