Many peaks of the San Gabriel Mountains offer superb views, and this is one of the best. This trail, narrow in places but not dangerous, climbs steadily at first, then levels out through beautiful park-like flat areas, with a steep climb the last one-fourth mile or so to the top. The whole route is through an open forest of Jeffrey, Sugar, and the high elevation Lodge Pole Pine with some White Fir. There are no large trees on the summit to hamper your view, only low-growing Ceanothus, Manzanita and Chinquapin the last couple of hundred feet of ascent.
Throop Peak (pronounced "troop") was named for Amos G. Throop, founder of Cal Tech, formerly called Throop College.
From Angeles National Forest website.
|Range/Region:||Central and Southern California Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||Los Angeles|
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