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16A

Circle Mountain

6875'

Location: San Bernardino County, about 17 miles north of Cucamonga, 73 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity
Forest Service: Angeles National Forest
USGS Topo: Telegraph Peak 7½
HPS: Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 miles round trip on firebreak
Gain: 800'
Time: 1 1/2-2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, July 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 1

(Northern approach)

  • Go east on I-10 to I-15.
  • Go north on I-15 to SR 138. Turn left (west).
  • Go west on SR 138 to the junction with SR 2. Turn left.
  • Go southwest on SR 2 to Lone Pine Canyon Road in Wrightwood. Turn left (south).
  • Go 0.3 mile to Thrush. Turn left (east).
  • Go right at the first opportunity.
  • Turn left on Lone Pine Canyon Road.
  • At about 2 miles from SR 2, the road crests and begins to go downhill. At this saddle is a dirt road on the left. Turn left.
  • Go about 100 yards to a parking area. Park here. Ample parking.

(Southern approach)

  • After exiting I-15, go west 1.2 miles on SR 138 to Lone Pine Canyon Road on the left. Turn left.
  • Take this road about 7.7 miles to where it approaches its crest.
  • Turn off on a dirt road on the right immediately east of the crest. This is the dirt road described in the Route 1 driving instructions.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (6080'), hike east down into a saddle.
  • Continue east up a firebreak to the top of the hill.
  • Then turn right and hike up to the summit.

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 21-December-2005
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