** 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 13 miles south-southwest of Palm Desert, 130 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Riverside County|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topos||Toro Peak 7½, Butterfly Peak 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable PDF file - Approximately 510K|
| ||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: Toro Peak
Printable version of this route
- Distance: None
- Gain: None
- Time: None
- Rating: Drive-up
Original: John Backus, 1968
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 5.2 miles to a dirt road 7S02 on the right
signed "Santa Rosa Mtn.". Turn right. Note your
odometer and go as follows:
- At 8.3 miles, fork to a campground. Keep straight.
- At 8.5 miles, fork to Santa Rosa Spring. Go right.
- At 9.8 miles, fork. Turn sharp right.
- At 10.5 miles, the end of the road at a log cabin. This is the
7S02 may be closed during fire season or rainy season, and is
treacherously icy in winter. For road condition, check with the
Forest Service in Idyllwild,
NATURAL HISTORICAL NOTE
Note the rustic notices regarding forest fire hazards, which were
originally placed by Desert Steve Ragsdale (colorful founder of Desert
Center) when he worked as a seasonal ranger in the 1930's and 40's.
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.