USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: San Bernardino County, about 1 1/2 miles west of Fawnskin, 100 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Fawnskin 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable PDF file - Approximately 2.2 megs|
| ||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: Crafts Peak, Butler Peak (LO), Little Bear Peak, Delamar Mountain
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 6 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 1200'
- Time: 2 1/2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Carleton Shay, July 1996
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 dam at Big Bear Lake. Turn left on SR 38.
- Drive on SR 38 to the Grays Peak trailhead
parking lot on the left across from the
Grout Bay Picnic area just before the town of Fawnskin. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (6760'), hike up
the trail as it goes parallel to the highway for a while and then heads
west and joins and follows old roads shown on the topo.
- It then becomes
trail again. It crosses our ducked Route 2 in three places, and approaches
the final peak from the east, not continuing all the way to the summit but
rather to a viewpoint.
- Leave the trail and continue cross-country up to the summit.
The trailhead for Route 1 is closed to all public use from November
1st to April 1st of each year. This closure is being implemented to
protect the breeding grounds of endangered birds.
The parking area is sometimes closed, even after the eagle closure
has been lifted.