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: 12 miles round trip on trail
- Gain: 6000'
- Time: 10-12 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, very strenuous
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, January 1969
DRIVING ROUTE 3
- 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.
- Park in the USFS Visitor's Center parking lot or by the road.
Note: The Forest Service is now encouraging Bear Canyon hikers to park in
the large clearing on Mt. Baldy Road opposite the Trout Farm, about 0.3
mile above the visitor center.
HIKING ROUTE 3
- From the Visitor Center parking area (4200'),
hike up past the church on Bear Canyon Drive. Bear Canyon Drive is about 200' south of the Visitors Center. It soon becomes the Bear Canyon Trail.
- Hike this trail past several cabins for about
a mile to Bear Flat.
- Continue up the trail as it follows a ridge up to the summit.