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Location: Riverside County, about 11 miles west of Palm Springs, 107 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County, San Jacinto Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Lake Fulmor 7½, San Jacinto Peak 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Black Mountain #1 (LO)
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 4 1/2 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 900'
- Time: 2 1/2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
Original: Al Campbell, June 1973
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Drive I-10 to Banning. Exit at 8th Street (SR 243). Note your
odometer and go as follows:
- At 0.2 mile, turn left.
- At 0.7 mile, turn right on San Gorgonio Avenue.
- At 1.4 miles, keep left on SR 243.
- At 9.1 miles, Poppet Flat Road goes right. Continue straight.
- At 11.6 miles, fork with 4S06 on the right. Keep straight.
- At 11.8 miles, pass the Vista Grande Ranger Station.
- At 12.8 miles, fork on the left with 2E05 and a sign "Black
Mountain Trail". Keep straight.
- At 15.6 miles, fork on the right with 2E35, Indian Mountain Road, and
This is the turnoff for Indian Mountain.
- At 16.9 miles, 4S01 on the left. Turn left. Note your odometer
and go as follows:
- At 1.5 miles, fork. Keep left.
- At 4.8 miles, fork with Black Mountain Road on the left. This is the
turnoff for Black Mountain #1 (LO).
Keep straight on 4S01.
- At 5.8 miles, Black Mountain Group Camp on the right.
- At 7.2 miles, fork. Turn sharp right.
- Continue a short distance to a parking lot for the Fuller Ridge
Trailhead of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the trailhead, hike east up the PCT about a mile along the north
side of the ridge to where a saddle appears off to the right (8040'+).
- Continue on the PCT another 0.6 mile
where there should be a duck on the right
side of the trail and a sometimes faint, but ducked use trail.
- Leave the trail here and go up the slope, keeping
somewhat to the right to follow occasional ducks, to the summit.