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Location: Riverside County, about 11 miles south-southwest of Idyllwild, 125 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Cahuilla Mtn 7½|
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Nearby Peaks: Cahuilla Mountain
Printable version of this route
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 2 1/2 miles round trip on use trail and cross-country
- Gain: 700'
- Time: 2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Moderate
Original: Ham Barhydt, September 1977
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- 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
- 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 at the junction with Idyllwild Highway
- Continue east on SR 74 for 12.5 miles to the intersection with SR
371 on the right. Turn right.
- Go 9.5 miles on SR 371 to Cary Road on the right. Turn right. Note
your odometer and go as follows:
- At 3.7 miles, fork, with sign "Tripp Flats". Go left
- At 4.5 miles, fork, with Tripp Flats Station on the right. Go left
(west) on 6S22, through a gate.
- At 6.1 miles, saddle and road fork. This is the parking for
- At 6.2 miles, fork. Go right on 6S22.
- At 7.5 miles, fork with sign "Allesandro Trail". Park here.
- Take I-15 south to Temecula.
- Go east on SR 79 about 17 miles to Aguanga. Turn left on SR 371.
- Go northeast on SR 371 for 11 1/4 miles to Cary Road. Turn left.
- Continue as in the northern approach.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (4520'+), begin hiking on an obvious
trail leaving to the west.
- After a short distance, look for a boulder where a clipped
and ducked use trail leaves the main trail and heads
west-northwest following the ridge to the top of the
prominent bump 4930'.
- From here,
follow the trail along the ridge west-southwest around a rocky bump, up
over elevation 4920'+, down into a saddle, and up to the summit.
With the passage of time ducks disappear and brush regrows. The hiker
should be prepared to find no ducks in place and the route completely
overgrown with brush. Conditions in the field are dynamic and changes over
time are to be expected.
Dirt roads in the area may be closed for fire or rainy season. Check
with the Forest Service in Idyllwild:
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.