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South Mount Hawkins

South Mount Hawkins is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.373m (7,785ft) above the sea level, located in Los Angeles County, California, in USA.

Located deep in the Angeles National Forests, the road to the summit, located  in the San Gabriel Mountains, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It’s called Forest Service Road 3N07. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. The road is only maintained on a needed basis such as a fire or access to the forest service repeater.

The road is very narrow in some sections. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with dangerous dropoffs. At the summit there was a lookout tower burned on Sept. 1, 2002. 4x4 vehicle required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. There are washouts along the way. The peak  was named for Nellie Hawkins, a waitress during the early years of this century at Squirrel Inn.
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