Mount Baden-Powell as seen from Blue Ridge
|Elevation||9,407 ft (2,867 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||2,799 ft (853 m)|
|Parent peak||Pine Mountain|
|Listing||Sierra Club HPS peak|
|Location||Los Angeles County, California, U.S.|
|Range||San Gabriel Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Crystal Lake|
|First ascent||1933 by Weldon Heald.|
Mount Baden-Powell is a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains of California named for the founder of the World Scouting Movement, Lord Baden-Powell. It was officially recognized by the USGS at a dedication ceremony in 1931. It was originally known as East Twin or North Baldy.
At 9,407 feet (2,867 m) in elevation, Mount Baden-Powell is the 4th highest peak of the San Gabriel Range, Mount San Antonio or "Old Baldy" being the highest at 10,064 feet (3,068 m). The summit has long been a favorite hiking excursion either from the Mount Islip Saddle near Little Jimmy Trail Camp, or the Vincent Gap Trail which leads up a moderate to strenuous set of switchbacks from Wrightwood. Mount Baden-Powell is also the high point along the The Silver Moccasin Trail, a historic 53-mile (85 km) Boy Scout hiking trail, connects this summit to Mount Burnham (less than 1 mile (1.6 km) away), Throop Peak and Mount Hawkins.
The Vincent Gap hike leads through a variety of forested areas consisting of Jeffrey Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Incense-cedar, and an ancient forest of Limber Pine some of which are more than 2,000 years old.
In 1957 several Southern California councils of the Boy Scouts of America placed a formal marker at the summit with a plaque dedicated to Lord Baden-Powell.
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