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32A

Granite Mountain #2

5633'

Location: San Diego County, about 7 miles east-southeast of Julian, 158 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: San Diego County
Forest Service: Cleveland National Forest
USGS Topo: Earthquake Valley 7½
HPS (updated): National Geographic Topo!
HPS (old version): Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

Distance: 8 miles round trip cross-country
Gain: 3000'
Time: 7-8 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, strenuous

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, August 1967

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Take I-15 south to Temecula.
  • Go southeast on SR 79 to Warner Springs.
  • Continue 3 miles on SR 79 to the intersection with S2 on the left. Turn left.
  • Go southeast on S2 about 17 miles to SR 78 (Scissors Crossing).
  • Jog 1/3 mile west on SR 78 (right) and continue on S2 for 9.8 miles to Vallecito Wash on the right (west). Here there is a sign "Oriflamme Canyon". Turn right.
    Note:The condition of the road up Oriflamme varies from year to year. Drive as far as seems appropriate to your vehicle before parking.
  • Go 1/4 mile to a fork. Go right.
  • Go 1.8 miles to another fork. Go right.
  • Go 1/4 mile to where a jeep track appears to the right (north). Park near here. 4WD vehicles can go slightly farther.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (2600'), hike up the jeep road to abandoned mine workings at 3500'.
  • Continue northeast to the top of a ridge that comes southeast down from the peak.
  • Ascend this ridge to the summit ridge.
  • Turn right and follow the summit ridge northeast over an intermediate bump to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

Withdrawn due to private property concerns.
Printable version of this route

ROUTE 3

Distance: 6.5 miles round trip cross-country
Gain: 3200'
Time: 7-8 hours round trip
Rating: Class 2, strenuous

DRIVING ROUTE 3

  • Take I-15 south to Temecula.
  • Go southeast on SR 79 to Warner Springs.
  • Continue 3 miles on SR 79 to the intersection with S2 on the left. Turn left.
  • Go southeast on S2 about 17 miles to SR 78 (Scissors Crossing).
  • Jog 1/3 mile west on SR 78 (right) and continue on S2 for 4.5 miles, to mile marker 21.5.
  • Turn right (west) onto a dirt road, and drive 1.1 miles to its end. Park.

HIKING ROUTE 3

  • From the parking area, descend into the wash just to the north, and follow it west.
  • After 0.2 miles, the wash forks. Take the left (major) fork.
  • After 0.9 miles, the wash splits into three forks. Take the right fork.
  • Go a short distance, then veer left to climb the ridge between the middle and north-most forks.
  • Continue up the ridge, veering a bit left to a shallow saddle south of 4624'. When you reach this point, you'll have intersected a major ridge running SE-NW.
  • Turn right (northwest then west) and continue up this sometimes bouldery ridge, through a few minor saddles, to the summit.

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 29-March-2012
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