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Location: San Bernardino County, about 41 miles northeast of San Bernardino, 143 miles from Los Angeles
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|USGS Topos||Rattlesnake Canyon 7½, Bighorn Canyon 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Meeks Mountain
- Distance: 6 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 2600'
- Time: 4 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 2, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Original: Byron Prinzmetal and Dorothy Danziger, March 2001
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- Take I-10 east through Banning to SR 62.
- Go north and east on SR 62 to SR 247 in Yucca Valley.
- Go left (north) and drive 23.6 miles on SR 247 to Bighorn Road (dirt)
on the left. Turn left (south). Note your odometer and go as follows:
- At 2.0 miles there is an intersection. Turn right on Cholla Avenue.
- At 2.1 miles there is a fork (this is the fork up Bighorn Canyon).
- Go about 100 yards farther on Cholla Avenue and turn left on an
unsigned road. Passenger cars should park here.
- High clearance vehicles may proceed about 1.2 miles farther but must
not enter the Wilderness at the 3880' contour. This road begins in good
shape but begins to become rocky as you travel south.
The Bighorn Road turnoff on SR 247 can be reached by the following
shorter route from Los Angeles.
- Drive north on I-15 towards Hesperia and exit Bear Valley Road.
- Go east (right) on Bear Valley Road 12.8 miles to SR 18.
- Go east (right) on SR 18 10.8 miles to SR 247.
- Continue east on SR 247 approximately 21.7 miles to Bighorn Canyon
Road and proceed as described above.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the 2WD parking area (about 3310'), hike south up the road
crossing a big wash until the road ends at an old mine.
- Turn south and hike up
the hill to a bump, go west about 100 yards to a saddle and north up the
ridge to its end at 4800'.
- Turn southwest and hike up the slope
to the ridge that runs generally north from the summit. Hike this ridge to
Be sure to note your way as you go up, as the ridges can be confusing on
the way down.