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23E

Meeks Mountain

6277'

Location: San Bernardino County, about 40 miles northeast of San Bernardino, 142 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity
USGS ToposBighorn Canyon 7½, Rattlesnake Canyon 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 1.7 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: Bighorn Mountains

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

Distance: 4 miles round trip on road and cross-country
Gain: 1000'
Time: 2-3 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: John Backus, January 1974

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • 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).
  • Drive 11.5 miles to the New Dixie Mine Road. Turn left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 8.0 miles, fork. Go either way as the roads rejoin after 1/4 mile.
  • At 8.6 miles, fork. Go straight.
  • At 9.2 miles, fork. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (5320'), hike southwest up the road about 500' to a fork.
  • Go right at this fork and hike about 1/2 mile, going through a junction to the end of the road at a burned out cabin site.
  • Continue up the jeep road southwest towards the peak. The peak is in view as a rounded summit with a smaller one to its left (south).
  • Leave the road wherever convenient and hike directly up to the summit.

NOTE

Meeks Mountain and the land surrounding it is private property and the owners request that their privacy be respected by using only the existing published route coming in from the North side and to please not enter or exit from the South, West, or East sides.


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