Lookout Mountain

San Bernardino National Forest, CA


Distance4.3 mi
Elevation gain1,100 ft
Route typeOut & back
Duration1.5 hr
CruxClass 2

Peaks bagged

Lookout Mountain(HPS)5,590 ft / Prom. 630 ft

HPS. Hundred Peaks Section


Crossing CA-74 at its junction with the PCT, heading south.
View of Lookout Mountain from the PCT.
Climbing to a saddle to the northeast of Lookout Mountain.
Looking back. San Jacinto Peak is on the left.
At the saddle, view south.
View west into Burnt Valley.
Lookout Mountain's southwestern ridge comes into view. The routes climbs the slope on the opposite side.
Leaving the PCT for the use trail on the left. Can be easy to miss.
Ascending the gully.
The use trail is well defined and brush free.
Steep section.
Looking back down the steep section.
A faint trail leaves the gully and climbs Lookout Mountain's southern slope.
Some low Class 2 terrain.
View back.
Final steep section before the summit.
Almost there.
Lookout Mountain summit. View southeast toward Toro Peak.
Much of the summit area is on private property. In the background is Thomas Mountain, climbed earlier in the day.

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