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17G

Buck Point

6433'

Location: San Bernardino County, about 7 miles north of Fontana, 70 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

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

Nearby Peaks: San Sevaine Lookout

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 1.5 miles round trip on road and use trail
Gain: 400'
Time: 1 hour round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, 1974

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Take I-10 east and I-15 north to Sierra Avenue. Exit I-15 and turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp onto Sierra Avenue.
  • Go 1.6 miles to a dirt road (1N34) on the left. Turn left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 1.0 mile, junction at a power line. Go straight.
  • At 5.6 miles, fork with 1N36 (closed) on the left. Keep straight.
  • At 7.7 miles, fork. Keep straight. (This is the turnoff for San Sevaine Lookout.)
  • At 9.8 miles, barbed wire barricade on left blocking overgrown road. Park here.

Note: High clearance 4WD vehicles may be required past 8.2 miles. The road is too rough and steep for 2WD vehicles past this point. There is also a problem with brush damaging vehicles' finish. It may be easier to leave vehicles at the San Sevaine Lookout trailhead (5550') and hike the road toward the Buck Point. This will add 4 miles round trip and 500' of gain.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (6050'), go around the barbed wire barricade on the left and hike up an overgrown road to a saddle.
  • Turn right at the saddle, leave the road, and hike along a use trail through high brush to the flat summit area.
  • The register is in a small rock cairn off to the left (south).

The brush along the use trail may become almost impassable if not clipped.


ALTERNATE ROUTES

1N34 is sometimes open from Cucamonga Canyon. This is a long 4WD road and can be very rough and sometimes impassable.

It is also possible to hike up the roadbed for old 1N36 from the southeast. This route is the shortest one if you want to hike in from Sierra Avenue.

The peak has also been climbed from the south via a firebreak from the end of Etiwanda Avenue.


SPECIAL CONDITIONS

High clearance 4WD vehicles are recommended for driving the dirt road approach. The road from Sierra Avenue to San Sevaine is opened to the public only for the period from Labor Day to the first major storm of the season. Contact the Lytle Creek Ranger Station at (909) 382-2851 for details.

NOTES

Buck Point is officially a hunter's spot on the road, 0.2 mile to the north of the peak. The name "Buck Point" for peak 6433' was adopted by the HPS when it was added to the List in 1962.

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 25-September-2010
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