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Location: San Bernardino County, about 11 miles northeast of Yucaipa, 89 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Forest Falls 7½, Big Bear Lake 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: San Bernardino Peak, San Bernardino East Peak, Shields Peak
(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).
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.