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16D

Dawson Peak

9575'

Location: San Bernardino County, about 4 miles south of Wrightwood, 84 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

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

Nearby Peaks: Wright Mountain, Pine Mountain #1

ROUTE 2

(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

HIKING ROUTE 2

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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.