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Luna Mountain


Location: San Bernardino County about 11 miles east-southeast of Hesperia, 101 miles from Los Angeles


Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area
Forest ServiceSan Bernardino National Forest
USGS ToposLake Arrowhead 7½, Butler Peak 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)
 Routes as shown on CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)

Nearby Peaks: Round Mountain, Rattlesnake Mountain

Printable version of this route


(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 3 miles round trip cross-country
Gain: 800'
Time: 2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell - November 1972


  • 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 left. Note your odometer again and go as follows:
  • At 4.4 miles, pass through a gate.
  • At 4.9 miles, parking area on the right. This is the parking spot for Rattlesnake Mountain.
  • At 5.0 miles, fork. Turn right on 3N59.
  • At 5.9 miles, fork. Keep left.
  • At 6.5 miles, park where a jeep road forks to the right.


  • From the parking area (5234'), hike west down across the small canyon and continue up to the summit which is in view and is marked by a tall pole.

Printable version of this route


(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 2 miles round trip on road and cross-country
Gain: 900'
Time: 2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Charlie Knapke, December 1995


  • Follow the instructions for Route 1 until the junction with 3N14 at 9.4 miles. Instead of going left, keep right. 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. Turn left.
  • At 2.9 miles, fork. This is the turnoff for Round Mountain. Keep straight.
  • At 3.4 miles, forks to right then left. Keep straight.
  • At 3.8 miles, fork to the left just before a ranch with a lot of junk Volkswagen cars. Turn left.
  • At 4.1 miles, fork. Passenger vehicles may wish to park here and continue on foot. Turn right and proceed over a steep hill.
  • At 4.6 miles, a parking area just before the road turns right and goes downhill. Park here (UTM 883013).


  • From the parking area (5050'), head south up the slope to where you meet a road.
  • Turn left (east) on this road and hike about 1/2 mile to where the road begins to level off.
  • Leave the road on the right and hike south up the slope gaining the summit ridge.
  • Continue south along this ridge to the summit which is marked by a telephone pole with a radio repeater.

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