USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: San Bernardino County, about 4 miles south of Wrightwood, 84 miles from Los Angeles
- Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity
- Forest Service: Angeles National Forest
- USGS Topo: Mount San Antonio 7½
explanation of usage
Nearby Peaks: Wright Mountain, Pine Mountain #1
(USFS Adventure Pass required)
(Use if gate is locked on Route 1 at Guffy Campground)
- Distance: 8 1/2 miles round trip cross-country
- Gain: 3600' total, 2500' out plus 1100' on return
- Time: 6 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
- Navigation: Easy
Original: George Wysup, July 2000
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- 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 through Wrightwood and 4 miles further to the
junction with N4. Keep left on SR 2.
- Go 1.8 miles farther to a large parking area on both sides of the
road. At the beginning of the left parking area is the Blue Ridge Road
(dirt). Take this road. Note your odometer and go as follows:
- At 0.3 mile, fork. Keep right.
- At 1.4 miles, fork at a ski run. Keep left.
- At 2.4 miles, Blue Ridge Campground (pavement ends).
- At 5.1 miles, Guffy Campground turnoff on the left. Keep left, go
about 0.2 mile, and park at east end of Guffy Campground (8250'). Do
not occupy a campsite unless you plan to use it.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- Hike east past the outhouse going along a ridge which leads down to the
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Follow the PCT past the intersection with the
Acorn Trail (to Wrightwood).
- Continue along the PCT for about 0.7 mile
until the parking area (8310') for Route 1 is visible below you to your
- Hike down to the parking area for Route 1. There is a spade marker
with a red and white sign and a wooden sign with the legend "Sheep
Mountain Wilderness" at the parking area.
- Follow the obvious trail
(quite steep in spots) over several bumps
to Pine Mountain #1 which is just
to the left of the trail.
- Continue on trail past the summit of
Pine Mountain #1 and go down to the saddle between
Pine Mountain #1 and Dawson Peak.
- Continue up to
Dawson Peak. It is to the left of the trail. Leave the trail when it
starts down to the Dawson-Baldy saddle.
The ridge up to Pine Mountain #1 is also known
as the "Other Devil's
Backbone". It has very steep slopes on both sides and can be very
dangerous in icy conditions.
The road from Blue Ridge goes through the top of a ski resort. This road
is always closed at the SR 2 junction during the ski season.