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Location: San Bernardino County, about 9 miles northwest of Morongo Valley, 102 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Onyx Peak 7½, Moonridge 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
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| ||Routes as shown on
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Nearby Peaks: Three Sisters, Heart Bar Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 8.8 miles round trip
- Gain: 1538'
- Time: 5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Jennifer Washington, May 2010
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').
- Large open space on right - park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (8443'), hike up the road on the right until junction of PCT reached, approximately 100 yards.
- Continue on PCT south. At 2 miles a wild animal preserve is encountered on your left. (One grizzly bear and a mountain
lion are visible.) The PCT passes through private property for the next 300 feet - crossing Rainbow Lane and continuing up a dirt road.
- At approximately 3 miles, the PCT jogs first to the left/east then right/south for 50 yards then abruptly
to the right/west and switchbacks for about a mile, where it climbs to 8750'.
- On the right a large open/flat gully joins the PCT, just before the trail heads downhill.
- It's a little more than 0.4 mile to the summit via the ducked use trail. Follow gully veering toward left
to avoid rocks/boulders.
- Continue west toward visible summit. Wysup Peak is the second summit block.