The Highest Peak of the Sierra Pelona

Total Miles
5.9

Elevation

1,758.89 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

2

Easy

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!

Photos of The Highest Peak of the Sierra Pelona

The Highest Peak of the Sierra Pelona
The Highest Peak of the Sierra Pelona
The Highest Peak of the Sierra Pelona

Difficulty

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!

History

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

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Tom W
May 03, 2024
2006 Ford E-Series
Open
Normal
7N23 from Pine Canyon Rd is now open all the way to Sawmill Campground (as far as I went). It was freshly graded and 2WD was all I needed. Once at camp, two small cars came through as well. Lots of PCT hikers use Sawmill as it's close to NOBO mile 500 for them. So be cool, and pack out your trash and bring extra TP to leave for them.. since they are walking from Mexico to Canada afterall. Great place to offer trail magic as well and do some miles on the PCT!
Dylan Velasco
Feb 14, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate
Closed gate
Andy X
Nov 05, 2023
4x4
Open
Dave Hoyt
Aug 21, 2023
Dirt Bike
Open
Normal

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).

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