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Location: Riverside County, about 12 miles southeast of Idyllwild, 122 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County, San Jacinto Mountain Area|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Butterfly Peak 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Butterfly Peak, Rock Point
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 16 miles round trip on trail, road, and cross-country
- Gain: 2600' total, 2200' out plus 400' on return
- Time: 8-9 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
Original: Terri Sutor, January 1992
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take SR 60 east to I-215.
- 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 12.5 miles to the intersection with SR
371 on the right.
- Continue east on SR 74 about 1.0 mile to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
on the left. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the trailhead (4950'), hike north on the PCT for about 5 miles to
where it crosses a dirt road.
- Continue north on the PCT another mile to a
trail junction just before a gate across the trail.
- Turn right at this
junction and hike southeast along this trail past the remains of another
gate for about 1.0 mile through two saddles to a duck on the left where a
faint use trail goes up through the brush (UTM 413190).
- Hike up this use trail to the ridge.
- Turn right and hike up over a false summit and then on to the peak.