USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Los Angeles County, about 10 miles north of Claremont, 45 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Mt Baldy 7½, Mount San Antonio 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable JPG file - Approximately 790K|
| ||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)|
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 3.8 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 2300'
- Time: 4 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
Original: Bernie Petitjean, July 1968
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take the 210 freeway east to Baseline Road exit in the City of Claremont.
Turn left (west) at the bottom of the off-ramp onto Baseline Road.
- Almost immediately, take the first right (north) onto Padua Ave.
- Go 1.8 miles north on Padua to the intersection with Mount Baldy Rd.
Turn right (northeast).
- Take this road northeast and then north about seven miles to Glendora Ridge Road in Mt. Baldy Village. Turn left.
- Go about 1 mile to Cow Canyon Saddle with a parking lot on the right. Park here. Ample parking.
Note: There is a good parking lot for ridesharing in this area.
To get there, after turning west on Baseline Road, continue past
Padua Avenue a short distance to Mills Avenue. Turn north on Mills,
and continue to Mt. Baldy Road. The parking lot is at the northeast
corner of this intersection.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4523'), pass the gate and hike north up the
road to a large flat area where the road turns left and goes
downhill. Directly to the north is a ridge with a firebreak.
- Go up
this ridge about 50' to a faint trail on the left. Hike along this
trail as it contours around to a saddle (5480') on the northwest side
of bump 5696'.
- Climb northwest up through the brush on a prominent use
trail which becomes another firebreak.
- Continue up this firebreak to
Although Route 1 has always included portions on private property, HPS'ers have been able to pass with permission. The property is now under
new ownership and that permission is now uncertain. It is suggested that any HPS scheduled hikes take other routes until this issue is resolved.