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Location: Riverside County, about 8 miles southeast of Idyllwild, 121 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Palm View Peak 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||Routes as shown on
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Nearby Peaks: Palm View Peak, Pyramid Peak, Pine Mountain #2, Lion Peak
- Distance: 2.5 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
- Gain: 1300'
- Time: 3 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 2, strenuous
Original: Wayne Bannister, April 2013
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- Go south on I-215 to the Ramona Expressway. Turn left (east).
- Go east and then southeast on the Ramona Expressway until it ends at
SR 74. Turn left (east).
- Go east on SR 74 to Mountain Center.
- Continue east on SR 74 for 8.7 miles to Morris Ranch Road on the
left at a fire station. Turn left.
- Go north on Morris Ranch Road for 4 miles past "Cedar Springs Trail"
until the pavement ends.
- Veer to the left onto a dirt road, Cedar Ave, for ¼ mile and park on the south side of the road.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From your parking spot, hike west on road a short distance to a green (unlocked) gate (at 5485').
- Go through the gate and follow the dirt road up along the National Forest Boundary west for ¼ mile.
- Exit the road on the right at 5640' and follow ducked use trail that contours north to a steep gully at 6100'.
- Hike northwest up the gully to elevation 6420' and exit on the right.
- Continue up across a brushy slope in a NNE direction toward a saddle at 6580'.
- Cross on the ridge to rocky area and follow a ducked route to the peak.