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13A

Winston Peak

7502'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 16 miles north of Azusa, 48 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity
Forest Service: Angeles National Forest
USGS Topo: Waterman Mountain 7½
HPS: Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage (Older version)

Nearby Peaks: Winston Ridge, Mount Akawie

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 1 1/4 miles round trip cross-country
Gain: 500'
Time: 1 hour 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. Keep straight.
  • Continue 19 miles to the signed Cloudburst Summit. Park at a locked gate on the left (north).

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (7018'), hike northwest up the hill following a dirt road. It gains the ridge and continues west.
  • Leave it here and follow the ridge north up to the summit.

ALTERNATE ROUTES

Winston Peak can be combined with Winston Ridge. Ascend from the saddle south of elevation 6903'.


HISTORICAL NOTE

The peak is named for L.C. Winston, a Pasadena banker who died in a blizzard on a hunting trip in the mountains in 1900. He was found on nearby Winston Ridge.

History of Summit Signature

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 23-December-2005
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