** Use at Your Own Risk **
See the Retired Peak Guides in the Archives for Microsoft Word and other versions of this peak guide.
Location: Riverside County, about 9 miles south-southeast of Idyllwild, 115 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Anza 7½, Idyllwild 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable PDF file - Approximately 2.8 megs|
| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)|
| ||Routes as shown on
CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)|
Nearby Peaks: Rouse Hill
Printable version of this route
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: None
- Gain: None
- Time: None
- Rating: Drive-up
Original: John Backus, May 1982
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- 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 5.2 miles to a dirt road (6S13) on the
right just past Lake Hemet. Turn right. Note your odometer and go as
- At 4.5 miles, fork with a sign "Thomas Mtn 3, Rouse Hill 7".
This is the turnoff for Rouse Hill. Keep
- At 7.4 miles, fork at a campground. Turn right.
- At 7.8 miles, park by a concrete foundation.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- Hike northwest along the ridgeline to the final campsite at
the farthest northwest extent of the camp road. The remnants of the
benchmark are conspicuously found on the flat rock three feet east
of the campsite post. There is usually no register.
The 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.