USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Los Angeles County, about 11 miles north of Glendora, 41 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Crystal Lake 7½, Glendora 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||Routes as shown on
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(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 10 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 4100'
- Time: 7.5-8.5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
Original: Bill Simpson, January 2008
DRIVING ROUTE 2
See Driving Route 1
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (2300'), pass the gate and hike up the road 1.6
miles to the entrance to a tunnel (see the date "1961" near the
top of the tunnel.)
- Proceed through the tunnel and continue on the road to a second tunnel (see the date "1964" near the top of the second tunnel).
- Continue thorough the second tunnel on the road passing two large gullies.
- 300 yards after the second big gully, find the steep use trail to the east ridge.
- Continue on the use trail, which contours north, then east, then north again, then east again for a distance of about 3/4 mile from the second tunnel with little elevation gain or loss to a second use trail to the left, which may be marked with a very large duck.
- Proceed steeply up the second use trail as it heads north. After about 1/4 mile the use trail reaches the east ridge to Rattlesnake Peak at approximately 3500'.
- Follow this ridge, which is a Wilderness Boundary, northwest to bump 4691, then west, then northwest again to the summit.
- Return to the parking area via Hiking Route 1. (A return via Hiking Route 2 will add an additional mile.)