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11G

Mount Mooney

5840'+

Location: Los Angeles County, about 11 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 mile round trip on road
Gain: 250'
Time: 1 hour round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, 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.
  • Continue 100 yards farther on Angeles Crest Highway to a paved road on the right. Turn right (north).
  • Keep right at an immediate fork. The road becomes dirt at 0.1 mile. Follow it 0.6 mile to a wide flat area at a saddle. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (5600'+), hike west up a jeep road behind a dirt berm to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 miles round trip cross-country
Gain: 350'
Time: 2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, February 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. Keep straight.
  • Continue about 4.5 miles to the junction with the Mount Wilson Road at the Red Box Ranger Station.
  • Continue on Crest Highway about 9 miles farther to the signed Charlton Flats Picnic Area on the left. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (5380'), cross to the north side of the highway and hike north up the brushy ridge to the summit.

HISTORICAL NOTE

The peak was named for Joseph Mooney, a young Forest Service telephone lineman and ranger in the Angeles National Forest. He lost his life in World War I.

History of Summit Signature

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