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Mount Marie Louise


Location: San Bernardino County, about 5 miles west-northwest of Lake Arrowhead, 86 miles from Los Angeles


Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area
Forest ServiceSan Bernardino National Forest
USGS TopoLake Arrowhead 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 900K
 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: The Pinnacles

Printable version of this route


(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 2 miles round trip cross-country
Gain: 600'
Time: 1 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, class 2 summit, easy
Navigation: Moderate
Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Route: May be ducked

Original: Paul A. Lipsohn, December 1974


  • Drive east on I-10 to I-215.
  • Drive north on I-215 to SR 210.
  • Drive 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, found 5 1/2 miles past 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 Valley Road.
  • 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). Continuing straight on SR 173 leads to The Pinnacles. Turn left (west) on 2N33. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 0.4 mile, pavement ends.
  • At 0.8 mile, fork. Passenger cars park here, adding 2 miles and 200' gain to the round trip. High clearance vehicles turn right and cross a stream.
  • At 1.3 miles, water tank on the left.
  • At 1.8 miles, fork. Park here.


  • From the parking area, take the right fork (2N33) and hike about 100 meters to where a culvert (evident on close inspection) passes under the road. A duck might be visible in the gully to the right of the road.
  • Follow a usually ducked route up the gully, heading generally north through boulders until west of bump 5398'.
  • Ascend the sometimes brushy ridgeline northwest to the summit, which is the farthest north of the rocky outcrops.

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