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Cedar Mountain


Location: San Bernardino County, about 7 miles northeast of Yucaipa, 81 miles from Los Angeles


Auto ClubLos Angeles and Vicinity, San Bernardino Mountain Area
Forest ServiceSan Bernardino National Forest
USGS TopoForest Falls 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 1.1 megs
 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)
 All of Yucaipa Ridge: 3.6 meg JPG, TPO file, GPX file, KML file, CalTopo.

Nearby Peaks: Birch Mountain, Wilshire Peak, Wilshire Mountain, Little San Gorgonio Peak

Printable version of this route


Yucaipa Ridge Traverse (5 peaks) from east to west
From Wilshire Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 1.0 mile one way on trail
Gain: 400'
Time: 1/2 hour one way
Rating: Class 1, very strenuous when combined with other peaks in the area
Navigation: Easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz


  • See the driving instructions for Little San Gorgonio Peak. This route assumes that you are hiking each peak along this section of Yucaipa Ridge (5 peaks).


  • From Wilshire Peak, hike west down into a saddle and them up to the summit of Oak Glen Peak. (This peak is not on the HPS list. There is usually a peak register here.)
  • Continue west down into another saddle and then up to the summit of Cedar Mountain.


The route continues west down Yucaipa Ridge past Birch Mountain to the Allen-Birch saddle. This route crosses private property. You must obtain permission several days in advance to use this exit route.

The USGS topo shows a trail starting at Pilgrim Pines Camp in Oak Glen and going up to a point near Cedar Mountain. This trail crosses private property and must be used only with permission. Call Pilgrim Pines at (562) 335-7697 for permission.


This peak and the four nearby peaks are normally done together as a car shuttle trip. It is possible to descend the ridge from the saddle just east of Birch Mountain to the town of Forest Falls. See the Birch Mountain guide for additional information.

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