USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Riverside County, about 12 miles southeast of Idyllwild, 121 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Butterfly Peak 7½, Idyllwild7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
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| ||Routes as shown on
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(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 4.4 miles round trip on trail and use trail
- Gain: 1100' total, 900' out plus 200' on return
- Time: 3 1/2 - 4 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: easy
- Leader Rating: "I", normal conditions
Original: George Christiansen, Dave Comerzan and Mark Allen, July 2017
DRIVING ROUTE 3
- 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
- From the junction of SR 74 and SR 371 in Garner Valley, drive
east 1.0 mile on SR 74 to the signed PCT parking lot on the left (north)
side of the highway. 62500 Pines to Palms Hwy (SR74), Anza.
This is also the parking area for Route 1 for
Ken Point. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 3
- From the parking area (4919'), cross to the south side of the highway
and observe a gate accessing the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
- Pass through the gate, close it, and follow the PCT which initially
heads south, then contours around Lookout Mountain.
- After 0.5 mile the PCT reaches a shallow saddle (5040+').
- Continue downhill to a point 1.5 miles from SR74 (4880/4900') to a gully
that heads north toward the summit.
- Follow the gully approximately 1/3
mile to where the track leaves the gully to the left (steep for approximately
30 yards) to gain the ridge.
- Continue on the ridge to the summit approximately
0.7 mile after leaving the PCT.
Avoid hiking through the private property via previous Routes 1 and 2,
which cross private property and are now
fenced and closed to entry.