The Highest Peak of the Sierra Pelona

Total Miles


1758.89 ft



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Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

Take a quick, but pretty drive up to Burnt Peak. At 5,791' above sea level, this is the highest peak of the Sierra Pelona, which is one of the lower elevation ranges within California's Transverse Ranges. The ride to the top is relatively easy and can be done entirely in 2WD if the trail is dry. Make sure to bring a camera because the views from the top are breathtaking!


Most of this portion of the Angeles National Forest was closed to the general public between fall 2020 and April 2022 due to the Lake Fire closure area. Expect to encounter the occasional rut or small rock as this road was used to help fight the fire. Otherwise, this is a simple trek!


This area was recently burned in the Lake Fire of August-September 2020.

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Access Description

If using onX Offroad as a guide, the trail is accessed via the Liebre Mountain trail heads on either Elizabeth Lake road (east) or the Old Ridge Route near Pine Canyon on Los Angeles County Road N2 (west).