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13I

Winston Ridge

7003'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 17 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 Peak, Mount Akawie

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 5 miles round trip on trail and use trail
Gain: 1000'
Time: 3 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: John Backus, July 1985

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'), pass the locked gate and hike northeast down the road, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), to about 6700' where an old road goes to the left (not shown on the topo).
  • Go left on this road and follow it to the saddle south of elevation 6903'.
  • Pass around either side of 6903' to the saddle just north of it. (There are use trails on both sides. The right side follows the PCT for a short distance but the PCT drops off into Cooper Canyon on the right. The trail workers have obliterated part of the use trail normally used by the HPS. It is easier to follow the use trail on the left side of 6903'.)
  • From the saddle north of 6903', follow an obvious use trail northwest up to the summit.

ALTERNATE ROUTES

Winston Ridge can be combined with Winston Peak. From Winston Peak, descend northeast to the saddle south of elevation 6903'. Continue as in Route 1.


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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 7-March-2006
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