Vetter Mountain is a fire lookout offering excellent views in all directions. The lookout is the high point within a relatively hilly area looking over smaller hills and valleys over a long distance. However, it is also lower than most peaks seen further off into the distance. So, the views are simultaneously both expansive and enclosed. The only exception is that on a clear day, the ocean can be seen through a low point in the range east of Mt. Wilson. There is a picnic area on Vetter Mountain as well as several picnic areas along the way leading to it.
The shortest route to Vetter Mountain is to take the hike up the road up from the parking area at Charlton Flats.
Another option is to take the Silver Moccasin Trail down to Big Tujunga Creek and up to its junction at Charlton Flats and then proceed to Vetter Mountain.
A car shuttle option would cover all the above mentioned territory but with less miles than completing a round trip using the Silver Moccasin Trail.