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Location: Riverside County, about 12 miles southeast of Idyllwild, 120 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County, San Jacinto Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Butterfly Peak 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||Routes as shown on
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Nearby Peaks: Butterfly Peak
- Distance: 2 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 550'
- Time: 2-3 hours round trip
- Navigation: Difficult
- Rating: Class 1, easy
Original: Wayne Bannister, December 2012
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- Take I-10 or SR 60 east to SR 79 in Beaumont. Take exit
south to SR 79.
- Go south on SR 79 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 (junction with Idyllwild Highway
- SR 243).
- Continue east on SR 74 for 10.5 miles to Devil's Ladder Road and
turn left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
- At 0.5 mile, reach an opening in a white fence. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (4590'+), hike east on a dirt road/easement toward a water tower.
After a approximately 1/4 miles the dirt road/easement crosses a paved road. Continue up the dirt road to the water tower.
- On the east side on of the water tower is a use trail going east to a ridge. The use trail is rocky and somewhat hard to follow.
- From the ridge follow the use trail northeast to the peak.