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15B

Smith Mountain

5111'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 10 miles north of Azusa, 42 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 JPG file - Approximately 645K
 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)

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 7 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 1800'
Time: 3-4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Easy
Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions

Original: John Linden, January 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Azusa Avenue (SR 39), drive north on Azusa Avenue about 18.2 miles to a wide paved parking area on the left. Park here. This is about 0.2 mile before the Coldbrook Ranger Station and Campground.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (3280'), a trail starts at the north end of the parking lot.
  • Hike up this trail about 3 miles to a saddle just north of Smith Mountain (4240').
  • There may be a sign here reading "San Gabriel Wilderness".
  • Leave the trail on the left and follow a use trail south along a firebreak up to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 6.5 miles round trip cross-country
Gain: 2800' total, 1300' out plus 1700' on return
Time: 5 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Easy
Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Azusa Avenue (SR 39), drive north on Azusa Avenue to the Crystal Lake entrance.
  • Continue on SR 39 for 0.3 miles to a locked gate. Park on the left in the wide paved parking area before the gate.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (5200'), hike past the locked gate and up the road for about a mile until you see a gated dirt road on your left.
  • Pass through this gate and continue uphill to gain the ridge.
  • Follow this wide firebreak on the ridge to the saddle (4240') north of Smith Mountain where there is a junction with Route 1.
  • From here follow a use trail south along a firebreak up to the summit.

NOTES

Routes 1 and 2 can be combined for an excellent car shuttle trip by hiking south on Route 2 and east on Route 1.

Smith Mountain and its north-south ridgeline form the eastern border of the San Gabriel Wilderness, but no permits are required to hike the peak at this time.

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