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10A

Mount Emma

5273'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 9 miles south-southeast of Palmdale, 48 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

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

Nearby Peaks: Old Mount Emma, Cole Point

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 miles round trip on use trail and firebreak
Gain: 1000'
Time: 1 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, February 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2), drive north on Angeles Crest Highway 9.5 miles to Angeles Forest Highway. Turn left (north).
  • Go about 20 miles to the Mount Emma Road. Turn right (northeast).
  • Continue 2.0 miles to where the road goes over a shallow saddle. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (4250'), hike southeast up a use trail which meets a firebreak at 4300'.
  • Follow the firebreak to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

Withdrawn due to firing range and permanent closure of road.

HISTORICAL NOTES

The peak is named for shapely young Emma Pallett, one of the Pallett Ranch daughters. Early maps had the summit incorrectly labeled on elevation 5063', now called Old Mount Emma.

History of Summit Signature

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Please report any corrections or changes to the Mountain Records Chair.


Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 9-May-2007
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