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23G

Onyx Peak #1

9113'

Location: San Bernardino County, about 12 miles southeast of Big Bear Lake, 105 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area
Forest ServiceSan Bernardino National Forest
USGS TopoOnyx Peak 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 600K
 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)

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 6 miles round trip on road
Gain: 650'
Time: 2 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Bob Cates, April 1977

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Take I-10 east past San Bernardino to the Orange Street exit (SR 38).
  • Go one block east, then go north (left) 0.5 mile to Lugonia Avenue. Turn right on SR 38 (east).
  • Continue east on SR 38 about 33 miles to 1N02, the road to Heart Bar Campground, on the right. Keep straight.
  • Continue 6.0 miles farther to Onyx Summit (8443'). Turn right on a dirt road. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area hike up the road (1N01).
  • At the junction with Pipes Road, keep right on 1N01A past a gate and continue to the summit.

HISTORICAL NOTES

The mountain and the road summit were named for an old onyx mine located on the desert side in Pipes Canyon.

History of Summit Signature

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Please report any corrections or changes to the Mountain Records Chair.


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