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Location: San Bernardino County, about 8.5 miles northeast of Yucaipa, 81 miles from Los Angeles
- Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area
- Forest Service: San Bernardino National Forest
- USGS Topo: Forest Falls 7½
explanation of usage
Nearby Peaks: Birch Mountain, Cedar Mountain, Wilshire Peak, Little San Gorgonio Peak
Printable version of this route
Yucaipa Ridge Traverse (5 peaks) from east to west
From Little San Gorgonio Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass required)
- Distance: 0.8 mile one way on road and cross-country
- Gain: 140'
- Time: 1 hour one way
- Rating: Class 1, very strenuous when combined with other peaks in
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Warren E. von Pertz
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- See the driving instructions for Little San
Gorgonio Peak. This route assumes that you are hiking each peak
along this section of Yucaipa Ridge (5 peaks).
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From Little San Gorgonio Peak, hike west along
the ridge to a radio tower shown on the USGS topo map.
- Continue west on a dirt
road down into a saddle.
- Continue west on the road until the road makes a
sharp turn to the left.
- Leave the road to the right and hike north up to
the peak. This is a wide wooded area. The peak is not named on the topo
but is shown as 8832'.
The route continues west down Yucaipa Ridge past Birch Mountain
to the Allen-Birch saddle. This route crosses private property. You must obtain permission several
days in advance to use
this exit route.
The USGS topo shows a trail starting at Pilgrim Pines Camp in
Oak Glen and going up to a point near Cedar Mountain. This trail crosses
private property and must be used only with permission. We no longer (2010)
have information on how to obtain this permission. Please contact
the HPS Mountains Records Chair if you have those details, thanks!
This peak and the four nearby peaks are normally done together as a car
shuttle trip. It is possible to descend the ridge from the saddle just
east of Birch Mountain to the town of Forest Falls.
See the Birch Mountain guide for additional
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.
Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
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