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Lake Peak

10,161'

Location: San Bernardino County, about 14 miles north-northeast of Banning, 103 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

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

Nearby Peaks: Grinnell Mountain, Ten Thousand Foot Ridge

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 10 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 2180'
Time: 5-6 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, February 1973

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. Turn right. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 1.2 miles, fork. Go right on 1N05.
  • At 2.8 miles, Aspen Grove Trail 2E05 goes west.
  • At 6.9 miles, fork. Go right.
  • At 7.2 miles, fork. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) crosses the road here. Go right.
  • At 7.6 miles, fork. Go right.
  • At 7.7 miles, Fish Creek Trailhead (1W07). Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (8040'), hike 1W07 southwest about 1/2 mile to a junction with the Aspen Grove Trail.
  • Keep left on 1W07 and continue 4 miles to Fish Creek Saddle at 9805'.
  • Hike south up to the top of the ridge at 10,080'.
  • Turn right and go southwest along the ridge to the rocky summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 13 1/2 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 3430'
Time: 6 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate

Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, February 1973

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • 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 26 miles to Jenks Lake Road on the right. Turn right (south).
  • Continue to the signed South Fork Trailhead parking lot on the left. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (6850'), hike the South Fork Trail (1E04) past the old Poopout Hill trailhead to South Fork at Slushy Meadows where the Dry Lake Trail forks left (8200').
  • Turn left (southeast) and follow this trail 1 1/2 miles to Dry Lake where there is another trail fork.
  • Turn left and go 1/2 mile to Lodgepole Spring.
  • Continue 3/4 mile east cross-country up to Fish Creek Saddle at 9805'.
  • Continue as in Route 1.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Wilderness permits are required for all routes. They are issued at Mill Creek Ranger Station, 9 miles from Redlands on SR 38. Day use permits are self-issue on the day of the hike or by mail. Overnight permits must be acquired in person or by mail.

Mill Creek Ranger Station
Route 1, Box 264
Mentone, CA 92359
(909) 794-1123

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 17-Decmeber-2005
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