Sheep Mountain Proposed Wilderness

Fact Sheet: Sheep Mountain Proposed Wilderness

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The Sheep Mountain Wilderness Additions include several tributary canyons of the San Gabriel River, a portion of the San Gabriel Mountains crest between Mt. Baden Powell and Mt. Hawkins, and the upper slopes of Mt. San Antonio.

The proposed wilderness additions include a segment of the Pacific Crest Trail, and the popular East Fork Trail, described in the definitive guidebook Trails of the Angeles as providing “nature in its grandest proportions.”

These 17,698 acres provide important habitat for the endangered or rare mountain yellow-legged frog, Nelson’s bighorn sheep, and the California spotted owl. Anglers enjoy the many streams in the area that support resident
trout.

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Quick Facts

  • Management Agency: U.S. Forest Service, Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests
  • Location: Los Angeles County
  • Watershed: San Gabriel River
  • Size: 17,698 acres
  • Recreational Uses: Hiking (including parts of the Pacific Crest Trail and popular East Fork Trail), fishing
  • Ecological Values: Designated as an area of High Ecological Significance by the U.S. Forest Service, wildlife habitat, drinking water