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12A

Mount Deception

5796'
(UTM 974901)

Location: Los Angeles County, about 5 miles north of Altadena, 30 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

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

Nearby Peaks: Mount Disappointment, San Gabriel Peak

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 4 3/4 miles round trip on road and firebreak
Gain: 1100'
Time: 2 1/4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, March 1968

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. Turn right.
  • Drive 0.4 mile to a paved road (2N52) on the right. Park here. Do not block the gate.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (4760'), hike up 2N52 about 2 miles to a saddle at 5550'.
  • Leave the road and hike west up a steep firebreak and ridge to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

From Mount Disappointment and/or San Gabriel Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 3/4 mile one way on road and firebreak
Gain: 200'
Time: 1/2 hour one way
Rating: Class 1

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, March 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 2

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the trail junction between Mount Disappointment and San Gabriel Peak (5800'-), walk northwest down the paved road less then 1/2 mile to saddle 5550'.
  • Leave the road and hike west up a steep firebreak and ridge to the summit.

NOTE

If you are returning the same way, there is about 400' gain back to the trail junction.


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