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16J

Mount Harwood

9552'

Location: Los Angeles County, about 13 miles north of Upland, 48 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

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

Nearby Peaks: Mount San Antonio

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ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 13 miles round trip on road, trail, and cross-country
Gain: 3400'
Time: 5-6 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate

Original: Brent Washburne, January 1991

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 Mt. Baldy Village.
  • Continue about four miles to the intersection with San Antonio Falls Road on the left (gated). 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 1

  • From the parking area (6160'), pass the gate and hike up the road to Baldy Notch at the top of the ski lift.
  • Turn left (northwest) and follow a road up a ridge to where it becomes a trail.
  • Follow this trail up the Devils Backbone to about 9200' where the trail begins to pass Mount Harwood on the left (south) side.
  • Leave the trail here on the right and go cross-country up the slope to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 5 miles round trip on road, trail, and cross-country
Gain: 3400'
Time: 5-6 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, strenuous

Original: Dave Comerzan, October 2013

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 Mt. Baldy Village.
  • Continue about four miles to the intersection with San Antonio Falls Road on the left (gated). Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (6160'), pass the gate and hike up the road about ½ mile to where a trail goes up the left bank.
  • Hike up the trail about 0.1 mile just past the register box.
  • Start up a use trail that goes up the ridge to the point where it croses the Devil's Backbone trail.
  • From this point, head northwest about ¼ mile to the peak.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Do not hike up the slope beneath the ski lift. This is not legal.

The Devils Backbone trail can be dangerous in winter months.

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Published 16-November-2013
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