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Round Mountain


Location: San Bernardino County, about 10 miles southeast of Hesperia, 97 miles from Los Angeles


Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area
Forest ServiceSan Bernardino National Forest
USGS ToposLake Arrowhead 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
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 GPX file or Google Earth KML file to download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)
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Nearby Peaks: Luna Mountain, Rattlesnake Mountain

Printable version of this route


Distance: 1 mile round trip cross-country
Gain: 700'
Time: 1 hour round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: Dick Akawie and Al Campbell, September 1968


  • Drive east on I-10 and north on I-15 to the Hesperia turnoff.
  • Go east on Main Street in Hesperia for 7.2 miles to the "Y" junction of Rock Springs Road (on the left) and Arrowhead Lake Road (the main road continuing on the right).
  • Turn left (east) on Rock Springs Road. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 2.9 miles, a four-way stop at Kiowa Way. Continue straight as Rock Springs Road becomes Roundup Way.
  • At 5.9 miles, pavement ends. Continue east.
  • At 7.3 miles, intersection with the Bowen Ranch Road. Turn right (south).
  • At 8.2 miles, fork. Keep left.
  • At 9.4 miles, junction with Coxey Truck Trail (3N14), keep right. This is the turnoff for Rattlesnake Mountain. Note your odometer again and go as follows:
  • At 1.5 miles, cattle guard. Continue.
  • At 2.0 miles, a fork on the left just before a deep dip in the main road with a sign "Oak Spring" (also designated JF 3275). Turn left.
  • At 2.8 miles, road on left. Continue straight.
  • At 2.9 miles, fork. Turn right.
  • At 3.1 miles, a turn-around. Park here.


  • From the parking area (4600'), head south up the slope to the summit.


Round Mountain and the surrounding region was burned in the Willow Fire of 1999. As a result of the fire, the Bureau of Land Management closed public access to the Round Mountain area for over one year. (As of this writing, the area has been reopened.)

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