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Liebre Mountain


Location: Los Angeles County, about 19 miles southeast of Gorman, 70 miles from Los Angeles


Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity
Forest ServiceAngeles National Forest
USGS TopoLiebre Mountain 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
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 GPX file or Google Earth KML file to download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)
 Routes as shown on CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)

Nearby Peaks: Burnt Peak, Sawtooth Mountain

Printable version of this route


(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 7 miles round trip
Gain: 1850'
Time: 3 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Easy
Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions

Original: John Backus and Al Campbell, 1969


  • Take I-5 north to SR 138.
  • Go 4 miles east on SR 138 to a paved road signed as Old Ridge Route Road, which is the beginning of Los Angeles County Road N2. Turn right.
  • Go 2.2 miles east to Pine Canyon Road (which is a continuation of N2). Turn left.
  • Go 4.2 miles east on N2 passing mile marker 13.6. Turn right onto dirt road.
  • Go 0.1 mile on dirt road to end and park here.


  • From the parking area (3960'), the southbound Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) goes right (west) past a sign 50' up the trail. Follow the PCT as it goes south and up Liebre Mountain to the broad summit area.
  • Once in the broad summit area, hike roughly 0.4 mile on relatively level ground, watching for a flimsy fence a few yards off the trail to the right. Pass through the fence to a jeep track beyond.
  • The summit cairn is in the grove of trees to the right (west) of the jeep track, about 50 yards past the fence.

Printable version of this route


(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 250' round trip
Gain: None
Time: None
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy
Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions

Original: John Backus and Al Campbell, 1969


  • Take I-5 north to the town of Castaic and exit on Lake Hughes Road.
  • Take Lake Hughes Road northeast for 23.6 miles to where it ends at a junction with N2, Pine Canyon Road. Turn left (west).
  • Go 4.7 miles to Bushnell summit with a junction with 7N23 on the left. Turn left. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 2.0 miles, fork. Go right.
  • At 3.2 miles, junction. Go right (west) on 7N23.
  • At 4.6 miles, Sawmill Campground.
  • At 6.5 miles, fork. Keep straight.
  • At 9.7 miles, Bear Campground. Keep straight.
  • At 11.2 miles, a wide spot in the road. Park here.

A shorter driving route on the return is as follows:

  • From the parking area, go west on 7N23.
  • At 6.6 miles, intersect 7N22. Continue straight on 7N23.
  • At 7.2 miles turn right (north) on 8N04.
  • 8N04 turns into N2. This portion of N2 is called the Old Ridge Route.
  • At 12.6 miles turn left (west) onto SR 138.
  • Continue west on SR 138 and meet I-5 at 16.8 miles.


  • From the parking area (5760'), walk 250' north-northwest to a cairn.

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