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15F

Sunset Peak

5796'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 8 miles north of Claremont, 45 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity
Forest Service: Angeles National Forest
USGS Topo: Mount San Antonio 7½, Mt Baldy 7½
HPS: Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 3 miles round trip on firebreak
Gain: 1300'
Time: 2 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Take the 210 freeway east to Baseline Road exit in the City of Claremont. Turn left (west) at the bottom of the off-ramp onto Baseline Road.
  • Almost immediately, take the first right (north) onto Padua Ave.
  • Go 1.8 miles north on Padua to the intersection with Mount Baldy Rd. Turn right (northeast).
  • Take this road northeast and then north about seven miles to Glendora Ridge Road in Mt. Baldy Village. Turn left.
  • Go about a mile to Cow Canyon Saddle, where a large lot is marked "No Parking". Continue slightly further on the road, then park on the south side.

Note: There is a good parking lot for ridesharing in this area. To get there, after turning west on Baseline Road, continue past Padua Avenue a short distance to Mills Avenue. Turn north on Mills, and continue to Mt. Baldy Road. The parking lot is at the northeast corner of this intersection.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (4523'), cross to the south side of the road and go up a firebreak to the summit.

It is also possible to hike the road to the summit, keeping left at a junction. This adds 2 miles each way to the hike. This route crosses private property. This route passes a locked and posted gate. If ownership has not changed, this card gives you permission to walk on the road.


Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 7 miles round trip on fire road
Gain: 1300'
Time: 4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Jerry Keating, June 2000

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • Take the 210 freeway east to Baseline Road exit in the City of Claremont. Turn left (west) at the bottom of the off-ramp onto Baseline Road.
  • Almost immediately, take the first right (north) onto Padua Ave.
  • Go 1.8 miles north on Padua to the intersection with Mount Baldy Rd. Turn right (northeast).
  • Take this road northeast and then north about seven miles to Glendora Ridge Road in Mt. Baldy Village. Turn left.
  • Go about a mile to Cow Canyon Saddle.
  • Continue 3.2 miles past Cow Canyon Saddle (parking for Route 1) to the west on Glendora Ridge Road to the junction with 2N07 on the left. Park here.

Note: There is a good parking lot for ridesharing in this area. To get there, after turning west on Baseline Road, continue past Padua Avenue a short distance to Mills Avenue. Turn north on Mills, and continue to Mt. Baldy Road. The parking lot is at the northeast corner of this intersection.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (4480'), walk around the locked gate and follow 2N07 for approximately 2 miles to where a side road appears on the left.
  • Ignore the side road and continue upward on 2N07 until it reaches a junction atop a saddle (5560') directly south of the peak.
  • Turn sharply left on a spur road and follow it to the summit.

HISTORICAL NOTE

There was once a fire lookout on the summit.

History of Summit Signature

Climbing Archives

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 9-May-2007
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