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10F

Rabbit Peak #1

5307'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 14 miles north-northeast of Pasadena, 34 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity
Forest Service: Angeles National Forest
USGS Topo: Chilao Flat 7½
HPS (updated): National Geographic Topo!
HPS (old version): Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage

Nearby Peaks: Iron Mountain #3, Round Top, Granite Mountain #1

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 1 mile round trip cross-country
Gain: 600'
Time: 1 hour round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: Charlie Knapke, December 1996

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 9.9 miles to the entrance to Monte Cristo Campground on the right. Turn right and then immediately left onto dirt road 3N23.
  • Go about 1.6 miles to a fork with 4N18 near the Black Cargo Mine. Stay left.
  • Continue on this road for 1.05 mile, past a power line tower, to a prominent gully. Park where convenient. Parking space is limited.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the bottom of the gully (4700'), contour south along a steep slope for about 50 meters, then ascend to meet Rabbit's south ridge at about the 4800' contour.
  • Hike up the old firebreak about 1/3 mile to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 4 1/2 miles round trip on road and cross-country
Gain: 1800'
Time: 3 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Intermeidate

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, June 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • 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 9.4 miles to the entrance to Monte Cristo Campground on the right. Turn right and park in the campground day use lot.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (3560'), hike up the dirt road described in the Route 1 driving instructions for slightly less than 1 mile to where it crosses the ridge coming down south from the summit.
  • Leave the road here and go about 0.6 mile up a firebreak to meet a road (Route 1 drives this road).
  • Go left and hike about 0.3 mile up this road to the gully (mentioned in Route 1).
  • Continue to the summit as directed in Route 1.

ALTERNATE ROUTES

Rabbit is often climbed as part of a loop trip with Granite Peak #1, Round Top, and Iron Mountain #3. This loop can be done in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. This is a full day trip.


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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 15-May-2009
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