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East Ridge/ Red Box

East Ridge/ Red Box

East Ridge/ Red Box

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 34.28360°N / 118.12°W

Object Title: East Ridge/ Red Box

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: walk up

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Rob

Created/Edited: Apr 5, 2004 / Feb 15, 2008

Object ID: 160652

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Drive up Angeles Crest hwy. about 14 miles from the 210 fwy. and turn right at the Mt. Wilson road intersection. The Red Box picnic area (aka Skyline Park) is located right there. Park in the lot on the east side of the street . From here the trailhead is across the street(Angeles Crest hwy.) and about 50 yds. east. Or park in the dirt turn-out at the trailhead. There is a sign at the trailhead. Follow the Strawberry peak trail (12W05) for 2.3 miles of easy hiking along an excellent trail until you get to Lawlor saddle. From here take the trail to your left (west) up the East Ridge of Strawberry peak.

Route Description

From Lawlor saddle to the summit (1 mile) the trail is much steeper and strenuous. Steep sandy sections and rocky scrambles lead up the ridge past a couple of notches. There are some large Pines on the right when you start to get close to the summit.

Mileage from trailhead: 6.6 miles round trip.
Elevation gain: 1500'

Essential Gear

No specal gear required.

Miscellaneous Info

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