USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: San Bernardino County, about 7 miles west-northwest of Yucca Valley, 128 miles from Los Angeles
- Distance: 8 miles round trip on road, trail, and cross-country
- Gain: 1300'
- Time: 3-4 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
Original: Dick Akawie and Al Campbell, September 1968
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- 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 2
- From the parking area (4460'), hike west down the road into Pipes Canyon
about 2 miles to where the canyon bottom widens out and a prominent canyon
comes down from the south-southeast.
- At the point where the road forks and
a wash goes off to the left (south), go up the wash and follow ducks to
pick up an old trail which goes south-southeast up the canyon.
- Follow it
about 1/2 mile to a saddle at 5200'+. Then follow the trail up the
slope southeast to the saddle northeast of elevation 5490'.
- From here, contour
southeast over two more bumps to the fourth bump, which is the summit. The
register is on the east end.