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08C

Sawtooth Mountain

5200'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 19 miles southeast of Gorman, 78 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity
Forest Service: Angeles National Forest
USGS Topo: Burnt Peak 7½
HPS: Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage

Nearby Peaks: Liebre Mountain, Burnt Peak

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Gain: 1700' total, 800' out plus 900' on return
Time: 2 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Easy
Route: Steep firebreak

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Take I-5 north to the town of Castaic and exit on Lake Hughes Road.
  • Take Lake Hughes Road northeast for 23.6 miles to where it ends at a junction with N2, Pine Canyon Road. Turn left (west).
  • Go 4.7 miles to Bushnell summit with a junction with 7N23 on the left. Turn left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 2.0 miles, fork. Go right.
  • At 3.2 miles, junction. Turn left (east) on 7N08.
  • At 4.9 miles, a firebreak takes off on the right (south) side of the road. Park near here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (5350'), follow the firebreak down into a saddle and up over a bump and on out the ridge to the summit. The summit is about 150' lower than the parking area.

PEAK COMBINATIONS

Sawtooth is commonly climbed with Burnt Peak and Liebre Mtn, with a short drive between each trailhead.


Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 11 miles round trip
Gain: 2700' total, 2500' out plus 200' on return
Time: 6 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Easy
Route: Road and steep firebreak

Original: Gene Olsen, November 1979

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • Take I-5 north to the town of Castaic and exit on Lake Hughes Road.
  • Take Lake Hughes Road northeast for 15.5 miles to a dirt road on the left with a sign "Warm Springs Canyon Road". Turn left on 6N23, a good to fair dirt road (do not take the paved road to the detention facility).
  • Follow the main road which climbs the right canyon wall about 2 1/2 miles to a saddle and a 3 way road junction. Park here. Ample parking.
  • Note: motorcycles can continue another 4 miles on 7N13 by going over some berms that stop progress of vehicles.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (2900'), hike up the road for about 4 miles to the road's end.
  • Continue up a firebreak, bearing around to the left at a junction about 100 yards below the top of the first bump.
  • Bear right around the second bump following the fire road to the third bump which is the summit. This has also been reported as the fourth bump.

History of Summit Signature

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 26-December-2005
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