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Josephine Peak Road #2N64

 3.5 (2)

Length


4.1 Miles 6.5 Kilometers


1,842' 561 m

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Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

5,504' 1,678 m

High

3,662' 1,116 m

Low

Shared By Justin Jasper

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A steep road up Josephine Peak that leads to a 360-degree panorama of LA and the San Gabriels.

Justin Jasper

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Description

This dirt road starts behind a gate, across the road from the Clear Creek fire station, at the intersection of Highway 2 and the Angeles Forest Highway. The road climbs at a moderate grade up a saddle in 2.6 miles where there is a junction with the Josephine Saddle Road #2N64.A. From here, you can continue up to the top of Josephine Peak (to the left), or join Colby Canyon Trail #12W23 (to the right), which either loops around Strawberry Peak or drops back down to Highway 2. Continuing to the top of Josephine Peak is steep, but gives a 360-degree view of LA and the San Gabriel Mountains at the top. The summit has an electronic site.

Flora & Fauna

Very limited shade from oaks and bigcone spruce on north side near summit, otherwise mostly shadeless with ceanothus, scrub oak, yucca, laurel sumac. Many non-native trees and plants along the lower portion of the road.

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Jul 30, 2017
Susana Uraga
2mi
Jan 7, 2017
Tim Whalen
Great hike up to Josephine Peak in the rain. It cleared up and the view from the top is amazing. 8mi — 4h 00m

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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  3.5 from 2 votes
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#1,546

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