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15F

Sunset Peak

5796'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 8 miles north of Claremont, 45 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity
Forest ServiceAngeles National Forest
USGS ToposMount San Antonio 7½, Mt Baldy 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 780K
 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: 3 miles round trip on firebreak
Gain: 1300'
Time: 2 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, 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 a mile to Cow Canyon Saddle, where a large lot is marked "No Parking". Continue slightly further on the road, then park on the south side.

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'), cross to the south side of the road and go up a firebreak to the summit.

It is also possible to hike the road to the summit, keeping left at a junction. This adds 2 miles each way to the hike. This route crosses private property. This route passes a locked and posted gate. If ownership has not changed, this card gives you permission to walk on the road.


Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 7 miles round trip on fire road
Gain: 1300'
Time: 4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Jerry Keating, June 2000

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • 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 a mile to Cow Canyon Saddle.
  • Continue 3.2 miles past Cow Canyon Saddle (parking for Route 1) to the west on Glendora Ridge Road to the junction with 2N07 on the left. Park here.

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 2

  • From the parking area (4480'), walk around the locked gate and follow 2N07 for approximately 2 miles to where a side road appears on the left.
  • Ignore the side road and continue upward on 2N07 until it reaches a junction atop a saddle (5560') directly south of the peak.
  • Turn sharply left on a spur road and follow it to the summit.

HISTORICAL NOTE

There was once a fire lookout on the summit.

History of Summit Signature

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