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11F

Vetter Mountain (LO)

5908'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 10 miles north of Monrovia, 40 miles from Los Angeles

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

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 1 1/4 miles round trip on road
Gain: 300'
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. Keep straight.
  • Continue about 4.5 miles to the junction with the Mount Wilson Road at the Red Box Ranger Station.
  • Continue on Angeles Crest Highway about 9 miles farther to the signed Charlton Flats Picnic Area on the left. Turn left (west) on 3N16.
  • Follow 3N16 1.4 miles, keeping left at forks, to a dirt road barred by a gate, while the paved road goes off to the right. Park here but do not block the gate.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (5580'), go around the gate and hike up the dirt road to the old lookout on the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 1/2 miles round trip on trail
Gain: 700'
Time: 2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, February 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • Follow the driving instructions for Route 1 to where you have turned left (west) on 3N16.
  • Drive 0.1 mile to a paved fork. Turn right.
  • Drive 0.6 mile farther to a picnic area on the left just before a gate. A sign on the left reads "Vetter Mountain Trail". Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the picnic area (5240'), cross the stream bed and follow the Silver Moccasin Trail (SMT) for about 200 yards to a fork where the SMT goes to the left.
  • Go straight ahead and go through a picnic area, across a paved road, then across another paved road at a sign "Vetter Mountain Trail 11W08".
  • Continue on the trail to the summit.

NATURAL HISTORICAL NOTE

The summit affords excellent views of the San Gabriel Mountain Range.

History of Summit Signature

Climbing Archives

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


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