USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Los Angeles County, about 13 miles north of Upland, 48 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||Angeles National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Mount San Antonio 7½, Telegraph Peak 7½, Mt Baldy 7½|
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| ||Routes as shown on
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Nearby Peaks: Dawson Peak,Mount Harwood
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 14 miles round trip on road and trail
- Gain: 3900'
- Time: 6-7 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, January 1969
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 Mt. Baldy Village.
- Pass through Mt. Baldy Village and in about four miles,
intersect San Antonio Falls Road on the left (gated). 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 1
- From the parking area (6160'), pass the gate and hike up the road to
Baldy Notch at the top of the ski lift.
- Turn left (northwest) and follow a
road up a ridge to where it becomes a trail.
- Follow this trail up the
Devils Backbone, going by Mount Harwood on your right
(to the north),
and up to the summit.
Do not hike up the slope beneath the ski lift. This is not legal. The
Devils Backbone trail can be dangerous in winter months.