USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
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|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||Routes as shown on
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- Distance: 21 miles round trip on trail, road and firebreak
- Gain: 3700' total, 1700' out plus 2000' on return
- Time: 9-10 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous plus short class 2 segment
- Navigation: Moderate
Original: Wayne Bannister, March 2013
DRIVING ROUTE 5
- 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. Turn right.
- Drive about 5 miles to the Mt. Wilson Park. Park to the right of the entrance or enter the park itself (open weekends and holidays).
HIKING ROUTE 5
- Walk to the highest accessible point outside the snack bar, and follow the Rim Trail to the Newcomb Pass, 3.5 miles (you may encounter poison oak on the trail as you reach the pass.)
- From the Newcomb Pass, take the unimproved dirt road east to 2N24 and hike 6.5 miles until you reach a to a small ravine on the right.
- Follow a use trail up the ravine through some brush to a firebreak. Turn right and follow the firebreak to the summit (½ mile, 600').