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11C

Mount Lawlor

5957'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 9 miles north of Pasadena, 28 miles from Los Angeles, 14 miles from La Cañada-Flintridge

Maps

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

Nearby Peaks: Strawberry Peak, Barley Flats

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 6 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 1300'
Time: 3 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate

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. Keep straight.
  • Continue about 4.5 miles to the junction with the Mount Wilson Road at the Red Box Ranger Station. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (4600'), hike east along Angeles Crest Highway for 100', and go up the dirt road on the left (2N46) for about 3/4 mile to a trail junction on the left.
  • Turn left and follow the trail about 1/4 mile to the top of a ridge coming up from Red Box Divide. Continue on the trail around the flanks of Lawlor to the saddle between Lawlor and Strawberry (5200'+).
  • Turn right and climb east up the ridge on a use trail to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 3/4 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 1300'
Time: 3 hours round trip
Rating: Class 2, moderate
Route: Very steep

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, February 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • See Driving Route 1.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (4600'), hike east along Angeles Crest Highway for 100', and go up the dirt road on the left (2N46) for about 3/4 mile to a trail junction on the left.
  • Turn left and follow the trail about 1/4 mile to the top of a ridge coming up from Red Box Divide.
  • Leave the trail here and climb the steep ridge up to the summit. This ridge is very steep and very loose. A high degree of care is required on this section.

ALTERNATE ROUTES

The peak can be climbed from Barley Flats, by following the firebreak west along the ridge. This route is overgrown and very brushy at several points.


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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 24-December-2005
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