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Location: San Bernardino County, about 6 miles west of the town of Big Bear Lake, 87 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, Keller Peak 7½|
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- Distance: 4 miles round trip on firebreak, road, and trail
- Gain: 1300'
- Time: 2 1/2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Moderate
Original: John Backus, January 1980
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Drive east on I-10 to SR 210.
- Drive north on SR 210 (signed "West") to SR 330.
- Drive north on SR 330 to SR 18 at the town of Running Springs.
- Drive east on SR 18 to the entrance of Snow Valley and 1.8 miles
farther to Lake View Point Saddle. Park on the left (west). Do not park
on the fire road next to the parking area.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (7117'), climb north up the firebreak,
past a radio tower.
- At about 7700', the firebreak goes along
the left side of the ridge, then swings around to the right and heads
toward the top of elevation 7840'+.
- Go to the top of this bump, then drop
down into the saddle north of it.
- Continue up the firebreak to
8000'+, where a jeep road comes in from the left at a triangular metal
- Follow this road down into a second saddle, then
around to the left for about 200 yards to where it meets another road
coming up from below.
- Turn right and follow this road up past elevation
8095', down across a small valley, and up toward the rocky summit of
- Where the summit comes into view, the road forks at a 7 foot high
boulder with a duck on top.
- Turn left at the fork and follow the road over
a ridge and up to a second ridge north of the summit.
- From there follow a
ducked trail south up to the summit.