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Location: San Bernardino County, about 3 1/2 miles southeast of Wrightwood, 79 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Los Angeles and Vicinity|
|Forest Service||San Bernardino National Forest|
|USGS Topo||Telegraph Peak 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable JPG file - Approximately 740K|
| ||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)|
Printable version of this route
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 1 mile round trip cross-country
- Gain: 500'
- Time: 1 hour round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Cliff Black, 1972
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take I-10 east and then I-15 north to the SR 138 off-ramp. Turn left
- Go 1.2 miles to the intersection with Lone Pine Canyon Road on the
left. Turn left.
- Go 5.4 miles to a dirt road (3N31) on the left just past
the gated Clyde Ranch entrance. Turn left.
- Go 3 miles up 3N31 to a junction at the ridgeline. Turn right.
- Go 0.6 mile further to a parking area at the end of the road. This
location serves as a trailhead for the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Park
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (6460'), go west up the slope to the flat area on
the top of the ridge. The register should be at the northwest end of this
This peak can be combined with Wright Mountain
by car shuttle. Park at the Wright Mountain parking
area. After climbing Wright Mountain follow
the PCT eastward, then southeast, to a saddle at 6600', 1/4 mile
northwest of Gobblers Knob. Climb 350' up an open ridge to the summit
of Gobblers Knob. Descend to the cars by Route 1.
One can also hike from Gobblers Knob to
Wright Mountain and return by
The peak is named only on the USFS San Bernardino National Forest Map.
On the Telegraph Peak 7½ topo, the peak is in the
southeast quadrant of the Section 27, marked 6955' and should not be
confused with peak 6966' found 0.5 mile to the northwest.
The summit plateau contains a toothpick forest. This is a stand of dead
trees that can remain standing for decades.
Please report any corrections or changes to the
Mountain Records Chair.