Dawson Saddle
Distance up

3.3 mi / 5.3 km

Elevation start

7,849 ft / 2,392 m

Elevation gain

1,395 ft / 425 m

Time up

2 hr 12 min

Start location

Dawson Saddle


Class 1


15 summits

#1 most climbed route

Last summit

Jul 22, 2018

by marc

Feet | Meters
Natural Atlas (US)
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Route step-by-step
Start out at Dawson Saddle and climb towards Throop Peak.
After about 2 miles, the trail connects to the PCT. Follow the PCT towards Mt Burnham.
The last few hundred yards require leaving the PCT. While the maps may show a trail to the summit, it's almost indiscernible. Just aim towards the highest point and climb!
Getting there
Take CA-2 (Angeles Crest Highway) to Dawson Saddle. There is parking along the side of the highway.
Red tape
A day pass or California Adventure Pass is required to park here.
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