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    852 m
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    15.9 km
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    Mount Lukens via Dunsmore Canyon Hike


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    The Mount Lukens via Dunsmore Canyon Hike is a long and challenging excursion in Southern California that climbs up into the mountains for beautifully scenic views. While out on the trail, you will gain a large amount of elevation on the way to the summit of Mount Lukens, before loping around and descending through the canyon. Be sure to arrive early for parking, as this is a popular area for hiking and exploring the outdoors.

    Route Description for Mount Lukens via Dunsmore Canyon Hike

    Setting out on the Mount Lukens via Dunmore Canyon Hike is a challenging adventure in Angeles National Forest that features a large elevation gain and wonderfully scenic views of the surrounding SoCal landscape.

    This tough hike will see you work your way uphill through the mountains to the north, before tracking east along the undulating terrain to reach the summit of Mount Lukens. From there, you will enjoy some spectacular views as you descend to the Silver Saddle, before turning to the southwest for the final descent through Dunsmore Canyon.

    This is an excellent route if you are looking to push yourself and spend a bit more time in the mountains, just be sure to display your adventure pass prior to setting out.

    Getting to the Mount Lukens via Dunsmore Canyon Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Mount Lukens via Dunsmore Canyon Hike can be found next to the Deukmejian Wilderness Park on Deukmejian Wilderness Park Road.

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