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Pine Mountain Ridge

7440'+

Location: Los Angeles County, about 4 miles WSW of Wrightwood

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity
Forest ServiceAngeles National Forest
USGS ToposMount San Antonio 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 920K
 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)

Nearby Peaks: Wild View Peak

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 4.2 miles round trip on old dirt road
Gain: 952' total, 913' out plus 39' on return
Time: 2½ hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Peter & Ignacia Doggett, September 2010

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Go east on I-10 to I-15.
  • Go north on I-15 to SR 138
  • Go west on SR 138 to SR 2
  • Go through Wrightwood & 4 miles further to N4.
  • Stay on SR 2 and drive 1.8 miles further to the Blue Ridge Road (3N26).
  • Turn left on 3N26 and note your odometer.
  • At 0.2 mile, fork; keep right.
  • At 1.3 miles, fork; keep left.
  • At 2.4 miles, Blue Ridge Campground, keep straight, pavement ends.
  • At 4.4 miles, gate; keep straight.
  • At 5.1 miles, fork (to Guffy Campground); turn right on 3N06.
  • At 5.6 miles, fork; turn right on 3N39.
  • At 8.5 miles, Fish Fork Trailhead. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (6626'), begin in a southwest direction and stay left on the main trail at the first fork, about 100 yards from the parking area.
  • At about ¼ mile, a flowing spring descends down the gully and crosses the trail.
  • Follow the trail for about 1¾ miles to the Pine Mountain ridgeline (elevation 7270'). Excellent views from here.
  • Continue westward (right) along an old dirt road for another ¾ mile until one reaches the highest point on the ridgeline (7440'+).

NOTE

Contact Angeles National Forest (661) 269-2808, to see if the roads are open. These roads are normally closed each winter from about mid-November until May because of skiers and snow.

Please report any corrections or changes to the Mountain Records Chair.


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