Islip Saddle to Throop Peak and Mt. Hawkins

Trailhead: Islip Saddle Trailhead

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Trails: Pacific Crest Trail, Throop Peak Hiker’s Trail, Mt. Hawkins Trail, Mt. Hawkins Ridge Hiker’s Trail.

Track map for Islip Saddle to Throop Peak and Mt. Hawkins from July 2017 using Backcountry Navigator (US Forest Service-2013 map) from my phone.

Stats: 11.3 miles, 2,698′ of gain and loss.

Last Hiked: 7-6-2017

Route Description:  Take the Pacific Crest Trail from Islip Saddle up to Little Jimmy Campground.  At Little Jimmy Campground, there are two options to continue. To continue on the Pacific Crest Trail to Windy Gap, follow the trail that leads away from Little Jimmy Campground. Little Jimmy Springs with year round filterable water is between Little Jimmy Campground and Windy Gap. At Windy Gap, continue following the Pacific Crest Trail up past to the junction with the Hawkins Ridge Trail, past the unmarked junction with the Mt. Hawkins Trail, to the unmarked junction with the Throop Peak Trail located prior to reaching the marked junction with the Dawson Saddle Trail. Follow the Throop Peak Trail up to the peak and then retrace your steps back down to the Pacific Crest Trail. Continue retracing your steps back to the unmarked junction with the Mt. Hawkins Trail and follow that trail to the peak. From Mt. Hawkins, follow the hiker’s trail down the ridge until it meets up with the Pacific Crest Trail. At the Pacific Crest Trail, retrace your steps back to Islip Saddle.

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