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17H

San Sevaine Lookout

5240'+

Location: San Bernardino County, about 9 miles north of Fontana, 70 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

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

Nearby Peaks: Buck Point

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 1/2 miles round trip on road
Gain: 500' total, 100' out plus 400' on return
Time: 1 1/2-2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, 1974

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Take I-10 east and I-15 north to Sierra Avenue. Turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp.
  • Go 1.6 miles to a dirt road 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 7.8 miles, fork. Turn right.
  • At 7.9 miles, a difficult to see fork in a saddle. The right fork is closed by an earthen berm. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (5560'), hike over the earthen berm and down the old road bed as it goes down through a saddle and then up to the old lookout site at the end of the road. The register is a rock pile on the left (west) as you approach the old foundation.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 miles round trip on use trail and road
Gain: 700' total, 150' out plus 550' on return
Time: 1 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Peter Doggett, December 2010

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • Take I-10 east and I-15 north to Sierra Avenue. Turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp.
  • Go 1.6 miles to a dirt road 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 7.8 miles, fork. Turn right.
  • At 7.9 miles, a difficult to see fork in a saddle. The right fork is closed by an earthen berm. This is the parking for Route 1.
  • At 8.2 miles, road ends next to some radio towers. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (5640+'), walk back down the road about 40 yards. There may be a duck here.
  • Leave the dirt road on the left and proceed easterly down a hunter's trail. (Very steep at the top end).
  • Proceed to the East and then NE, following the trail along the ridge. It may be marked with ribbons and ducks.
  • At 5160', you will meet an old dirt road.
  • Turn left and follow this dirt road down into a saddle at 5100' and then up to the old lookout side at the end of the road. Expect brush on much of this abandoned road.
  • The register is in a pile of rocks on the left (west) as you approach the old foundation.

NOTE

It is a rough dirt road drive to the trailhead, best done in a high clearance 4WD.


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 old 1N36 roadbed from the southeast. This is shorter that hiking in from Sierra Avenue.


SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The road from Sierra Avenue is closed except in the fall season. Contact this USFS office for details.

Lytle Creek Ranger Station
1209 Lytle Creek Rd
Lytle Creek, CA 92358
(909) 382-2851

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 19-December-2010
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