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Ken Point

(UTM 417187)

Location: Riverside County, about 12 miles southeast of Idyllwild, 122 miles from Los Angeles


Auto ClubRiverside County, San Jacinto Mountain Area
Forest ServiceSan Bernardino National Forest
USGS TopoButterfly Peak 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable JPG file - Approximately 925K
 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: Butterfly Peak, Rock Point

Printable version of this route


(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 16 miles round trip on trail, road, and cross-country
Gain: 2600' total, 2200' out plus 400' on return
Time: 8-9 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate

Original: Terri Sutor, January 1992


  • Take SR 60 east to I-215.
  • Go south on I-215 to the Ramona Expressway. Turn left (east).
  • Go east and then southeast on the Ramona Expressway until it ends at SR 74. Turn left (east).
  • Go east on SR 74 to Mountain Center.
  • Continue east on SR 74 for 12.5 miles to the intersection with SR 371 on the right.
  • Continue east on SR 74 about 1.0 mile to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) on the left. Park here.


  • From the trailhead (4950'), hike north on the PCT for about 5 miles to where it crosses a dirt road.
  • Continue north on the PCT another mile to a trail junction just before a gate across the trail.
  • Turn right at this junction and hike southeast along this trail past the remains of another gate for about 1.0 mile through two saddles to a duck on the left where a faint use trail goes up through the brush (UTM 413190).
  • Hike up this use trail to the ridge.
  • Turn right and hike up over a false summit and then on to the peak.

Printable version of this route


Distance: 10 miles round trip on road, trail, and cross-country including Butterfly Peak
Gain: 3000' total, 2400' out plus 600' on return
Time: 6-7 hours round trip
Rating: Class 2, moderate

Original: Frank Dobos, March 1992



  • See the Butterfly Peak guide for climbing Route 1.
  • From the summit of Butterfly Peak, hike down the southeast ridge to the 4WD road below.
  • Follow this road east and then southeast to where it crosses a creek bed. Just past the creek is a road junction.
  • Follow the 4WD road northeast up to a saddle at 5920'+ where it intersects the PCT.
  • Turn right and follow the trail south through a gate. Just past the gate is the trail junction on Route 1. Follow the instructions for Route 1 to the summit.

On the return trip, retrace your steps to where you first intersected the 4WD road southeast of Butterfly Peak. Continue up the road to its end at the point marked "Prospect" on the map. Contour west from here into a gully. Go over a small rise and intersect the ducked trail of Butterfly Peak Route 1. Follow this route back down to the parking area.


All other roads in the area are private. Do not attempt to hike along either road which runs parallel to the PCT.

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