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Location: San Bernardino County, about 14 miles north-northeast of Banning, 103 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest, A Guide to the San Gorgonio Wilderness|
|USGS Topos||San Gorgonio Mountain 7½, Moonridge 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Lake Peak, Grinnell Mountain
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 11 1/2 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 2600'
- Time: 6-7 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
- Navigation: Moderate
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Original: Paul A. Lipsohn, December 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 33 miles to 1N02 on the right, 1 mile
past the first entrance to Heart Bar Campground. Turn right. Note your
odometer and go as follows:
- At 1.2 miles, fork. Go right on 1N05, signed "Fish Creek".
- At 2.8 miles, Aspen Grove Trail 2E05 goes west. Continue on the road.
Note: The hike can be started here, adding about 3 miles round trip and
500' of gain, but saving 10 miles of dirt road driving.
- At 6.9 miles, fork. Go right.
- At 7.2 miles, fork. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) crosses the road here. Go right.
- At 7.6 miles, fork. Go right.
- At 7.7 miles, Fish Creek Trailhead (1W07). Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (8120'), hike on trail 1W07 southwest 1/2 mile
to a junction with the Aspen Grove Trail (8040').
- Keep left on 1W07 and
continue about 4 miles to Fish Creek Saddle at 9805'.
- Hike south up to the
top of the ridge at 10,080'.
- Turn left. (Turn right (west) to go to Lake
- Hike east along the ridge to a saddle at 9800'-.
- Continue east up to
It is possible to descend from the saddle west of the peak
down to the trail on the return. This route is a steep, loose