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23G

Onyx Peak #1

9113'

Location: San Bernardino County, about 12 miles southeast of Big Bear Lake, 105 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

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

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 1/4 miles round trip on road
Gain: 230'
Time: 1 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy

Original: Bob Cates, April 1977

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Take I-10 east past San Bernardino to the Orange Street exit (SR 38).
  • Go one block east, then go north (left) 0.5 mile to Lugonia Avenue. Turn right on SR 38 (east).
  • Continue east on SR 38 about 33 miles to 1N02, the road to Heart Bar Campground, on the right. Keep straight.
  • Continue 6.0 miles farther to Onyx Summit (8443'). Turn right on a dirt road.
  • Turn left at an immediate fork, and continue 2.0 miles to a fork. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (8780'), hike up the right fork past a gate and up to the summit.

HISTORICAL NOTES

The mountain and the road summit were named for an old onyx mine located on the desert side in Pipes Canyon.

History of Summit Signature

Climbing Archives

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 18-December-2005
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