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25A

Allen Peak

5795'

Location: San Bernardino County, about 5 miles northeast of Yucaipa, 76 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

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

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1- Aqueduct Scramble

(USFS Adventure Pass required)

Route withdrawn due to impassibility. But see Route 3, below.


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ROUTE 2 - Wildlife Preserve Road

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 7.5 miles round trip on road and cross-country
Gain: 1300'
Time: 3-4 hours round trip
Rating: Class 2, moderate
Navigation: Easy

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).
  • Go about 8 miles to the Mill Creek Ranger Station.
  • Continue on SR 38 another 6.2 miles to Valley of the Falls Road junction (Forest Falls Road). Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • From the parking area (4460'), cross Mill Creek to the south on 1S08. Hike up 1S08 through privately owned land 2.6 miles to 1S09 (Yucaipa Ridge Truck Trail) at the Allen-Birch saddle.
  • Turn right (west) and hike along 1S09 about 1/4 mile to where the north trending ridge of Allen Peak crosses the road.
  • Turn left (south) and hike up the north ridge of Allen Peak to the summit.

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ROUTE 3

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 9 miles round trip on trail and road
Gain: 1500'
Time: 4-5 hours round trip
Rating: Class 2, moderately strenuous
Navigation: Easy

DRIVING ROUTE 3

  • 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).
  • Go about 8 miles to the Mill Creek Ranger Station.
  • Continue on SR 38 another 6.2 miles to Valley of the Falls Road junction (Forest Falls Road). Turn right.
  • Go 1.2 miles to where the road crosses the creek. Parking is available just to the left of this junction.
  • Drive or walk about 0.1 mile south on Canyon Drive to the intersection with Prospect Drive. Turn left.
  • Continue on Prospect Drive to where the road curves to the west. The trail starts just past a brown cabin at 39393 Prospect Dr.

HIKING ROUTE 3

  • From the start of the trail, follow it as it crosses a creek and continues on the other side.
  • Continue on the trail 2.6 miles to FS 1S08, the road from Bear Paw Sanctuary.
  • Continue on the road 1 mile to the junction with the Allen-Birch saddle (FS 1S09).
  • Turn right (west) and hike along FS 1S09 about ¼ mile to where the north trending ridge of Allen Peak crosses the road.
  • Turn left (south) and hike up the north ridge of Allen Peak to the summit.

Note: In some areas, beware of loose rocks. Helmets might be advisable.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Route 2 crosses a wildlife preserve and permission must be obtained well advance of the day of the hike. Route 3 does not need to have permission of Bear Paw Sanctuary.

Hiking along Yucaipa Ridge from Birch Mountain to Allen Peak without permission is not recommended! This route also crosses private property.


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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 30-May-2012
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