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Location: San Bernardino County, about 10 miles north-northwest of San Bernardino, 91 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topos||San Bernardino North 7½, Silverwood Lake 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Cajon Mountain, Sugarpine Mountain,
Printable version of this route
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: None
- Gain: None
- Time: None
- Rating: Drive-up
Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Paul A. Lipsohn, 1974
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Drive east on I-10 to I-15, then north on I-15 to SR 138. Turn
- Go 8.0 miles to the junction with SR 173 on the left near Lake
Silverwood. Keep straight on SR 138.
- Drive another 2.6 miles and exit on Cleghorn Road (2N49). This is also the
main entrance to Lake Silverwood. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn right on
2N49. Note your odometer and go as follows:
- At 0.8 mile, pavement ends.
- At 2.4 miles, fork. Go right.
- At 4.0 miles, Cleghorn Pass and a hairpin turn at two water tanks.
- At 6.3 miles, Cajon Lookout road fork on the right. This is the
parking spot for Cajon Mountain. Keep left.
- At 8.7 miles, fork in a saddle. This is the parking spot for
- At 9.4 miles, fork. Go right.
- At 9.9 miles, fork. Go left.
- At 11.4 miles, fork at a shallow saddle. Park
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area, hike west up a short road to the summit, where
there is a monument which honors Father Garces, the first white man to
cross the San Bernardino Mountains.
The dirt roads are seasonal.
POINT OF INTEREST
Running beneath your feet just east of this point is the tunnel bringing
water from the California Aqueduct (which has come all the way from north
of San Francisco) to the eastern Los Angeles basin. Its storage and
distribution point to the south is Lake Matthews, south of Riverside.
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.