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12D

Mount Markham

5742'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 3 miles north of Altadena, 31 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

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

Nearby Peaks: Mount Lowe, San Gabriel Peak, Mount Disappointment

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 3 miles round trip on road and trail
Gain: 600'
Time: 1 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, 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 3.5 miles to the junction with the Mount Wilson Road at the Red Box Ranger Station. Turn right.
  • Drive 2.3 miles to Eaton Saddle. Park on the right. Do not block the gate.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (5100'), pass the gate and hike up the road, through a tunnel, about 1/2 mile to Markham Saddle. This is the turnoff for Mount Disappointment and San Gabriel Peak.
  • The road continues west, but take a trail (12W14) on the left, which starts at this saddle.
  • Follow it to a saddle between Mount Markham and Mount Lowe. This is the turnoff for Mount Lowe.
  • At this saddle, turn left (northeast) and follow the ridge up to the summit.

HISTORICAL NOTES

This peak, between Mount Lowe and San Gabriel Peak, was formerly known as "Square Top" or "Table Mountain" which is how it appears along trail 12W16 above Idlehour Campground, or from Mount Wilson. In the 1890's, at the urging of Professor Lowe and other leading Pasadena citizens, it was named in honor of Henry H. Markham, a prominent citizen of Pasadena and Governor of California 1891-1895.

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