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Location: San Bernardino County, about 10 miles northwest of Fawnskin, 110 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Butler Peak 7½, Lake Arrowhead 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||Viewable JPG file - Approximately 710K|
| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
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| ||Routes as shown on
CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)|
Nearby Peaks: Shay Mountain, Little Shay Mountain, Ingham Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 4 miles round trip on road, trail, and cross-country
- Gain: 1800' total, 1300' out plus 500' on return
- Time: 3-5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, November 1972
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Drive to the town of Lake Arrowhead, taking SR 210 past San Bernardino to the
SR 18/NWaterman Ave exit.
Turn left (north) on SR 18 for 7.8 miles to SR 173 (just past Rim of the World High School.)
- Turn left on SR 173 for 3.2 miles, veering left at the intersection with SR 189.
- Go right at highway sign "Cedar Glen®" on to Hook Creek Road.
- Go 2.3 miles to the end of civilization as we know it signed 2N26Y.
Note your odometer and go as follows (on narrow pavement with speed
- At 0.8 mile, fork at end of pavement, with cabin on right. Go left.
- At 0.9 mile, junction 3N34. Go left on 3N34.
- At 1.1 miles, junction 3N34C. Go left on 3N34.
- At 2.0 miles, fork, 2N25 goes left. Go right, through an open gate.
- At 3.3 miles, fork. 3N34 goes left. Go right on 3N34D.
- At 4.3 miles, park in a large parking area just before a locked iron
Note: the road was improved for fighting the Willow Fire of August
1998. High clearance is required, but not 4WD at this time.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4720'), hike east down the road about 1/2
mile to where a trail leaves the road on the right side.
- Go down this
trail to a junction with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) at 4240'+.
- Turn right
and follow this trail about 100 yards to where another trail descends on
the left into a gully.
- Descend this gully down to Deep Creek and cross the
creek (wet crossing, possible high water) to the base of a ridge at UTM
887950. This point is between the words "Deep" and "Creek"
on the Butler Peak topo map. This ridge is the narrow ridge just south of
the gully leading to Devils Hole. Do not go too far south, as the walls of
Deep Creek gorge become very steep.
- Start up the ridge (steep for the
first 300'). There are prominent deer trails through the brush.
up the ridge to the summit.