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Location: San Bernardino County, about 5 miles northwest of Lake Arrowhead, 80 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Lake Arrowhead 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Mount Marie Louise
Printable version of this route
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 3 ½ miles round trip on trail with some rock scrambling on the
- Gain: 1100'
- Time: 2.5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, class 2 summit block, easy
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Paul A. Lipsohn, December 1974
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Drive east on I-10 to I-215.
- Drive north on I-215 to SR 210.
- Go east on SR 210 to SR 18 (Waterman Avenue) in San Bernardino. Exit
the freeway and turn left (north).
- Drive north on SR 18 to Daley
Canyon Road about 5.5 miles east of the Crestline SR 138 turnoff. Turn
left (north) on Daley Canyon Road. Note your odometer and go as follows:
- At 0.5 mile, junction with SR 189. Turn left.
- At 0.8 mile, fork. Go right and then immediately left onto Grass
- At 2.8 miles, fork with Grass Valley Road on the left. Turn left.
- At 5.3 miles, intersection with SR 173. Turn left.
- At 5.5 miles, intersection with Pilot Rock Road (2N33).
This is the turnoff for Mount Marie Louise.
- Continue on SR 173 about 0.7 mile to a sign "Pinnacles Trail Head" and
park in an open area on the left side of the road.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4800'), hike along the road to the trailhead at
the entrance to the rifle range. The trail has posts ("trail"
with an arrow) at points where there may be indecision about the route.
- Follow the maintained trail (an old road) generally northwest to where it
drops down to a grassy area with two Coulter pine trees. Just past this
point a prominent wash, coming down the slope from the right, crosses the
- Turn right (north) and go up this wash, keeping to the right where
it forks, and following a fairly prominent use trail to a shallow saddle
just west of bump 5078'.
- Follow the trail northwest up a gully to the flat
area just southeast of the summit.
- Continue on the trail up to the base of
the summit and follow a ducked route through the rocks to the summit.
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.