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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|
|Official HPS Maps
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Nearby Peaks: Lake Peak, Grinnell Mountain
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 8 miles round trip cross-country
- Gain: 3400' total, 2700' out plus 700' on return
- Time: 7-9 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
- Navigation: Very difficult
- Route Finding: Very difficult
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Original: Byron Prinzmetal, August 2002
DRIVING ROUTE 3
- 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 3
- From the parking area, hike south and then west to the saddle
just south of bump 8490'.
- Hike up the steep ridge to bump 9580' and then turn southeast
and hike down to the saddle at 9450'.
- From the saddle at 9450', hike up the ridge southwest to the original HPS
10K summit at 9930'.
- From the original summit, hike generally west and northwest along the
ridge passing bumps 9880', 9971', and 10,060' to the current summit.