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19D

Monument Peak #2

5290'

Location: San Bernardino County, about 10 miles north-northwest of San Bernardino, 91 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area
Forest ServiceSan Bernardino National Forest
USGS ToposSan Bernardino North 7½, Silverwood Lake 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 1.8 megs
 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: Cajon Mountain, Sugarpine Mountain, Bailey Peak

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(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 right (east).
  • 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 Sugarpine Mountain.
  • At 9.4 miles, fork. Go right.
  • At 9.9 miles, fork. Go left.
  • At 11.4 miles, fork at a shallow saddle. Park here.

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.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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.

History of Summit Signature

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