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14H

Mount Burnham

8997'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 16 miles north of Glendora, 66 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

Nearby Peaks: Mount Hawkins, Throop Peak, Mount Baden-Powell

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ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 6 miles round trip on trail
Gain: 2100' total, 1600' out plus 500' on return
Time: 4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Easy

Original: Fred Hoeptner and Paul A. Lipsohn, February 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2), drive north on Angeles Crest Highway 44.8 miles (mile marker 69.4) to Dawson Saddle. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (7903'), hike east down the highway to where a trail starts on the right (south) side. Go up this trail to a saddle and trail junction with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) northeast of Throop Peak at 8789'. This is the turnoff for Throop Peak and Mount Hawkins.
  • Turn left (northeast) on the PCT and follow it to where it starts to go around Mount Burnham.
  • Leave the trail and go straight up to the summit or continue on the PCT to the east side of Mount Burnham, leave the trail and hike up to the summit.

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ROUTE 2

From Mount Baden-Powell
(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 1.2 miles one way on trail
Gain: 800' total, 200' out plus 600' on return
Time: 1/2 hour one way
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: Charlie Knapke, December 1996

DRIVING ROUTE 2

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the summit of Mount Baden-Powell (9399'), hike west along the PCT past bump 9086' to where the trail begins to go around the north side of Mount Burnham.
  • Leave the trail and go west up the ridge to the summit.

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ROUTE 3

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 1500'
Time: 2-3 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Moderate

Original: George Wysup, August 2000

DRIVING ROUTE 3

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2), drive north on Angeles Crest Highway to mile marker 71.0. This is at a gully about 1.5 miles east of Dawson Saddle, near the "a" in "Lodgepole Picnic Area" title on the Crystal Lake USGS topo. Park on the east side of the highway in a paved turnout. The UTM coordinates for the parking area are 0427382E, 3802383N.

HIKING ROUTE 3

  • From the parking area (7550'), hike east on an obvious use trail.
  • Go east up this steep use trail to where it meets a prominent ridge, then follow the ridge to a trail junction with the PCT just north of the summit.
  • Leave the trail and go straight up to the summit or continue on the PCT to the east side of Mount Burnham, leave the trail and hike up to the summit.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Take special care to note the route for return to the vehicles. Avoid continuing northwest down the main ridge as this ridge runs out into a steep highway cut.


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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 6-October-2012
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