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Josephine Peak Road #2N64

Intermediate
 3.8 (5)

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


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4.1

Miles

6.5

KM

82%

Runnable

5,504' 1,678 m

High

3,662' 1,116 m

Low

1,842' 561 m

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Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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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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Justin Jasper

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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The top of Josephine Peak offers a gorgeous view of the LA metro.
Jan 9, 2017 near La Caña…, CA

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