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24D

Anderson Peak

10,840'+

Location: San Bernardino County, about 11 miles northeast of Yucaipa, 89 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area
Forest ServiceSan Bernardino National Forest
USGS ToposForest Falls 7½, Big Bear Lake 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 1.6 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: San Bernardino Peak, San Bernardino East Peak, Shields Peak

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 13 miles round trip on trail
Gain: 4220'
Time: 7-8 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, strenuous

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, February 1973

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 26 miles to Jenks Lake Road on the right. Turn right (south).
  • Drive 0.3 mile to a fork at a sign "Forsee Creek Trail". Turn right (southwest).
  • Keep left at an immediate fork. Drive 0.5 mile farther to a parking lot at a sign "Forsee Creek Trail". Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (6720'), hike up the Forsee Creek Trail (1E06).
  • At about 1/4 mile you will pass a Wilderness Area sign. About 200 yards farther the trail forks. Go left (signed "Jackstraw Springs").
  • Proceed 5 1/2 miles to Trail Fork Springs at 10,400'.
  • Leave the trail here and hike south up the slope crossing the San Bernardino Peak Trail and on up to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

From San Bernardino East Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 1 1/2 miles one way on trail and cross-country
Gain: 360'
Time: 1 hour one way
Rating: Class 1

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, February 1973

DRIVING ROUTE 2

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the summit of San Bernardino East Peak, return to the trail and take it east past the junction with the Momyer Trail to the junction with the Forsee Creek Trail.
  • Leave the trail on the right and hike east up the slope to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 3

From Shields Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 1 1/2 miles one way on trail and cross-country
Gain: 300'
Time: 1 hour one way
Rating: Class 1

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, February 1973

DRIVING ROUTE 3

HIKING ROUTE 3

  • From the summit of Shields Peak, go west along the ridge, picking up the San Bernardino Peak Trail, and on to where a trail goes down on the right towards Trail Fork Springs.
  • Keep left and after about 200', leave the San Bernardino Peak Trail on the left and hike southwest up to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 4

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 16 miles round trip on trail
Gain: 5170'
Time: 8-9 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, very strenuous

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, February 1973

DRIVING ROUTE 4

  • 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).
  • Go 8.0 miles to the Mill Creek Ranger Station.
  • Continue east on SR 38 about 5 miles to the Valley of the Falls Road on the right. Turn right.
  • Drive 2.9 miles to a parking area on the left. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 4

  • From the parking area (5520'), hike up the Momyer Creek Trail (1E06) to its junction with the San Bernardino Peak Trail (1W07) in a saddle.
  • Turn right and follow the trail east about 1/4 mile to a fork.
  • Leave the trail here and hike east up the slope to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 5

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 8 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 4220'
Time: 7-8 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, strenuous

Original: Brian Richardson, 2015

DRIVING ROUTE 5

  • See driving instructions for Route One.

HIKING ROUTE 5

  • From the parking area (6720'), hike up the Forsee Creek Trail (1E06).
  • At about 1/4 mile you will pass a Wilderness Area sign. About 200 yards farther the trail forks. Go left (signed "Jackstraw Springs").
  • Proceed ½ mile to large and obvious switchback at 7100'.
  • Leave the trail here hike east, down into the wash. Head easterly approximately 200 yards, crossing the west fork of Barton Creek, to the prominent ridge starting on hiker's right.
  • Head south-southeasterly approximately ½ mile to elevation 8500' From here the ridge heads due south approximately 1 ¼ miles to Anderson Flat at elevation 10,500'.
  • Heading southwesterly, cross the San Bernardino Peak Trail and on up to the summit of Anderson.

Note: Any rock difficulties on the ridge are easily bypassed to the east (climber's left) It is approximately 3 ½ miles to Anderson Flat via the trail and ridge, and then ½ mile to the summit. Descending the Forsee Creek Trail instead of the ridge adds approximately 2 ½ miles to the trip.


SPECIAL CONDITIONS

If backpacking in the area, there is water at springs along the Forsee Creek Trail.

Wilderness permits are required for all routes. They are issued at Mill Creek Ranger Station, 9 miles from Redlands on SR 38. Day use permits are self-issue on the day of the hike or by mail. Overnight permits must be acquired in person or by mail.

Mill Creek Ranger Station
Route 1, Box 264
Mentone, CA 92359
(909) 794-1123

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