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14I

Mount Baden-Powell

9399'

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: Ross Mountain, Mount Burnham

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 8 miles round trip on trail
Gain: 2800'
Time: 4-5 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate

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

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • From the intersection of I-210 and Angeles Crest Highway, drive north on Angeles Crest Highway for about 51 miles to a large parking area on the right side of the road at Vincent Gap. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) starts at the west end of the parking lot. From the parking lot (6593'), hike up the trail through many switchbacks to a junction where the PCT goes to the right.
  • Keep left and follow the trail a short distance up to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

From Mount Burnham
(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 miles one way
Gain: 800'
Time: 1 hour one way
Rating: Class 1

DRIVING ROUTE 2

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • See the Mount Burnham guide.
  • From Mount Burnham, descend east to the PCT.
  • Go east on the PCT to the junction just below the summit of Baden-Powell.
  • Go right and follow the trail up to the summit.

NATURAL HISTORICAL NOTES

Just before reaching the summit you hike through an old limber pine forest.

HISTORICAL NOTES

The peak is named after the founder of the Boy Scout movement. The summit marker was placed May 30, 1931. On the side of the mountain is the Big Horn Mine. Currently active again, it is the largest mining operation in the San Gabriel Mountains.

History of Summit Signature

Climbing Archives

Please report any corrections or changes to the Mountain Records Chair.


Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 22-December-2005
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