Dawson Saddle to Mt. Lewis and Throop Peak

Trailhead: Dawson Saddle

Mt. Lewis is a comparatively small bump accessed via a steep use trail across Angeles Crest Highway from the trailhead leading to Throop Peak. I suggest hiking to Mt. Lewis first as a warm up for the longer portion of the hike leading to Throop Peak.

Trail: Steep use trail from Dawson Saddle to Mt. Lewis and back followed by hiking to Throop Peak from the trailhead across Angeles Crest Highway.

Stats: 1.0 mile, 493′ of gain and loss Round Trip from Dawson Saddle to Mt. Lewis. Trailhead to Throop Peak: 2.1 miles, 1235′ gain, Throop Peak to Trailhead: 2.1 miles, 1235′ loss.  Round trip: 5.2 miles, 1728′ of gain and loss.

Last Hiked: 10-26-14

Route description with trail segment pages: From Dawson Saddle, follow the Mt. Lewis Use Trail to the peak and return. Cross Angeles Crest Highway and follow the Dawson Saddle Trail to the junction that forms a T-intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail. At the PCT, turn right and look for the Throop Peak Use Trail and follow that to the summit.

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The Mt. Lewis trailhead is accessed from the west side of the building at Dawson Saddle.

Trailhead to Mt. Lewis

Trailhead to Mt. Lewis

 

View from the steep Mt. Lewis use trail. Note the trail goes from bottom to top on the left side of this photo.

View from the steep Mt. Lewis use trail. Note the trail goes from bottom to top on the left side of this photo.

 

View from one of the trailheads from Dawson Saddle. Both lead to the Dawson Saddle Trail and are about the same distance.

View from the Dawson Saddle Trail


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