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13G

Mount Lewis

8396'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 17 miles north of Glendora, 60 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity
Forest Service: Angeles National Forest
USGS Topo: Crystal Lake 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 use trail
Gain: 500'
Time: 1/2 hour 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 4.5 miles to the junction with the Mount Wilson Road at the Red Box Ranger Station. Keep straight.
  • Continue 30.5 miles to Dawson Saddle. There is a highway maintenance building on the left (north) side of the road, and the road starts downhill at this point. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (7901'), the trail to Lewis starts up a steep bank adjacent to the west side of the maintenance building.
  • Hike up it to the top of a ridge and then continue north along the ridge to the summit.

NATURAL HISTORICAL NOTE

A fine forest of Jeffrey pines provides shade all the way. There are excellent views of the Antelope Valley from the summit area.

History of Summit Signature

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