Dawson Peak

Wrightwood, California 92397

Dawson Peak

Dawson Peak Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Devil’s Backbone is the colloquial moniker of the trail up the knifelike ridgeline to Mount San Antonio. The “other Devils Backbone” follows a mountaineer use trail on the backside of Mount Baldy and traverses the second-and third-highest peaks in the Angeles National Forest.

The way is steep, no-nonsense, not overused, and not for the timid or the acrophobic. Breathtaking views are the norm and scrambling over loose rock is guaranteed, as well as high-mountain adventure."

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Trail Information

Wrightwood
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
8.3
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
4-6 hours
Duration
Open year-round; the road may be closed due to snow and/or dangerous fire conditions
Season
USGS Mount San Antonio, CA
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Activity Feed

Dec 2018