Lone Pine Canyon
Canyons and Valleys
Lone Pine Canyon Description
Lone Pine Canyon runs east-west along the San Andreas Fault. Lone Pine Canyon is located east of Wrightwood (Swarthout Valley) with an extension of Blue Ridge running along the south wall and the ridge from Circle Mountain running along the north wall. Like Swarthout Valley, Lone Pine Canyon has other smaller canyons (such as Slover Canyon) which branch off of it. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) actually crosses through Lone Pine Canyon at one point. In 2009, the Sheep Fire swept up Lone Pine Canyon toward the town of Wrightwood. The area has since then been recovering.
Directions to Lone Pine Canyon from Wrightwood
From Wrightwood, take Lone Pine Canyon Road eastbound from town until you leave the residential area. This location offers views from the top of Lone Pine Canyon, looking down toward San Bernardinio. On almost any day you can also see Mt San Gorgonio and Mt San Jacinto. If coming from the 15 Freeway, take Highway 138 westbound for about a mile and make a left on Lone Pine Canyon Road. This route takes you direction up the canyon.
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