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08A

Liebre Mountain

5760'

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

Maps

Auto Club: Los Angeles and Vicinity
Forest Service: Angeles National Forest
Topo: Liebre Mountain 7½

Nearby Peaks: Burnt Peak, Sawtooth Mountain

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 8 miles round trip
Gain: 2100'
Time: 3 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, moderate
Navigation: Easy
Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions

Original: John Backus and Al Campbell, 1969

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Take I-5 north to SR 138.
  • Go 4 miles east on SR 138 to N2. Turn right.
  • Go 2.2 miles east to a junction with Pine Canyon Road. Turn left.
  • Go 4.2 miles east on N2 to Horse Trail Campground. Turn right (south) onto dirt road at the top of an uphill straightaway past Rancho Monte Negro.
  • Go 0.1 mile on dirt road to end of campground and park here.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (3960'), the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) goes right (west) past a sign 50' up the trail. Follow the PCT as it goes west and up Liebre Mountain to the broad summit area.
  • Just past a fence and gate on the PCT on the broad summit area, turn right through the trees 50 yards to the summit cairn.

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass 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

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • 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.

HIKING ROUTE 2

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

History of Summit Signature

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Please report any corrections or changes to the Mountain Records Chair.

CHANGE LOG

  • 08-23-2002: BP added alternative return driving instructions for Route 2.

Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 30-November-2002
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