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30D

Santa Rosa Mountain

8070'

Location: Riverside County, about 13 miles south-southwest of Palm Desert, 130 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Riverside County
Forest Service: San Bernardino National Forest
USGS Topo: Toro Peak 7½, Butterfly Peak 7½
HPS: Route(s) using National Geographic Topo! software
PDF version (approximately 500K)

Nearby Peaks: Toro Peak

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

Distance: None
Gain: None
Time: None
Rating: Drive-up

Original: John Backus, 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Take SR 60 east to I-215.
  • Go south on I-215 to the Ramona Expressway. Turn left (east).
  • Go east and then southeast on the Ramona Expressway until it ends at SR 74. Turn left (east).
  • Go east on SR 74 to Mountain Center.
  • Continue east on SR 74 for 12.5 miles to the intersection with SR 371 on the right.
  • Continue east on SR 74 about 5.2 miles to a dirt road 7S02 on the right signed "Santa Rosa Mtn.". Turn right. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 8.3 miles, fork to a campground. Keep straight.
  • At 8.5 miles, fork to Santa Rosa Spring. Go right.
  • At 9.8 miles, fork. Turn sharp right.
  • At 10.5 miles, the end of the road at a log cabin. This is the summit.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

7S02 may be closed during fire season or rainy season, and is treacherously icy in winter. For road condition, check with the Forest Service in Idyllwild, 909 382-2921.

NATURAL HISTORICAL NOTE

Note the rustic notices regarding forest fire hazards, which were originally placed by Desert Steve Ragsdale (colorful founder of Desert Center) when he worked as a seasonal ranger in the 1930's and 40's.

History of Summit Signature

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 18-July-2013
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