Sheep Mountain Wilderness

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Sheep Mountain Wilderness
Map showing the location of Sheep Mountain Wilderness
Map showing the location of Sheep Mountain Wilderness
Map of the United States
LocationLos Angeles and San Bernardino counties, California, United States
Nearest cityGlendora, California
Coordinates34°13′48″N 117°38′10″W / 34.23000°N 117.63611°W / 34.23000; -117.63611Coordinates: 34°13′48″N 117°38′10″W / 34.23000°N 117.63611°W / 34.23000; -117.63611
Area41,883 acres (169 km2)
Established1984 (1984)
Governing bodyUnited States Forest Service
Big Horn Mine

Sheep Mountain Wilderness is a wilderness area of 41,883 acres (169 km2)[1] within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and managed by the Angeles National Forest. It is within Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County, southern California.

The U.S. Congress passed the California Wilderness Act of 1984, which created this wilderness area and added it to the National Wilderness Preservation System.

The wilderness includes Iron Mountain, an 8,007 ft (2,441 m) peak.

The Bridge to Nowhere


Notable hiking in the area includes Heaton Flat along the East Fork of the San Gabriel River to Bridge to Nowhere. Also popular for hikes is the trail to the 277-acre (1.12 km2) Big Horn Mine, which was purchased from the owner in 2006 by the Wilderness Land Trust, and incorporated into the wilderness after being transferred to the US Forest Service.[2]

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