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Location: San Bernardino County, about 10 miles east of Big Bear City, 120 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Rattlesnake Canyon 7½, Big Bear City 7½, Onyx Peak 7½|
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| ||Routes as shown on
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Nearby Peaks: Tip Top Mountain, Granite Peaks, Black Mountain #4
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 1.2 miles round trip cross-country
- Gain: 300'
- Time: 1 hour round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz and John Backus, December 1974
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- From Big Bear City, drive northeast on SR 18 about 6 miles to
3N03 (dirt) on the right. Turn right.
High clearance recommended on for all dirt roads in this area.
Note your odometer and go as
- At 1.3 miles, fork 3N07Y to the right. Keep straight.
- At 3.3 miles and 3.6 miles, forks on the left to Smarts Ranch. Keep
- At 5.0 miles, you cross Arrastre Creek.
- At 5.1 miles, fork. Go left.
- At 5.2 miles, fork. This is the turnoff for
Granite Peaks. Keep straight.
- At 7.4 miles, fork in a saddle with 2N02 on the right. Keep straight.
- At 7.7 miles, fork with 2N90 on the left. This is the turnoff for
Tip Top Mountain. Keep straight.
- At 9.3 miles, a clearing below the road on the right. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (6800'), hike east up along the slope of a ridge,
passing some gullies and mine prospects, and coming into the saddle
west-northwest of the peak.
- Turn right and continue along the ridge over a
minor bump to the summit. The summit is not visible from the parking area.