USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: San Bernardino County, about 7 miles west-northwest of Yucca Valley, 128 miles from Los Angeles
- Distance: 6 miles round trip on road, trail, and cross-country
- Gain: 1200'
- Time: 3 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
Original: Bill T. Russell, June 1989
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Drive east on I-10 past Banning to SR 62.
- Go north on SR 62 to Pioneertown Road in Yucca Valley. Turn left.
- Go north on Pioneertown Road 7.3 miles to Pipes Canyon Road. Turn
- Go 0.6 mile to a fork. Go right.
- Continue 0.3 mile farther to a parking area at a locked gate ("The
Pipes", UTM 421811). Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4460'), hike south past the locked gate, cross
the wash and hike up the jeep road to UTM 415800, which is about 3/4 mile
from the parking area.
- Here the jeep road ceases to go roughly southwest
up the broad ridge. Instead it turns south at a constant elevation.
the road on the right at a trail marked by the figure of a horse painted
on a rock and continue up the ridge on this trail.
- The trail ascends for
100', crosses the crest of the ridge, and descends into a broad wash. It
crosses the wash, and goes south up the wash to a saddle at UTM 406796. It
then goes on the south side of a bump to a saddle 250 meters to the
southwest at UTM 404787.
- Leave the trail here and go west up through some
rocks to the summit. On the return trip it is pleasant to descend the
broad ridge over elevation 5315'.