Tag: hiking Angeles National Forest

Fish Canyon Narrows

Location: North of Castaic. From I-5, take the Templin Highway exit (183) and head northeast for 4.1 miles. Park on the side of the road before the metal gate at the intersection with the private Los Angeles City Water and Power Road. Agency: Angeles National Forest/Santa Clarita and Mojave Rivers Ranger District Distance: 10.4 miles…

Fish Canyon Narrows, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Rattlesnake Peak

Location: Shoemaker Canyon Road, Angeles National Forest. From the 210 Freeway in Azusa, take Highway 39 north for a total of 11.7 miles. Turn right onto East Fork Road and go 3.3 miles to Shoemaker Canyon Road. Bear left and follow Shoemaker Canyon Road for 1.9 miles to its ending at a large dirt turnout…

Rattlesnake Peak, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Pacifico Mountain (East Approach)

Location: North central San Gabriel Mountains. From La Canada, take the Angeles Crest Highway (highway 2) northeast for a total of 28.4 miles. At Three Points (shortly past Newcomb Ranch) turn left on Santa Clara Divide Road (3N17). Follow this paved, one-lane road for 3.8 miles to a junction. Bear right onto forest road 5N04.…

Pacifico Mountain, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Twin Peaks (San Gabriels)

Location: Mt. Waterman trail head, Angeles National Forest. From La Canada Flintridge, take Highway 2/Angeles Crest Highway northeast for 34 miles and park in a small turnout on the right, by mile marker 58.02, just short of the Buckhorn Campground entrance. Agency: Angeles National Forest/Santa Clarita and Mojave Rivers Ranger District Distance: 9.6 miles Elevation…

Twin Peaks, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Josephine Peak via fire road

Josephine Peak via fire road Location: Junction of the Angeles Crest Highway and Angeles Forest Highway, San Gabriel Mountains. From I-210 in La Canada, drive northeast on Highway 2 for 9.3 miles to the Clear Creek Information Center, where the Angeles Forest Highway meets from the north. Park in a small dirt turnout on the…

Josephine Peak Fire Road, Angeles National Forest

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Hoyt Mountain (Southwest Approach)

Hoyt Mountain (Southwest Approach) Location: Southwestern San Gabriel mountains. From La Canada, take the Angeles Crest Highway northeast for 6.2 miles and park in large turnout on the left side of the road. If you are coming from the north, the turnout will be on the right, 3.2 miles southwest of Clear Creek Junction. Agency:…

Hoyt Mountain Road, Angeles National Forest, CA

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Burnt Peak/Sawmill Mountain

Burnt Peak/Sawmill Mountain Location: Sierra Pelona mountains, north Los Angeles County near Lake Hughes. From I-5, take the Lake Hughes Rd. exit and head northeast for 23 miles to its end at Pine Canyon Rd. Turn left on Pine Canyon Rd. and go 4.7 miles. Look for a large clearing on the left side of…

Burnt Peak, Angeles National Forest

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Mine Gulch Trail

Mine Gulch Trail Location: Vincent Gap, Angeles National Forest. The large parking lot is on the south side of the Angeles Crest Highway, 15 miles east of Highway 138, 8.7 miles west of Wrightwood, 5.2 miles west of Big Pines and 53 miles east of La Canada. Check road conditions before visiting. A National Forest…

Mine Gulch, Angeles National Forest

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Mt. Lewis

Mt. Lewis Location: Dawson Gap, Angeles National Forest. From I-210 in La Canada, take the Angeles Crest Highway (route 2) northeast for 45 miles to Dawson Gap. Park on the north side of the road, at a turnout near mile marker 69.6. From I-15, head west on Highway 138 for 8.6 miles. Turn left on…

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Onyx Peak

Onyx Peak Location: Onyx Summit, Highway 38. From I-10 in Redlands, take University Ave and head north for one mile. Turn right onto Lugonia/Highway 38 and follow it for 33.6 miles to a large parking lot on the right side of the road. From the junction with Highway 18 at the eastern end of Big…

Southeast view from Onyx Peak, San Bernardino National Forest, CA

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