Peak Bagging Routes

Totals: 64 Peaks, 167 Routes

Angeles Forest Peak List in Alphabetical Order

Peaks Outside Angeles Forest in Alphabetical Order

Posts: Why I Created My Peak Bagging Resume


MY PEAK BAGGING RESUME IN ELEVATION ORDER


Mt. Whitney: Elevation 14505′–Inyo National Forest (Sierras)

  1. → Backpacking Trip. Day one: Car Camp at Whitney Portal. Day two: Whitney Portal to Trail Camp. Day three: Trail Camp to Mt. Whitney down to Whitney Portal: 22 miles, 6486′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 8-13-2012.

White Mountain: Elevation 14246′–Inyo National Forest (White Mountains)

  1. From the trailhead at the gate 2 miles below the White Mountain Research Station, Barcroft Laboratory, University of CA, I hiked to the Peak following the road; 15 miles, 3375′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 7-9-2016.

Mt. San Gorgonio: Elevation 11502′–San Gorgonio Wilderness

  1. → Backpacking Trip. Day one: Vivian Creek Trail to Mt. San Gorgonio. Day two: Mt. San Gorgonio to Dry Lake via the Sky High Trail; the Dry Lake Trail and South Fork Trail to South Fork; Shuttle Hike: 20.7 miles, 5422′ gain, 4622′ loss. First Hike: 5-13-2013.

Alta Peak: Elevation 11204′–Sequoia National Park

  1. → Backpacking Trip: Day one: Starting from the Sherman Tree parking lot, Congress Trail to Alta Trail to Mehrton Meadow. Day Two: Mehrton Meadow up to Alta Peak, down to Panther Gap, down the Lakes Trail to the Wolverton parking lot; Shuttle Hike: 15.2 miles, 4450′ gain. First Hike: 7-13-2013.

Mt. San Jacinto: Elevation 10834′–Mt. San Jacinto State Park

  1. From Mountain Station (via the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway) to Mt. San Jacinto and back: 11 miles, 2500′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 7-2-2016
  2. → Backpacking Trip: Day one: Marion Mountain Trail up to Little Round Valley, set up camp; hike to Mt. San Jacinto and back. Day two: Little Round Valley down to Marion Mountain trailhead: 11.8 miles, 4534′ gain and loss. First Hike: 6-23-2013.
  3. → Backpacking Trip. Day one: Humber Park Trailhead: Devil’s Slide Trail up to Pacific Crest Trail up to Wellman Divide Trail up to Wellman Divide; down to Round Valley. Day two: Round Valley up to Mt. San Jacinto; down to Little Round Valley, down to Pacific Crest Trail down to Devil’s Slide Trail down to Humber Park. 22.2 miles, 6224′ gain. First Hike: 7-25-2012.

San Bernardino Peak: Elevation 10649′–San Gorgonio Wilderness

  1. San Bernardino Peak Trail from Angelus Oaks to San Bernardino Peak: 16 miles, 4700′ of gain and loss. First Hike 7-28-2016.
  2. → Backpacking Trip. Day one: Angelus Oaks to Limber Pine Bench to set up camp. Limber Pine Bench to Limber Pine Springs and back for water. Day two: Limber Pine Bench up to San Bernardino Peak (west trail up, east trail down to form a loop at the peak); then, down to Angelus Oaks: 18 miles, 4900′ gain and loss. First Hike: 6-1-2013

Mt. Baldy (aka Mt. San Antonio): Elevation 10064′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Baldy Notch (via ski lift) to Mt. Baldy and back via Devil’s Backbone Trail: 6.4 miles, 2224′ gain and loss. First Hike: 7-25-2012.
  2. Manker Flats up to Baldy Bowl Trail up to Register Ridge Trail up to Mt. Harwood up to Mt. Baldy; down Baldy Bowl Trail exploring the crash site: About 8.2 miles, 4675′ gain and loss. First Hike: 7-9-2012.
  3. Baldy Bowl Trail (aka Ski Hut Trail) to Mt. Baldy: 8.4 miles, 3904′ gain. First Hike: 5-23-2011.
  4. Baldy Bowl Trail and Devils Backbone Trail Loop to Mt. Baldy: 11 miles, 3904′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 10-27-2011.
  5. Manker Flats: Road to Baldy Bowl Trail to Mt. Baldy; round trip to West Mt. Baldy; down Devil’s Backbone to Baldy Notch, down road to Manker Flats: 12.1 miles, 4279′ gain and loss. First Hike: 9-24-2012.
  6. Manker Flats: Road to JCT San Antonio Falls; Round Trip to San Antonio Falls, Road to Baldy Notch, Devils Backbone Trail to Mt. Baldy, Round Trip to West Mt. Baldy and back, Baldy Bowl Trail to Manker Flats: 12.25 miles, 4325′ gain and loss. First Hike: 9-7-2011.
  7. Manker Flats: Road to to Mt. Baldy via the Baldy Bowl Trail; down the North Backbone Trail to the saddle with Dawson Peak; back up to Mt. Baldy, down Devil’s Backbone to Baldy Notch and down the road to Manker Flats: 12.5 miles, 5190′ gain and loss. First Hike: 6-6-2012.
  8. Mt. Baldy Trail (aka Bear Canyon Trail) from Visitors Center to Mt. Baldy and back: 13 miles, 5745′ gain. First HIke: 9-22-2011.
  9. Icehouse Canyon up to Icehouse Saddle; Three T’s to Mt. Baldy and down to Manker Flats; Shuttle Hike: 16.4 miles, 6784′ gain, 5524′. First Hike: 5-16-2012.
  10. Blue Ridge Campground, Pacific Crest Trail to North Backbone Trail to Mt. Baldy (didn’t summit Pine Mountain or Dawson Peak); back down North Backbone Trail and followed the road back to Blue Ridge Campground: 18.4 miles, 4822′ gain and loss. First Hike: 10-19-2011.

West Mt. Baldy: Elevation 9988′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Manker Flats: Road to Baldy Bowl Trail to Mt. Baldy; round trip to West Mt. Baldy; down Devil’s Backbone to Baldy Notch, down road to Manker Flats: 12.1 miles, 4279′ gain and loss. First Hike: 9-24-2012.
  2. Manker Flats: Road to JCT San Antonio Falls; Round Trip to San Antonio Falls, Road to Baldy Notch, Devils Backbone Trail to Mt. Baldy, Round Trip to West Mt. Baldy and back, Baldy Bowl Trail to Manker Flats: 12.25 miles, 4325′ gain and loss. First HIke: 9-7-2011.

Mt. Harwood: Elevation 9552′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Manker Flats up to Baldy Bowl Trail up to Register Ridge Trail up to Mt. Harwood up to Mt. Baldy; down Baldy Bowl Trail exploring the crash site: About 8.2 miles, 4675′ gain and loss. First Hike: 7-9-2012.

Mt. Baden-Powell: Elevation 9399′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Vincent Gap to Mt. Baden-Powell: 7.6 miles, 2814′ gain and loss. First Hike: 7-20-2011.
  2. Dawson Saddle to Mt. Burnham to Mt. Baden-Powell and back (PCT around Mt. Burnham): 8.7 miles, 2333′ gain and loss: First Hike: 10-1-2011.
  3. Dawson Saddle to Mt. Baden-Powell: 8.8 miles, 2236′ gain and loss. First Hike: 6-2-2012.
  4. Dawson Saddle to Mt. Burnham to Mt. Baden-Powell and back (PCT around Mt. Burnham), up to Throop Peak and down to Dawson Saddle: 9 miles, 2680′ gain and loss. First Hike: 5-27-2013.
  5. Vincent Gap to Mt. Baden-Powell, follow the east ridge down to the PCT and to Mt. Burnham. Follow the PCT the entire way back to Vincent Gap (skipping a re-summit of Mt. Baden-Powell: 10 miles, 3456′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 9-11-2016.
  6. Vincent Gap up to Mt. Baden-Powell; down to Mt. Burnham, Throop Peak, Mt. Hawkins and Islip Saddle; Shuttle Hike: 12.3 miles, 3750′ gain, 3665′ loss. First Hike: 7-7-2013.
  7. Vincent Gap up to Mt. Baden Powell down to the JCT with the Hawkins Ridge Trail back to Vincent Gap: 15.8 miles, 4411′ gain and loss. First Hike: 7-13-2011.
  8. Islip Saddle up to Throop Peak, Mt. Burnham, Mt. Baden-Powell and back down to Mt. Hawkins, Mt. Islip, and Islip Saddle: 18.2 miles, 4662′ gain and Loss. First Hike: 10-8-2011.

Throop Peak: Elevation 9138′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Dawson Saddle to Throop Peak: 4.2 miles, 1235′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 5-19-2012.
  2. Dawson Saddle To Mt. Lewis and Throop Peak: 5.2 miles, 1728′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 10-25-2014.
  3. Dawson Saddle to Mt. Burnham to Mt. Baden-Powell and back (PCT around Mt. Burnham), up to Throop Peak and down to Dawson Saddle: 9 miles, 2680′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 5-27-2013.
  4. Dawson Saddle to Throop Peak (up the ridge due to icy snow on the Dawson Saddle Trail along the north face of Throop Peak), PCT to Mt. Hawkins, down to Copter Ridge following the ridge (of the same name) leading down from Mt. Hawkins, back up to Mt. Hawkins, back up to Throop Peak (which I would skip on the way back without snow or with microspikes), and down to Dawson Saddle: 10.8 miles, 3235′ gain and loss. First Hike: 4-18-2015.
  5. Islip Saddle Trailhead: Pacific Crest Trail to Throop Peak and back: 11.2 miles, 2578′ gain. First Hike: 9-16-2012.
  6. Islip Saddle to Throop Peak and Mt. Hawkins: 11.3 miles, 2698′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 8-28-2016.
  7. Crystal Lake Campground to Throop Peak and Mt. Hawkins: 11.5 miles, 3,540′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 6-2-2017.
  8. Dawson Saddle Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail to Mt. Hawkins to the Hawkins Ridge Trail to Middle Mt. Hawkins and South Mt. Hawkins. On the way back, summit Throop Peak and followed its west ridge down to the Dawson Saddle Trail: 13.2 miles, 3420′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 9-18-2016.
  9. → Backpacking Trip. Day one: Islip Saddle to Little Jimmy and set up camp. Little Jimmy to Mt. Islip and back. Day two: Little Jimmy to Throop Peak and back; down to Islip Saddle: 13.6 miles, 3268′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 5-30-2014.
  10. Islip Saddle up to Throop Peak, Mt. Burnham, Mt. Baden-Powell and back down to Mt. Hawkins, Mt. Islip, and Islip Saddle: 18.2 miles, 4662′ of gain and Loss. First Hike: 10-8-2011.

Mt. Burnham: Elevation 8997′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Dawson Saddle to Mt. Burnham to Mt. Baden-Powell and back (PCT around Mt. Burnham): 8.7 miles, 2333′ of gain and loss: First Hike: 10-1-2011.
  2. Dawson Saddle to Mt. Burnham to Mt. Baden-Powell and back (PCT around Mt. Burnham), up to Throop Peak and down to Dawson Saddle: 9 miles, 2680′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 5-27-2013.
  3. Vincent Gap to Mt. Baden-Powell, follow the east ridge down to the PCT and to Mt. Burnham. Follow the PCT the entire way back to Vincent Gap (skipping a re-summit of Mt. Baden-Powell: 10 miles, 3456′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 9-11-2016.
  4. Islip Saddle up to Throop Peak, Mt. Burnham, Mt. Baden-Powell and back down to Mt. Hawkins, Mt. Islip, and Islip Saddle: 18.2 miles, 4662′ gain and Loss. First Hike: 10-8-2011.

Telegraph Peak: Elevation 8985′–Angeles National Forest

  1. From Baldy Notch reached by ski lift, I hiked the Three Tees Trail to Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain and returned the same way but without re-summiting the peaks. Stats: 10.5 miles, 3407′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 10-3-2016.
  2. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Telegraph Peak to Thunder Mountain; down to Baldy Notch (dinner at the restaurant); ski lift down to Mt. Baldy road; hike down to Icehouse Canyon: 12.1 miles, 4717′ gain, 3197′ loss. First Hike: 7-28-2013.
  3. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Timber Mountain to Telegraph Peak; return the same way: 13.2 miles, 4915′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 7-14-2016
  4. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Telegraph Peak; down to Icehouse Saddle, down Chapman Trail to Icehouse Canyon: 14.4 miles, 4690′ gain. First Hike: 8-20-2011.

Cucamonga Peak: Elevation 8859′–San Bernardino National Forest (accessed most often from Icehouse Canyon in Angeles National Forest)

  1. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Cucamonga Peak: down the same way: 12 miles, 4060′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 6-2-2016.
  2. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Cucamonga Peak; down to Icehouse Saddle, Chapman Trail down to Icehouse Canyon: 13.6 miles, 4060′ gain. First Hike: 10-12-2011.
  3. → Backpacking Trip. Day One: Icehouse Canyon to Kelly Camp. Day Two: Kelly Camp up to Ontario Peak; down to the saddle with Bighorn Peak; round trip hike to Bighorn Peak, down to Kelly Camp to pack up gear. Kelly Camp down to Icehouse Saddle, up to Cucamonga Peak and back; up to Timber Mountain and back; down to Icehouse Canyon Trailhead: 20.4 miles, 6560′ gain and loss. First Hike: 7-20-2012.
  4. → Backpacking Trip. Day one: Icehouse Canyon to Kelly Camp. Day two: Kelly Camp down to Icehouse Saddle, up to Cucamonga Peak, down to lower JCT with Chapman Trail via Icehouse Canyon (to meet others); back up Icehouse Canyon (stopping to get water at Columbine Springs) to Kelly Camp. Day three: Kelly Camp up to Ontario Peak, down to saddle with Bighorn Peak; round trip to Bighorn Peak; down to Kelly Camp, down Icehouse Canyon to trailhead: 25.4 miles, 8075′ gain. First Hike: 5-17-2013.

Thunder Mountain: Elevation 8587′–Angeles National Forest

  1. From Baldy Notch reached by ski lift, I hiked the Three Tees Trail to Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain and returned the same way but without re-summiting the peaks. Stats: 10.5 miles, 3407′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 10-3-2016.
  2. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Telegraph Peak to Thunder Mountain; down to Baldy Notch (dinner at restaurant); ski lift down to Mt. Baldy road; hike down to Icehouse Canyon: 12.1 miles, 4717′ gain, 3197′ loss. First Hike: 7-28-2013.
  3. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Thunder Mountain and back: 15.1 miles, 5412′ gain and loss. First HIke: 8-31-2011.

Mt. Hawkins: Elevation 8850′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Dawson Saddle to Pacific Crest Trail up to Mt. Hawkins; Throop Peak on the way back to Dawson Saddle: 6.2 miles, 1415′ gain. First Hike: 9-30-2012.
  2. Islip Saddle to Mt. Hawkins and back: 8.9 miles, 2490′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 11-9-2011.
  3. Dawson Saddle to Throop Peak (up the ridge due to icy snow on the Dawson Saddle Trail along the north face of Throop Peak), PCT to Mt. Hawkins, down to Copter Ridge following the ridge (of the same name) down from Mt. Hawkins, back up to Mt. Hawkins, back up to Throop Peak (which I would skip on the way back without snow or with microspikes), and down to Dawson Saddle: 10.8 miles, 3235′ gain and loss. First Hike: 4-18-2015.
  4. Islip Saddle to Throop Peak and Mt. Hawkins: 11.3 miles, 2698′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 8-28-2016.
  5. Crystal Lake Campground to Throop Peak and Mt. Hawkins: 11.5 miles, 3,540′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 6-2-2017.
  6. Dawson Saddle up to Pacific Crest Trail up to Mt. Hawkins, down to the Hawkins Ridge Trail; Hawkins Ridge Trail around Middle Mt. Hawkins to South Mt. Hawkins and back to the PCT; PCT to JCT Dawson Saddle, down to trailhead: 12.5 miles, 2974′ gain and loss. First Hike: 7-27-2011.
  7. Dawson Saddle Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail to Mt. Hawkins to the Hawkins Ridge Trail to Middle Mt. Hawkins and South Mt. Hawkins. On the way back, summit Throop Peak and followed its west ridge down to the Dawson Saddle Trail: 13.2 miles, 3420′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 9-18-2016.
  8. Islip Saddle up to Throop Peak, Mt. Burnham, Mt. Baden-Powell and back down to Mt. Hawkins, Mt. Islip, and Islip Saddle: 18.2 miles, 4662′ of gain and Loss. First Hike: 10-8-2011.

Ontario Peak: Elevation 8693′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Ontario Peak; down the same way: 12 miles, 3735′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 5-12-2016.
  2. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Ontario Peak; down via Chapman Trail: 14.2 miles, 3758′ gain. First Hike: 9-28-11.
  3. → Backpacking Trip. Day One: Icehouse Canyon to Kelly Camp. Day Two: Kelly Camp up to Ontario Peak; down to the saddle with Bighorn Peak; round trip hike to Bighorn Peak, down to Kelly Camp to pack up gear. Kelly Camp down to Icehouse Saddle, up to Cucamonga Peak and back; up to Timber Mountain and back; down to Icehouse Canyon Trailhead: 20.4 miles, 6560′ gain and loss. First Hike: 7-20-2012. 
  4. → Backpacking Trip. Day one: Icehouse Canyon to Kelly Camp. Day two: Kelly Camp down to Icehouse Saddle, up to Cucamonga Peak, down to lower JCT with Chapman Trail via Icehouse Canyon (to meet others); back up Icehouse Canyon (stopping to get water at Columbine Springs) to Kelly Camp. Day three: Kelly Camp up to Ontario Peak, down to saddle with Bighorn Peak; round trip to Bighorn Peak; down to Kelly Camp, down Icehouse Canyon to trailhead: 25.4 miles, 8075′ gain. First Hike: 5-17-2013.

Lookout Peak: Elevation 8531′–Kings Canyon National Park 

  1. From campsite #72 in Sentinel Campground, I hiked to the Don Cecil Trailhead and followed that trail and the Lookout Peak Trail to the slot in the rocks just below the summit, hiked back down to the lodge for lunch, walked in the Kings River, and hiked back to my campsite: 11.3 miles, 3885′ gain and loss. First Hike: 6-25-2016.

Mt. Hawkins (Middle): Elevation 8505′–Angeles National Forest

  1. From Islip Saddle, I took the Pacific Crest Trail to the Hawkins Ridge Trail and took that to the saddle with Middle Mt. Hawkins and followed the “hiker’s trail” to the summit. I returned the same way: 8.5 miles, 2080′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 5-14-2016.
  2. Islip Saddle to Middle Mt. Hawkins and Mt. Islip: 9.9 miles, 2,640′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 6-23-2017.
  3. → Backpacking Trip. Day one: Islip Saddle to Little Jimmy and set up camp. Little Jimmy to Mt. Islip and back. Day two: Pacific Crest Trail from Little Jimmy to Hawkins Ridge Trail; Hawkins Ridge Trail around Middle Mt. Hawkins to its south Saddle; hike the ridge up to Middle Mt. Hawkins and down the use trail to the north saddle; return to the Pacific Crest Trail and hike down to Islip Saddle: 12.2 miles, 3235′ gain and loss. First Hike: 6-22-2014.
  4. Dawson Saddle Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail to Mt. Hawkins to the Hawkins Ridge Trail to Middle Mt. Hawkins and South Mt. Hawkins. On the way back, summit Throop Peak and followed its west ridge down to the Dawson Saddle Trail: 13.2 miles, 3420′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 9-18-2016.

Wright Mountain: Elevation 8505′–San Bernardino National Forest (often accessed from Angeles National Forest

  1. From Inspiration Point Vista Parking Lot in Angeles National Forest, follow the Pacific Crest Trail past the JCT of the Acorn trail and then look for a spur trail leading up from on the left as the PCT changes direction and heads more south: 13.4 miles, 2275′ gain. First Hike: 5-26-2015.

Bighorn Peak: Elevation 8441′–Angeles National Forest

  1. → Backpacking Trip. Day One: Icehouse Canyon to Kelly Camp. Day Two: Kelly Camp up to Ontario Peak; down to the saddle with Bighorn Peak; round trip hike to Bighorn Peak, down to Kelly Camp to pack up gear. Kelly Camp down to Icehouse Saddle, up to Cucamonga Peak and back; up to Timber Mountain and back; down to Icehouse Canyon Trailhead: 20.4 miles, 6560′ gain and loss. First Hike: 7-20-2012.
  2. → Backpacking Trip. Day one: Icehouse Canyon to Kelly Camp. Day two: Kelly Camp down to Icehouse Saddle, up to Cucamonga Peak, down to lower JCT with Chapman Trail via Icehouse Canyon (to meet others); back up Icehouse Canyon (stopping to get water at Columbine Springs) to Kelly Camp. Day three: Kelly Camp up to Ontario Peak, down to saddle with Bighorn Peak; round trip to Bighorn Peak; down to Kelly Camp, down Icehouse Canyon to trailhead: 25.4 miles, 8075′ gain. First Hike: 5-17-2013.

Mt Lewis: Elevation 8396′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Dawson Saddle To Mt. Lewis and Throop Peak: 5.2 miles, 1728′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 10-25-2014.

Timber Mountain: Elevation 8303′–Angeles National Forest

  1. From Baldy Notch reached by ski lift, I hiked the Three Tees Trail to Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain and returned the same way but without re-summiting the peaks. Stats: 10.5 miles, 3407′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 10-3-2016.
  2. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Timber Mountain; down Chapman Trail to Icehouse Canyon. 10.7 miles, 3343′ gain. First Hike: 6-29-2013.
  3. Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Timber Mountain to Telegraph Peak; return the same way: 13.2 miles, 4915′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 7-14-2016
  4. → Backpacking Trip. Day One: Icehouse Canyon to Kelly Camp. Day Two: Kelly Camp up to Ontario Peak; down to the saddle with Bighorn Peak; round trip hike to Bighorn Peak, down to Kelly Camp to pack up gear. Kelly Camp down to Icehouse Saddle, up to Cucamonga Peak and back; up to Timber Mountain and back; down to Icehouse Canyon Trailhead: 20.4 miles, 6560′ gain and loss. First Hike: 7-20-2012. 

Mt. Islip: Elevation 8250′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Islip Saddle to Mt. Islip: 6.7 miles, 1580′ of gain and loss
  2. From Crystal Lake Campground, Lower Windy Gap Trail to Big Cienega Trail to South Islip Ridge Trail to Mt. Islip. From Mt. Islip, Islip Ridge Trail to Upper Windy Gap Trail to Lower Windy Gap Trail to Crystal Lake Campground: 7.5 miles, 2420′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-8-2015.
  3. Islip Saddle to Windy Gap to Mt. Islip, down to Islip Ridge Trail, down to Big Cienega Trail, down to road to South Mount Hawkins, up Windy Gap Trail to Windy Gap down to Islip Saddle: 9.8 Miles, 2608′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 8-12-2011.
  4. Islip Saddle to Middle Mt. Hawkins and Mt. Islip: 9.9 miles, 2,640′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 6-23-2017.
  5. Crystal Lake: Wawona Trail to Islip Ridge Trail to Mt. Islip; down to Windy Gap, down Big Cienega to South Hawkins Fire Road, down to Deer Flats; road-Lost Ridge Trail-Road to Crystal Lake: 10.9 miles, 2675′ gain and loss. First Hike: 9-4-2011.
  6. → Backpacking Trip. Day one: Islip Saddle to Little Jimmy and set up camp. Little Jimmy to Mt. Islip and back. Day two: Pacific Crest Trail from Little Jimmy to Hawkins Ridge Trail; Hawkins Ridge Trail around Middle Mt. Hawkins to its south Saddle; hike the ridge up to Middle Mt. Hawkins and down the use trail to the north saddle; return to the Pacific Crest Trail and hike down to Islip Saddle: 12.2 miles, 3235′ gain and loss. First Hike: 6-22-2014.
  7. → Backpacking Trip. Day one: Islip Saddle to Little Jimmy and set up camp. Little Jimmy to Mt. Islip and back. Day two: Little Jimmy to Throop Peak and back; down to Islip Saddle: 13.6 miles, 3268′ gain and loss. First Hike: 5-30-2014.
  8. Islip Saddle up to Throop Peak, Mt. Burnham, Mt. Baden-Powell and back down to Mt. Hawkins, Mt. Islip, and Islip Saddle: 18.2 miles, 4662′ gain and Loss. First Hike: 10-8-2011.

Mt. Williamson: Elevation 8214′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Islip Saddle to Mt. Williamson to Angeles Crest mile marker 62.50 Shuttle Hike: 4.1 miles, 1545′ of gain, 1515′ of loss. First Hike: 5-29-2017.
  2. Angeles Crest Trailhead at Mile Marker 62.50: Pacific Crest Trail to Pleasant View Ridge to Mt. Williamson; continue along Pleasant View Ridge up to the 2nd bump of Mt. Williamson (8244′); up to the 3rd bump of Mt. Williamson (8248′); return the same way: 5 miles, 1800′ gain and loss. First Hike: 6-7-2014.
  3. Islip Saddle Trailhead: Pacific Crest Trail to Pleasant View Ridge to Mt. Williamson; continue along Pleasant View Ridge up to the 2nd bump of Mt. Williamson (8244′); back.the same way: About 5.1 miles, 1745′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 9-15-2013.
  4. Islip Saddle Trailhead: Pacific Crest Trail to Pleasant View Ridge to Mt. Williamson; continue along Pleasant View Ridge up to the 2nd bump of Mt. Williamson (8244′); up to the 3rd bump of Mt. Williamson (8248′) and down to the first saddle leading to Pallett Mountain; back.the same way: About 6 miles, 2155′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 8-31-2012.
  5. Eagles Roost to all three bumps of Mt. Williamson; 6.8 miles, 2185′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 7-26-2015.
  6. Angeles Crest Trailhead at Mile Marker 62.50: Pacific Crest Trail to Pleasant View Ridge to Mt. Williamson; continue along Pleasant View Ridge up to the 2nd bump of Mt. Williamson (8244′); up to the 3rd bump of Mt. Williamson (8248′); continued toward Pallet Mountain, explored the next bump and the saddle beyond it; made a wrong turn trying to reach Pallett Mountain and turned back the same way. About 7 miles 2750′ gain and loss. First hike: 11-21-2012.
  7. From the Islip Saddle Trailhead: Pacific Crest Trail to Pleasant View Ridge to Mt. Williamson (including the 2nd and 3rd bump) to Pallett Mountain; 9.1 miles, 3877′ of gain and loss.
  8. → Backpacking trip. Day one: Islip Saddle Trailhead: Pacific Crest Trail to Pleasant View Ridge to Mt. Williamson; continue along Pleasant View Ridge past 2nd bump of Mt. Williamson, up to the 3rd bump of Mt. Williamson (8248′); continue on the Pleasant View Ridge Trail to Pallet Mountain. Day two: Pallet Mountain down to Burkhart Saddle; Burkhart Trail to Buckhorn Campground; Shuttle Hike; 10.1 miles, 3614′ gain, 3814′ loss. First Hike: 6-29-2014.

Little Baldy: Elevation: 8,044′–Sequoia National Park

  1. Little Baldy Trail to Little Baldy: 3.6 miles, 760′ gain and loss. First Hike 8-8-2015.

Mt. Waterman: Elevation 8031′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Mt. Waterman Trail to Summit and back: 6 miles, 1250′  of gain and loss. First Hike: 10-21-2012.
  2. Mt. Waterman Loop. 6 miles, 1,250′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 2-2-2017.
  3. Mt. Waterman Trailhead up to Mt. Waterman via the Mt. Waterman Trail; down to the trailhead via the use trail and road by the ski lifts: 6.1 miles, 1250′ gain. First Hike: 5-12-2012.
  4. West Mt. Waterman Trail and upper West Mt. Waterman Ridge to Mt. Waterman, 6.6 miles, 1755′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 5-12-2017.
  5. I hiked Kratka Ridge (a lot of x-country scrambling) to the highest bump which Bruman calls a top (Kratka Ridge) in 106 Tops In The Angeles Forest from the Vista Day Use Area. I then continued along Kratka Ridge to the Mt. Waterman Trail and took that up to Mt. Waterman. On the way back I took the Mt. Waterman Trail down to the saddle that joins Kratka Ridge and followed the ridge a short way to a dirt road that let out across from the exit of Buckhorn Campground. I followed Angeles Crest Highway back to the Vista Day Use Area: 9.5 Miles, 2270′ gain and loss. First Hike: 9-4-2016.
  6. Three Points Trailhead: Mt. Waterman Trail to Mt. Waterman; back via the Mt. Waterman Trail to the Mt. Waterman Trailhead; Shuttle Hike: 10 miles, 2155′ gain.
  7. Mt. Waterman Trailhead up to Mt. Waterman via the road and use trail by the ski lifts, down to the Twin Peaks Trail, up to Twin Peaks (East Peak) and back via the Mt. Waterman Trail: 11.6 miles, 3900′ gain. First Hike: 5-7-2012.
  8. I hiked the PCT from mile marker 62.50 to Eagles Roost and continued following Kratka Ridge (a lot of x-country scrambling) to the highest bump which Bruman calls a top (Kratka Ridge) in 106 Tops In The Angeles Forest. I then continued along Kratka Ridge to the Mt. Waterman Trail and took that up to Mt. Waterman. On the way back I took the Mt. Waterman Trail down to the saddle that joins Kratka Ridge and followed the ridge a short way to a dirt road that let out across from the exit of Buckhorn Campground. I followed Angeles Crest Highway back to Eagles Roost and took the PCT back to mile marker 62.50: 13.2 Miles, 3250′ gain and loss. First Hike: 5-1-2015

Pallett Mountain #2 (a.k.a. Pleasant View Ridge and Pallett Peak): Elevation 7983′–Angeles National Forest

  1. From Buckhorn Campground, follow the Burkhart Trail to Burkhart Saddle. At the saddle follow Pleasant View Ridge east to Will Thrall Peak and Pallette Mountain #2: 12.2 miles, 4040′ of gain and loss. First Hike, 9-1-2016.

Will Thrall Peak: Elevation 7848′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Buckhorn Campground Trailhead: Burkhart Trail to Burkhart Saddle; use trail up to Will Thrall Peak; back the same way: 11 miles, 3640′ gain. First Hike: 11-4-2012.
  2. From Buckhorn Campground, follow the Burkhart Trail to Burkhart Saddle. At the saddle follow Pleasant View Ridge east to Will Thrall Peak and Pallette Mountain #2 back the same way:12.2 miles, 4040′ of gain and loss. First Hike, 9-1-2016.

Mt. Hawkins (South): Elevation 7783′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Dawson Saddle up to Pacific Crest Trail up to Mt. Hawkins, down to the Hawkins Ridge Trail; Hawkins Ridge Trail around Middle Mt. Hawkins to South Mt. Hawkins and back to the PCT; PCT to JCT Dawson Saddle, down to trailhead: 12.5 miles, 2974′ gain and loss. First Hike: 7-27-2011.
  2. Dawson Saddle Trail to the Pacific Crest Trail to Mt. Hawkins to the Hawkins Ridge Trail to Middle Mt. Hawkins and South Mt. Hawkins. On the way back, summit Throop Peak and followed its west ridge down to the Dawson Saddle Trail: 13.2 miles, 3420′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 9-18-2016.

Twin Peaks (East Peak): Elevation 7761′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Three Points Trailhead: Mt. Waterman Trail up to the Twin Peaks Trail down to the Saddle and up to Twin Peaks East Peak and back to the Mt. Waterman Trail, up to the junction to the summit trail (skipping the summit) and down to the Mt. Waterman Trailhead at Angeles Crest Highway; Shuttle Hike: 12 miles, 3496′ gain. First Hike: 10-30-2011.
  2. Mt. Waterman Trailhead up to Mt. Waterman via the road and use trail by the ski lifts, down to the Twin Peaks Trail, up to Twin Peaks (East Peak) and back via the Mt. Waterman Trail: 11.6 miles, 3900′ gain. First Hike: 5-7-2012.

Pallett Mountain: Elevation 7760′–Angeles National Forest

  1. From the Islip Saddle Trailhead: Pacific Crest Trail to Pleasant View Ridge to Mt. Williamson (including the 2nd and 3rd bump) to Pallett Mountain; 9.1 miles, 3877′ of gain and loss.
  2. → Backpacking trip. Day one: Islip Saddle Trailhead: Pacific Crest Trail to Pleasant View Ridge to Mt. Williamson; continue along Pleasant View Ridge past 2nd bump of Mt. Williamson, up to the 3rd bump of Mt. Williamson (8248′); continue on the Pleasant View Ridge Trail to Pallet Mountain. Day two: Pallet Mountain down to Burkhart Saddle; Burkhart Trail to Buckhorn Campground; Shuttle Hike; 10.1 miles, 3614′ gain, 3814′ loss. First Hike: 6-29-2014.
  3. Buckhorn Campground Trailhead: Burkhart Trail to Burkhart Saddle; use trail up to Pallett Mountain; back the same way: 11.6 miles, 3550′ gain. First Hike: 6-12-2014.

Buena Vista Peak: Elevation 7605′–Kings Canyon National Park

  1. Generals Highway parking area: Trail to Buena Vista Peak and back: 2 miles, 405′ gain and loss. First Hike: 7-11-2013.

Kratka Ridge: Elevation 7515′–Angeles National Forest

This peak is described in 106 Tops In The Angeles Forest on page 106. This peak is the highest bump along Kratka Ridge that runs from Angeles Crest Highway at Mile Marker 62.50 to the saddle leading up to Mt. Waterman

  1. I hiked Kratka Ridge (a lot of x-country scrambling) to the highest bump which Bruman calls a top (Kratka Ridge) in 106 Tops In The Angeles Forest from the Vista Day Use Area. I then continued along Kratka Ridge to the Mt. Waterman Trail and took that up to Mt. Waterman. On the way back I took the Mt. Waterman Trail down to the saddle that joins Kratka Ridge and followed the ridge a short way to a dirt road that let out across from the exit of Buckhorn Campground. I followed Angeles Crest Highway back to the Vista Day Use Area: 9.5 Miles, 2270′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 9-4-2016.
  2. I hiked the PCT from mile marker 62.50 to Eagles Roost and continued following Kratka Ridge (a lot of x-country scrambling) to the highest bump that forms this peak. I then continued along Kratka Ridge to the Mt. Waterman Trail and took that up to Mt. Waterman. On the way back I took the Mt. Waterman Trail down to the saddle that joins Kratka Ridge and followed the ridge a short way to a dirt road that let out across from the exit of Buckhorn Campground. I followed Angeles Crest Highway back to Eagles Roost and took the PCT back to mile marker 62.50: 13.2 Miles, 3250′ gain and loss. First Hike: 5-1-2015

Winston Peak: Elevation 7502′–Angeles National Forest

  1. From Cloudburst Summit Trailhead, South Use Trail up to Winston Peak. From Winston Peak, North Use Trail down to Pacific Crest Trail and around Bump 6903 via the South Use Trail and then follow Winston Ridge Use Trail to Winston Ridge and about .1 miles beyond to rock outcrop round trip. Come back using the North Use Trail to get around Bump 6903 and take the Pacific Crest Trail back to Cloudburst Summit: 5 miles, 1545′ gain and loss. First Hike: 10-09-2014.
  2. From Cloudburst Summit, I followed the PCT down to Cooper Canyon Falls passing Cooper Canyon Campground. I left the PCT on the way back to summit Winston Peak from using the north trail and I took the south trail back down to Cloudburst Summit. Stats: 7.1 miles, 2180′ gain and lost. First Hike: 3-10-2016.
  3. From the parking area at Mile Marker 54.10 on Angeles Crest Highway, I followed the PCT to Cloudburst Summit and followed the South Use Trail up to Winston Peak. In addition, I explored about 0.2 miles around the peak not inclueded in the following numbers. Stats: 7.6 miles, 1462′ gain and loss. First Hike: 11-1-2015.
  4. From Cloudburst Summit, Pacific Crest Trail to Cooper Canyon Falls, return via Winston Ridge and Winston Peak. Stats: 8.6 miles, 2550′ of gain and loss. First Hike 3-29-2017.
  5. From Mile Marker 54.10 along Angeles Crest Highway, I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail to Cloudburst Summit and then followed it around Bump 6903 from the north face. I then followed the Winston Ridge use trail to Winston Ridge Peak. On return, I went around Bump 6903 on the west face and summited Winston Peak before returning to Cloudburst Summit and following the Pacific Crest Trail back to parking: 11.1 miles, 2353′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 7-21-2016
  6. From Three Points Trailhead, Pacific Crest Trail to Cloudburst Summit. From there, follow the South Use Trail up to Winston Peak. Stats: 11.4 miles, 1977′ gain and loss. First Hike: 12-7-2014.

Copter Ridge: Elevation 7499′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Dawson Saddle to Throop Peak (up the ridge due to icy snow on the Dawson Saddle Trail along the north face of Throop peak), PCT to Mt. Hawkins, down to Copter Ridge following the ridge (of the same name) down from Mt. Hawkins, back up to Mt. Hawkins, back up to Throop Peak (which I would skip on the way back without snow or with microspikes), and down to Dawson Saddle: 10.8 miles, 3235′ gain and loss. First Hike: 4-18-2015.

Mt. Pacifico: Elevation 7124′–Angeles National Forest

  1. From the Mill Creek Picnic Area, I followed the Pacific Crest Trail to a use trail which led to Mt. Pacifico and returned the same way. (Note: I followed Halfmile’s Track on the PCT which is clearly marked with signs on the trail and is possibly a re-route of the USFS track): 11.8 miles, 2260′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-1-2015.
  2. Three Points Trailhead: Pacific Crest Trail to Mt. Pacifico and back: 21.6 miles, 3100′ gain and loss. First Hike: 4-25-2014.

Winston Ridge: Elevation 7003′–Angeles National Forest

  1. From Cloudburst Summit Trailhead, South Use Trail up to Winston Peak. From Winston Peak, North Use Trail down to Pacific Crest Trail and around Bump 6903 via the South Use Trail and then follow Winston Ridge Use Trail to Winston Ridge and about .1 miles beyond to rock outcrop round trip. Come back using the North Use Trail to get around Bump 6903 and take the Pacific Crest Trail back to Cloudburst Summit: 5 miles, 1545′ gain and loss. First Hike: 10-09-2014.
  2. From Cloudburst Summit, Pacific Crest Trail to Cooper Canyon Falls, return via Winston Ridge and Winston Peak. Stats: 8.6 miles, 2550′ of gain and loss. First Hike 3-29-2017.
  3. From Mile Marker 54.10 along Angeles Crest Highway, I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail to Cloudburst Summit and then followed it around Bump 6903 from the north face. I then followed the Winston Ridge use trail to Winston Ridge Peak. On return, I went around Bump 6903 on the west face and summited Winston Peak before returning to Cloudburst Summit and following the Pacific Crest Trail back to parking: 11.1 miles, 2353′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 7-21-2016

Peak UTM 113016: Elevation 6629′–Angeles National Forest

Note: This peak is un-named but described in 106 Tops In The Angeles Forest on page 120. I used the UTM information from that source.

  1. From the PCT Trailhead near Angeles Crest Highway mile marker 54.10, I followed the PCT to a junction with a spur trail and I followed the spur trail (which is probably an old road) until it was blocked by fallen trees and Poodle Dog Bush. I then did a x-country scramble up to the un-named ridge and followed that to the Peak which I walked to the end of and x-country scrambled down to the PCT: 3.2 miles, 665′ gain and loss. First Hiked: 12-26-14.

Roundtop: Elevation 6313′–Angeles National Forest

  1. From Mill Creek, I followed the Pacific Crest Trail to the saddle with Mt. Pacifico. From the saddle, I hiked down the Pacifico Mountain Road (dirt) to Roundtop Road (dirt) and took that to Roundtop. From Roundtop, I hiked Roundtop Road and Pacifico Mountain Road back to the Mill Creek Picnic Area: 16.3 miles, 2550′ gain and loss. First Hike: 4-28-2016

Monument Peak: Elevation 6271′–Cleveland National Forest 

  1. Big Laguna Meadow-Lake Loop plus parts of Pacific Crest Trail and Monument Peak Trail: 15.1 miles, 1750′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-19-2013.

Strawberry Peak: Elevation 6164′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Red Box to Strawberry Peak: 7 miles, 1845′ gain and loss. First Hike: 11-17-2014

Mt. Hillyer: Elevation 6162′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Rosenita Saddle to Mt. Hillyer Lollipop: 4.2 miles, 845′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 4-30-2017.
  2. Chilao Flats to Mt. Hillyer: 5.2 miles, 1,015′ of gain and loss. First hike: 11-11-2012.
  3. Chilao Flats Trailhead: Pacific Crest Trail to Horse Flats; Mt. Hillyer Trail up to Mt. Hillyer, down to Rosenita Saddle and return to Chilao Flats the same way: 6.2 miles, 1315′ of gain and loss. First hike: 11-2-2012.
  4. Angeles Crest Highway (between Devil’s Canyon and the entrance to Chilao) to Chilao Road and down to the Silver Moccasin Trailhead and continue as described in #2 above: 6.4 miles, 1310′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 1-8-2016.
  5. Little Pines Loop to Mt. Hillyer Lollipop: 6.8 miles, 1345′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 11-25-2016.
  6. Little Pines Loop to Mt. Hillyer: 7.2 miles, 1335′ of gain and loss.  First Hike: 11-14-2014.
  7. Three Points to Mt. Hillyer Lollipop: 8 miles, 1615′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 2-28-2016.
  8. Three Points to Mt. Hillyer: 8.4 miles, 1605′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 10-31-2012.
  9. AC MM 54.10 to Ht. Hillyer Lollipop: 11.8 miles, 2130′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 3-12-2017.

San Gabriel Peak: Elevation 6161′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Eaton Saddle to San Gabriel Peak: 3.2 miles, 1071′ gain and loss. First Hike: 10-8-2012.
  2. San Gabriel Peak Trailhead to San Gabriel Peak to Eaton Saddle: 3.4 miles, 1,411′ gain, 1071′ loss
  3. San Gabriel Peak Trail, 3.6 miles, 1,411′ gain and lossFirst Hike: 12-14-2011.
  4. SGP Trailhead: Trail to San Gabriel Peak, down to saddle with Mt. Markham, back up to San Gabriel Peak, down to Mt. Disappointment, down the SGP Trailhead: 6.2 miles, 2552′ gain and loss. First Hike: 12-11-11.
  5. Red Box Trailhead. Gabrieleno Trail to Valley Forge Trail up to Eaton Saddle and through Mueller Tunnell up to San Gabriel Peak. From San Gabriel Peak, San Gabriel Peak Trail down to Mt. Wilson Road and follow that to Red Box: 8.8 miles, 2616 gain and loss. First Hike: 2-21-2016.
  6. SGP Trailhead: Trail up to San Gabriel Peak, down to Mt. Lowe, down to Inspiration Point via Upper Sam Merril Trail, back up to the saddle between SGP and Mt. Disappointment via the East Mt. Lowe Trail and down to SGP Trailhead: 10.4 miles, 3164′ gain and loss. First Hike: 12-23-2011.
  7. Red Box to Valley Forge, Mt. Lowe, and San Gabriel Peak Loop: 11.1 miles, 3,020′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 1-18-2017.
  8. San Gabriel Peak Trailhead to San Gabriel Peak, Mt. Lowe, and Muir Peak; 11.9 miles, 3,396′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 2-16-2017.
  9. Start from Red Box and go down the Gabrieleno Trail to the Kenyon-Devore Trail and follow that to the pavillion (a.k.a. Cosmic Cafe) on Mt. Wilson. From Mt. Wilson, follow the Kenyon-Devore Trail back until it meets Mt. Wilson Road and follow that down to Eaton Saddle. From Eaton Saddle, hike up to San Gabriel Peak and then follow the San Gabriel Peak Trail down to Mt. Wilson Road and take that to Red Box: 13.5 miles, 3406′ gain and loss. First Hike 3-13-15.
  10. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail and Middle Sam Merrill Trail to Inspiration Peak Trail to Inspiration Peak, down to Inspiration Point; Mt. Lowe Road, Tom Sloane Saddle Trail and East Brown Mountain Use Trail to Brown Mountain; back to Mt. Lowe Road and up to San Gabriel Peak, down to Eaton Saddle Shuttle Hike: 14.6 miles, 6280′ gain, 2701′ loss. First Hike: 4-4-2012.
  11. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail, Castle Canyon Trail, and Upper Sam Merrill Trail to Mt. Lowe; Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail, North Mt. Lowe Trail, South San Gabriel Peak Trail to San Gabriel Peak; on the way back summit Mt. Lowe again via the Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail; East Mt. Lowe Trail and Sam Merrill Trails back down to the Cobb Estate: 17.5 miles, 4946′ gain and loss. First Hike: 1-4-2012.
  12. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail to Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point; Mt. Lowe Road to East Mt. Lowe Trail to South San Gabriel Peak Trail to Saddle with Mt. Disappointment; down road to San Gabriel Peak Trail to where it crosses the road again; take road to Mt. Deception Trailhead and take use trail to Mt. Deception and back; hike the same way to the saddle and then hike round trip to Mt. Disappointment; continue up to San Gabriel Peak; return to the JCT for Inspiration Point the same way; take Sam Merrill Trails to the Cobb Estate: 19 miles, 5425′ gain and loss. First Hike: 4-17-2014.
  13. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail, Castle Canyon Trail, East Mt. Lowe to Mt. Lowe; Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail, North Mt. Lowe Trail, South San Gabriel Peak Trail to San Gabriel Peak; down to SGP Trailhead and back up to Mt. Disappointment; on the way back summit Mt. Markham; return to Cobb Estate via East Mt. Lowe Trail and Sam Merrill Trails: 20.6 miles, 6563′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-22-12.

Mt. Disappointment: Elevation 5994′–Angeles National Forest

  1. San Gabriel Peak Trailhead: Trail up to Mt. Disappointment down San Gabriel Peak Trail to the road; follow road to use trail; use trail up to Mt. Deception with some exploration beyond the peak: 4.7 miles, 1797′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-4-2013.
  2. SGP Trailhead: Trail to San Gabriel Peak, down to saddle with Mt. Markham, back up to San Gabriel Peak, down to Mt. Disappointment, down the SGP Trailhead: 6.2 miles, 2552′ gain and loss. First Hike: 12-11-11.Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail to Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point; Mt. Lowe Road to East Mt. Lowe Trail to South San Gabriel Peak Trail to Saddle with Mt. Disappointment; down road to San Gabriel Peak Trail to where it crosses the road again; take road to Mt. Deception Trailhead and take use trail to Mt. Deception and back; hike the same way to the saddle and then hike round trip to Mt. Disappointment; continue up to San Gabriel Peak; return to the JCT for Inspiration Point the same way; take Sam Merrill Trails to the Cobb Estate: 19 miles, 5425′ gain and loss. First Hike: 4-17-2014.
  3. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail, Castle Canyon Trail, East Mt. Lowe to Mt. Lowe; Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail, North Mt. Lowe Trail, South San Gabriel Peak Trail to San Gabriel Peak; down to SGP Trailhead and back up to Mt. Disappointment; on the way back summit Mt. Markham; return to Cobb Estate via East Mt. Lowe Trail and Sam Merrill Trails: 20.6 miles, 6563′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-22-12.

Vetter Mountain: Elevation 5908′–Angeles National Forest 

  1. Charlton Flats to Vetter Mountain: 4 miles, 520′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-3-2012.
  2. Silver Moccasin Trail from Angeles Crest Highway to Vetter Mountain to Charlton Flats Shuttle Hike: 6.2 miles, 1020′ of gain, 1660′ loss. First Hike: 3-24-2012.
  3. Silver Moccasin Trail from Angeles Crest Highway to Vetter Mountain and back: 8.4 miles, 2160′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-9-2014.
  4. Little Pines Loop to Vetter Mountain 9 miles, 1250′ of gain and loss. First hike: 11-17-2016.

Mt. Deception: Elevation 5796′–Angeles National Forest

  1. San Gabriel Peak Trailhead: Trail up to Mt. Disappointment down San Gabriel Peak Trail to the road; follow road to use trail; use trail up to Mt. Deception with some exploration beyond the peak: 4.7 miles, 1797′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-4-2013.
  2. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail to Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point; Mt. Lowe Road to East Mt. Lowe Trail to South San Gabriel Peak Trail to Saddle with Mt. Disappointment; down road to San Gabriel Peak Trail to where it crosses the road again; take road to Mt. Deception Trailhead and take use trail to Mt. Deception and back; hike the same way to the saddle and then hike round trip to Mt. Disappointment; continue up to San Gabriel Peak; return to the JCT for Inspiration Point the same way; take Sam Merrill Trails to the Cobb Estate: 19 miles, 5425′ gain and loss. First Hike: 4-17-2014.

Mt. Lawlor: Elevation 5957′–Angeles National Forest

  1. From Red-Box, take Barley Road to the trail to Strawberry Saddle. From Strawberry Saddle, take the Lawlor Use Trail (overgrown in places with some rock scrambling) to Mt. Lawlor. From Mt. Lawlor continue following the ridge (overgrown in some places) to Barley Flats Road and follow the road to Barley Flats. From Barley Flats, follow Barley Road (very overgrown but passable and somewhat sketchy in some areas due to the road being washed away). Note: unless some kind of maintenance is done on Barley Road between the JCT to Mt. Lawlor and the JCT to Strawberry Saddle, I would choose another route back–perhaps a shuttle hike ending by following the paved road down to Angeles Crest Highway. First Hike: 3-22-2015.

Mt. Markham: Elevation 5742′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Eaton Saddle to Mt. Markham: 3.2 miles, 790′ gain and loss. First Hike: 11-25-2012.
  2. Eaton Saddle to Mt. Lowe, Inspiration Point, Mt. Muir, and Mt. Markham: 8.8 miles, 2211′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-3-2013.
  3. Cobb Estate: Lower Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain; Castle Canyon to Inspiration Point; East Mt. Lowe Trail to Mt. Markham Trail to Mt. Markham; down to Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail to Mt. Lowe; Upper Sam Merrill down to Mt. Lowe Road up to Inspiration Point; Sam Merrill Trails down to the Cobb Estate: 14.8 miles, 3259′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-28-12.
  4. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail, Castle Canyon Trail, East Mt. Lowe to Mt. Lowe; Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail, North Mt. Lowe Trail, South San Gabriel Peak Trail to San Gabriel Peak; down to SGP Trailhead and back up to Mt. Disappointment; on the way back summit Mt. Markham; return to Cobb Estate via East Mt. Lowe Trail and Sam Merrill Trails: 20.6 miles, 6563′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-22-12.

Mt. Wilson: Elevation: 5710′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Start from Red Box and go down the Gabrieleno Trail to the Kenyon-Devore Trail and follow that to the pavillion (a.k.a. Cosmic Cafe) on Mt. Wilson. From Mt. Wilson, follow the Kenyon-Devore Trail back until it meets Mt. Wilson Road and follow that down to Eaton Saddle. From Eaton Saddle, hike up to San Gabriel Peak and then follow the San Gabriel Peak Trail down to Mt. Wilson Road and take that to Red Box: 13.5 miles, 3406′ gain and loss. First Hike 3-13-15.
  2. Chantry Flat: Upper Winter Creek Trail to Mt. Wilson and back: 13.8 miles, 3960′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-16-2011.
  3. Chantry Flat to Mt. Wilson: Gabrieleno Trail, Upper Falls Trail, Sturtevant Trail, Upper Winter Creek Trail Loop: 13.9 miles, 4110′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-27-2013.
  4. Sierra Madre: Mt. Wilson Trail to Mt. Wilson and back: 14 miles, 4750′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-9-2011.
  5. Chantry Flat: Gabrieleno to Fern Lodge JCT, Sturtevant Falls and back to Fern Lodge JCT, Upper Falls Trail to Falling Sign JCT, Gabrieleno Trail to Sturtevant Trail to Mt. Wilson. Down via Upper Winter Creek Trail: 14.6 miles, 4120′ gain and loss. First Hike: 4-12-2011.
  6. Chantry Flat: Gabrieleno to Lower Winter Creek to Mt. Zion down to JCT Sturtevant Trail to Mt. Wilson, down Upper Winter Creek: 15.1 Miles, 4445′ gain and loss. First Hike: 4-27-2011.
  7. Chantry Flat: Gabrieleno to Newcomb Pass, Rim Trail to Mt. Wilson; Upper Winter Creek, Lower Winter Creek to Chantry Flat: 17 miles, 4240′ gain and loss. First Hike: 6-1-2011.
  8. Angeles Crest: Silver Moccasin to West Fork Campground; Gabrieleno to Kenyon Devore to Mt. Wilson and then down the Rim Trail to Newcomb Pass; down Gabrieleno to Red Box Rincon Road down to West Fork Campground up to Angeles Crest: 17.3 miles, 4360′ gain and loss. First Hike: 6-29-2011.
  9. Chantry Flat: Gabrieleno to Newcomb Pass; Rim Trail to Mt. Wilson; Mt. Wilson Trail to Sierra Madre; Shuttle Hike: 17.4 miles, 3950′ gain, 5060′ loss. First HIke: 5-21-2011. First Hike: 6-1-2011.
  10. Chantry Flat: Gabrieleno Trail, Upper Falls Trail, Gabrieleno Trail, Sturtevant Trail to Mt. Wilson; down Rim Trail, Gabrieleno Trail to Chantry Flat: 17.5 miles, 4220′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-20-2014.
  11. Sierra Madre Trailhead: Mt. Wilson Trail up to Manzanita Ridge; down Upper Winter Creek Trail to JCT Mt. Zion Trail; Mt. Zion Trail up to Mt. Zion and down to Sturtevant Camp; Sturtevant Trail up to Mt. Wilson; Mt. Wilson Trail down to Sierra Madre: 20 miles, 7005′ gain. First Hike: 4-18-12.
  12. Eaton Canyon to Mt. Wilson via 0.5 mile shortcut trail off the Toll Road up and back Toll Road all the way: 20.2 miles, 4750′ gain. First Hike: 5-9-2012.
  13. Cobb Estate: Lower Sam Merrill, Castle Canyon Trail up to Inspiration Point: Mt. Lowe Road to Idlehour Trail down to Idlehour Campground up to Mt. Wilson Toll Road to Mt. Wilson; down Mt. Wilson Road to Eaton Saddle; around Mt. Lowe via the Mt. Lowe East Trail; back down to the Cobb Estate via Sam Merrill Trails: 25.1 miles, 6604′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-14-2012.

Mt. Lowe: Elevation: 5603′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Eaton Saddle to Mt. Lowe: 3.2 miles, 520′ gain and loss. First Hike 2-25-2012.
  2. Eaton Saddle down to Inspiration Point via the East Mt. Lowe Trail; down to Mt. Lowe Campground; up to Mt. Lowe via the Upper Sam Merrill Trail; back to Eaton Saddle: 6.5 miles, 1450′ gain and loss. First hike: 11-25-2012.
  3. Eaton Saddle to Mt. Lowe, Inspiration Point, Mt. Muir, and Mt. Markham: 8.8 miles, 2211′ gain and loss.
  4. SGP Trailhead: Trail up to San Gabriel Peak, down to Mt. Lowe, down to Inspiration Point via Upper Sam Merril Trail, back up to the saddle between SGP and Mt. Disappointment via the East Mt. Lowe Trail and down to SGP Trailhead: 10.4 miles, 3164′ gain and loss. First Hike: 12-23-2011.
  5. Red Box to Valley Forge, Mt. Lowe, and San Gabriel Peak Loop: 11.1 miles, 3,020′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 1-18-2017.
  6. Eaton Saddle to Mt. Lowe to Echo Mountain to Inspiration Point Loop: 11.2 miles, 2,730′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 2-9-2017.
  7. San Gabriel Peak Trailhead to San Gabriel Peak, Mt. Lowe, and Muir Peak; 11.9 miles, 3,396′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 2-16-2017.
  8. Eaton Saddle Trailhead to Mt. Lowe down the Upper Sam Merrill Trail (A.K.A. West Mt. Lowe Trail) to the five points junction and follow the Idlehour Trail down to Idlehour Campground. Return to Eaton Saddle by using the East Mt. Lowe Trail to get around Mt. Lowe: 12.1 miles, 3553′ gain and loss.
  9. Cobb Estate: Lower, Middle, Upper Sam Merrill Trails to Mt. Lowe; Mt. Lowe East Trail to Mt. Lowe Road; Middle, Lower Sam Merrill Trails to Cobb Estate: 13.7 miles, 3802′ gain and loss.
  10. Cobb Estate: Sam Merrill Trail to Mt. Lowe: 13.8 miles, 3802′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-23-2011
  11. Cobb Estate: Lower Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain; Castle Canyon to Inspiration Point; East Mt. Lowe Trail to Mt. Markham Trail to Mt. Markham; down to Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail to Mt. Lowe; Upper Sam Merrill down to Mt. Lowe Road up to Inspiration Point; Sam Merrill Trails down to the Cobb Estate: 14.8 miles, 3259′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-28-12.
  12. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain; Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point; OM&M Railway Trail to Muir Peak Trail up to Muir Peak; back to Inspiration Point, East Mt. Lowe Trail to Mt. Lowe; Sam Merrill Trails back to Cobb Estate: 14.8 miles, 4070′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-25-13.
  13. Upper Sunset Ridge Trail to Mt. Lowe: 15.2 miles, 3508′ gain and loss. First hike: 11-18-2012.
  14. Cobb Estate: Mt. Lowe Railway Trails to Mt. Lowe: 15.5 miles, 3802′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-2-2011.
  15. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail, Castle Canyon Trail, and Upper Sam Merrill Trail to Mt. Lowe; Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail, North Mt. Lowe Trail, South San Gabriel Peak Trail to San Gabriel Peak; on the way back summit Mt. Lowe again via the Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail; East Mt. Lowe Trail and Sam Merrill Trails back down to the Cobb Estate: 17.5 miles, 4946′ gain and loss. First Hike: 1-4-2012.
  16. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail, Castle Canyon Trail, East Mt. Lowe to Mt. Lowe; Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail, North Mt. Lowe Trail, South San Gabriel Peak Trail to San Gabriel Peak; down to SGP Trailhead and back up to Mt. Disappointment; on the way back summit Mt. Markham; return to Cobb Estate via East Mt. Lowe Trail and Sam Merrill Trails: 20.6 miles, 6563′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-22-12.

Barley Flats: Elevation 5600′–Angeles National Forest

  1. From Red-Box, take Barley Road to the trail to Strawberry Saddle. From Strawberry Saddle, take the Lawlor Use Trail (overgrown in places with some rock scrambling) to Mt. Lawlor. From Mt. Lawlor continue following the ridge (overgrown in some places) to Barley Flats Road and follow the road to Barley Flats. From Barley Flats, follow Barley Road (very overgrown but passable and somewhat sketchy in some areas due to the road being washed away). Note: unless some kind of maintenance is done on Barley Road between the JCT to Mt. Lawlor and the JCT to Strawberry Saddle, I would choose another route back–perhaps a shuttle hike ending by following the paved road down to Angeles Crest Highway. First Hike: 3-22-2015.

Josephine Peak: Elevation 5558′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Colby Canyon to Josephine Saddle, then follow Josephine Saddle Trail and Josephine Peak road to Josephine Peak.. First Hike: 1-17-2015.

Mt. Lukens: Elevation 5074′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Duekmejian Trailhead to Mt. Lukens via the Rim of the Valley Trail and back to the trailhead via the La Crescenta Trail: 9 miles, 2905′ gain. First Hike: 11-28-2011.
  2. Duekmejian Trailhead: Rim of the Valley Trail to Mt. Lukens and back the same way: 10.4 miles, 2905′ gain and loss. First Hike: 1-6-2013.
  3. Pine Street Trailhead to Mt. Lukens and down via the Rim of the Valley: Shuttle Hike: 13.2 miles, 3389′ gain, 2905 loss. First Hike: 11-30-2011.

Fox Peak: Elevation 5033′–Angeles National 

  1. From Mile Marker 4.50 on Big Tujunga Canyon Road, I followed the trail up to the Condor Peak Trail and took that to the saddle with Fox Peak and took the “hiker’s trail” to the peak: 12 miles, 3000′ of gain and loss. First Hike, 5-1-2016.

Inspiration Peak (unofficial name): Elevation 4714′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Cobb Estate to Inspiration Point via Castle Canyon; Inspiration Point to Panorama View and some exploration down a ridge; back to Inspiration Point, up to Inspiration Peak, down to the Sam Merril Trail and back to the Cobb Estate: About 12.4 miles, 3381′ gain. First Hike: 2-29-12.
  2. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail and Middle Sam Merrill Trail to Inspiration Peak Trail to Inspiration Peak, down to Inspiration Point; Mt. Lowe Road, Tom Sloane Saddle Trail and East Brown Mountain Use Trail to Brown Mountain; back to Mt. Lowe Road and up to San Gabriel Peak, down to Eaton Saddle Shuttle Hike: 14.6 miles, 6280′ gain, 2701′ loss. First Hike: 4-4-2012.
  3. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail and Middle Sam Merrill Trail to Inspiration Peak Trail to Inspiration Peak, down to Inspiration Point; Mt. Lowe Road, Tom Sloane Saddle Trail and East Brown Mountain Use Trail to Brown Mountain; West Brown Mountain Use Trail to Brown Road to Gabrieleno Trail to Windsor Parking Lot; Shuttle Hike: 17 miles, 4089′ gain, 4790′ loss. First Hike: 3-5-2012.

Muir Peak: Elevation 4668′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Eaton Saddle to Mt. Lowe, Inspiration Point, Mt. Muir, and Mt. Markham: 8.8 miles, 2211′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-3-213.
  2. Muir Peak from Cobb Estate: 11.6 miles, 2947′ gain and loss. First Hike: 1-8-2014.
  3. San Gabriel Peak Trailhead to San Gabriel Peak, Mt. Lowe, and Muir Peak; 11.9 miles, 3,396′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 2-16-2017.
  4. Muir Peak from Upper Sunset Ridge. Upper parking lot in Millard Canyon following the Sunset Ridge Trail to the Cape of Good Hope, the Lower Mt. Lowe Railway Bed to Echo Mountain, the Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point, The One Man & Mule Trail to the Muir Peak Trail to Muir Peak, back to Inspiration Point, down Mt. Lowe Road to The Upper Mt. Lowe Railroad Bed, down to Mt. Lowe Campground, down to the Cape of Good Hope, down Upper Sunset Ridge to parking: 12.9 miles, 2760′ gain and loss. First Hike: 1-27-2016
  5. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain; Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point; OM&M Railway Trail to Muir Peak Trail up to Muir Peak; back to Inspiration Point, East Mt. Lowe Trail to Mt. Lowe; Sam Merrill Trails back to Cobb Estate: 14.8 miles, 4070′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-25-13.

Brown Mountain: Elevation 4466′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Eaton Saddle to Brown Mountain: 8 miles, 2180′ gain and loss. First Hike: 11-21-14.
  2. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail and Middle Sam Merrill Trail to Inspiration Peak Trail to Inspiration Peak, down to Inspiration Point; Mt. Lowe Road, Tom Sloane Saddle Trail and East Brown Mountain Use Trail to Brown Mountain; back to Mt. Lowe Road and up to San Gabriel Peak, down to Eaton Saddle Shuttle Hike: 14.6 miles, 6280′ gain, 2701′ loss. First Hike: 4-4-2012.
  3. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail and Middle Sam Merrill Trail to Inspiration Peak Trail to Inspiration Peak, down to Inspiration Point; Mt. Lowe Road, Tom Sloane Saddle Trail and East Brown Mountain Use Trail to Brown Mountain; West Brown Mountain Use Trail to Brown Road to Gabrieleno Trail to Windsor Parking Lot; Shuttle Hike: 17 miles, 4089′ gain, 4790′ loss. First Hike: 3-5-2012.
  4. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail, Castle Canyon Trail to  Inspiration Point; Mt. Lowe Road to Tom Sloane Saddle Trail: TSS trail to Tom Sloane Saddle, use trail to Brown Mountian; back the same way to JCT Inspiration Point; down Sam Merrill Trails to Cobb Estate: 17.6 miles, 4739′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-27-2014.

Mt. Zion: Elevation 3575′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Chantry Flat: Gabrieleno, Upper Falls up to Mt. Zion and then down Upper Winter Creek to Chantry Flat: 9.7 miles, 1,980′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 12-27-2016.
  2. Chantry Flat: Gabrieleno Trail up to Mt. Zion and then down Lower Winter Creek to Chantry Flat: 9.25 miles, 2100′ gain. First Hike: 4-30-2011.
  3. Chantry Flat: Gabrieleno Trail to Newcomb Pass, back down to JCT Sturtevant, up to Mt. Zion, down to Lower Winter Creek, back to Chantry Flat via Upper Winter Creek: 15.1 miles, 2900′ gain. First Hike: 6-8-2011.
  4. Chantry Flat: Gabrieleno to Lower Winter Creek to Mt. Zion down to JCT Sturtevant Trail to Mt. Wilson, down Upper Winter Creek: 15.1 Miles, 4445′ gain and loss. First Hike: 4-27-2011.
  5. Sierra Madre Trailhead: Mt. Wilson Trail up to Manzanita Ridge; down Upper Winter Creek Trail to JCT Mt. Zion Trail; Mt. Zion Trail up to Mt. Zion and down to Sturtevant Camp; Sturtevant Trail up to Mt. Wilson; Mt. Wilson Trail down to Sierra Madre: 20 miles, 7005′ gain. First Hike: 4-18-12.

Jones Peak: Elevation 3375′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Bailey Canyon to Jones Peak, 6.0 miles, 2200′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 4-28-2012.

Sandstone Peak: Elevation 3311′–Santa Monica Mountains

  1. Loop hike from Circle X Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, Mishe Mokwa Trail to Backbone Trail to Sandstone Peak, Backbone Trail back down to parking. Stats: 6.1 miles, 1270′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 12-17-2016.

Montecito Peak: Elevation 3214′–Los Padres National Forest

  1. Upper Cold Springs Trail to Monument Peak; Lower Cold Springs Trail back to trailhead: 7.6 miles, 2435′ gain. First Hike: 4-27-2013.

Echo Mountain: Elevation 3207′–Angeles National Forest

  1. Cobb Estate to Echo Mountain: 5.2 miles, 1399′ gain and loss. First Hike: 1-15-2011.
  2. Upper Sunset Ridge, Lower Mt. Lowe Railway, Echo Mountain, and Lower Sam Merrill to Cobb Estate shuttle hike: 6.2 miles, 1362′ gain, 1656′ loss. First Hike: 12-16-2012.
  3. Cobb Estate to Echo Mountain, Cape of Good Hope: 7 miles, 1656′ gain and loss. First Hike: 1-8-2011.
  4. Millard Canyon, Sunset Ridge, Lower Mt. Lowe Railway, Echo Mountain and Lower Sam Merrill to Cobb Estate shuttle hike: 7 miles, 1782′ gain, 1656′ loss. First Hike: 4-1-2012.
  5. Millard Canyon, Sunset Ridge, Lower Mt. Lowe Railway to Echo Mountain: 8.8 miles, 2032′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-22-12.
  6. Eaton Saddle to Mt. Lowe to Echo Mountain to Inspiration Point Loop: 11.2 miles, 2,730′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 2-9-2017.
  7. Cobb Estate: Lower Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain; Castle Canyon to Inspiration Point; East Mt. Lowe Trail to Mt. Markham Trail to Mt. Markham; down to Upper East Mt. Lowe Trail to Mt. Lowe; Upper Sam Merrill down to Mt. Lowe Road up to Inspiration Point; Sam Merrill Trails down to the Cobb Estate: 14.8 miles, 3259′ gain and loss. First Hike: 3-28-12.
  8. Cobb Estate Trailhead: Lower Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain; Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point; OM&M Railway Trail to Muir Peak Trail up to Muir Peak; back to Inspiration Point, East Mt. Lowe Trail to Mt. Lowe; Sam Merrill Trails back to Cobb Estate: 14.8 miles, 4070′ gain and loss. First Hike: 2-25-13.

Pinyon Peak: Elevation 2195′–Garland Ranch Regional Park

  1. A loop hike starting from the Garland Ranch Visitors Center and following the Shortcut Trail, Buckeye Trail, Mesa Trail, Sky High Trail, and Snively Ridge Trail to an un-named trail to Pinyon Peak. Return by retracing steps back to the Mesa Trail and take that to Mesa Pond. From Mesa Pond, follow the Waterfall Trail and Lupine Trail back to the Visitor’s Center. Stats: 8.5 miles, 2,450′ of gain and loss. First Hike: 4-10-2017

ABDSP Peak 2152: Elevation 2152′–Anza Borrego Desert State Park

This peak is unnamed and not described in any literature I am aware of. Thus, the name given here is unofficial and for reference purposes only. The elevation is an unofficial GPS height reading. Although unofficial, it is included here because of the value it adds (notably views into Smoke Tree Canyon) to the hike described below.

  1. This peak is the high point on a ridge leading up from the saddle dividing Palo Verde Wash and Smoke Tree Canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. It is accessed by a short peak scramble to the ridge followed by a ridge walk. To get to the saddle, follow instructions for the Rock Tank Loop described in Afoot & Afield: San Diego County. I hiked a slightly different path, skipping the rock tanks and walking back on the highway instead of setting up a shuttle. Stats: 8.6 miles, 1450′ gain and loss. First Hike: 1-10-2015.

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