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Fox Mountain #2


Location: Los Angeles County, about 7 miles north of La Cañada-Flintridge, 53 miles from Los Angeles


Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity
Forest ServiceAngeles National Forest
USGS ToposActon 7½, Condor Peak 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: Mount Gleason, Iron Mountain #2, Condor Peak

Printable version of this route


(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 12+ miles round trip on road and trail
Gain: 3400' total, 1500' out plus 2100' on return
Time: 6-7 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, strenuous

Original: Dick Akawie, February 1968

Note: The gate at Mount Gleason Road at Mill Creek Summit has been closed to vehicles for a number of years. 3N17 is accessible to biking and hiking, following the directions and mileage below. This adds 22 miles round trip to a previously 11 mile hike (Route 1), so check out Route 2 unless you are a hard core hiker or mountain biker!


  • Drive north on Angeles Crest Highway (SR 2) for 9.5 miles to its junction with Angeles Forest Highway (N3). Turn left.
  • Drive north on Angeles Forest Highway 14.2 miles to Mill Creek Summit. Turn left on Mount Gleason Road (3N17). Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 6.2 miles, a fork, where the paved road goes into a detention center. Take the left fork (dirt) around the detention center.
  • At 8.8 miles, a gated paved road goes right (north) just past a microwave tower. This is the parking spot for Mount Gleason. Keep left.
  • At 9.3 miles, fork. Turn left.
  • At 9.5 miles, fork at Lightning Point Campground (shown on topo as "Mt. Gleason Campground"). Turn right.
  • Continue downhill about 1.6 miles to a locked gate at a saddle. This saddle is just northeast of bump 5846'.


  • From the parking area (5700'), pass the gate and hike west 1 1/2 miles to Indian Ben Saddle. Two trails leave the road at this point marked by signs.
  • Continue west on the road 1/4 mile to a where the road forks.
  • Keep left and follow the road down to a second fork near a water tank.
  • Take the right fork and follow it, as it becomes a trail, down to a saddle at the junction with the Trail Canyon Trail.
  • Keep straight here on the Condor Peak Trail and follow it about a mile to the saddle east of Condor Peak.
  • From here go southeast along the ridge fire road for 1.2 miles to a saddle just west of Fox Mountain #2.
  • Then climb 0.3 mile and 400' gain up a use trail to the summit.

Note: Iron, Condor and Fox as a single hike is 14+ miles and about 4200' gain, plus 22 miles round trip and additional gain on the road from Mill Creek Summit.

Printable version of this route


(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 14 miles round trip on road and trail
Gain: 3000'
Time: 6-7 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, strenuous

Original: Paul A. Lipsohn, May 1974


  • Exit I-210 at Sunland Boulevard.
  • Turn right (east) at Sunland Boulevard. This soon becomes Foothill Boulevard.
  • Drive 1.6 miles to Mt. Gleason Ave. Foothill takes a turn to the right at this point. Turn left onto Mt. Gleason Ave.
  • Drive 1.4 miles to Big Tujunga Canyon Road. Turn right.
  • Drive 7 miles to mile marker 5.82. This is the beginning of the Condor Trail. Park off the pavement.

Note: At mile marker 4.50, there is a use trail that shortcuts to the Condor Trail. It is well maintained and saves about 2 miles round trip on the hike.


  • Hike up the trail (13W057) to the saddle just north of Fox Mountain #2.
  • Then turn right (south) go up a use trail to the summit.

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