9,138 ft / 2,785 m


578 ft / 176 m


75 summits

Top climbing months

June   26%

July   13%

August   12%

Most climbed route

Dawson Saddle

"Took Dawson Saddle trail to Throop then down to Hawkins, then backpacked over to spend the night at Little Jimmy. Took the trail to the Little Jimmy service road, then went down to Hwy. 2 and shuttled back to the Dawson Saddle trailhead." - joecaveness, Sep 8, 2018
"A 3-Peaker day today. Leaving from Dawson Saddle, climbed past Throop to summit Mt Burnham first, then over to Mt Hawkins and then finishing with Throop Peak. The PCT that connects the 3 is super-easy to follow, but the trail from PCT to the Throop summit, coming from Mt Hawkins can barely be called a trail... just aim for the highest point and climb. The trail to the summit from the Mt Burnham direction is much easier to find/follow." - marc, Jul 22, 2018
"Stopped by Throop on the way to Copter Ridge. The summit is approximately 2 miles from Dawson Saddle via the Dawson Saddle trail and a short segment of the PCT. The trail leaves the PCT to elevate to the summit. After snapping a few pics, I headed on to Mt Hawkins and then to Copter Ridge." - Peak-Conquistador, May 5, 2018
"My 3rd visit to Throop was as usual, an awesome, peaceful hike up from Dawson Saddle through some gorgeous conifer forest. But, after Throop I took the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) eastbound and visited Burnham (8,997'), Peak 9,100' (east of Burnham), and Baden-Powell (9,399'). The Dawson Saddle Trail is a mellow, easy trail, meeting up with the Pacific Crest Trail. You hike a few feet along the PCT, then find the faint use trail up to Throop, which is the steepest part of the climb. Views on Throop are amazing! The weather was crisp with an early fall chill, reflected in some of the changin" - brianpowell, Sep 24, 2017
"The way to Throop Peak was the same as last time; I ascended Dawson Saddle Trail off Angeles Crest Highway to a brief walk on Pacific Crest Trail. I then found the use trail, and ascended the summit. After a break, I then went on to Mt. Hawkins (8,850')." - brianpowell, Jul 9, 2016



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