There are two trailheads for the lower portion of this hike; the trails meet just below the top:
- The older western trailhead is near an unnamed saddle at milepost 52.6, 2.4 miles east of the Kratka Ridge ski area, 0.3 miles west of the tunnels. Jerry Schad says the mileage from that trailhead is 3.4 miles roundtrip, with 1500 feet of elevation gain and loss.
- The newer eastern trailhead is at Islip Saddle, which Robinson says is 5 miles roundtrip, with 1600 feet of elevation gain and loss.
See also Angeles Crest Highway to Mt. Williamson, Pleasant View Ridge, Burkhart Saddle, Little Rock Creek, Eagles Roost.
The date of the described hike is given in parentheses for each link.
localhikes' Mt. Williamson (18apr04)
The Sierra Club Hundred Peaks Section's Mt. Williamson Peak Guide (1969)
Etreking.com's Mt. Williamson (8,214') from Islip Saddle, includes topo map (??)
Ralph Conn's Mt. Williamson (20Dec1964)
Paul Lipsohn's Mount Williamson, Mount Islip (29Aug1970)
Yahoo! - Travel's Islip Saddle to Mt. Williamson (??)
Compass Monkey's Islip Saddle to Mt. Williamson (??)
Bill Qualls' High Desert National Recreation Trail (13may04)
The Grassy Hollow Visitor Center's Islip Saddle (??)
Trails of the Angeles, John W. Robinson, Seventh Edition, September 1998, #65, Mt. Williamson from Angeles Crest Highway, p. 126. (< 1998)
Afoot and Afield in Los Angeles County, Schad, 2nd edition, September 2000 (1st printing), Area A-11, Trip 6, Mt. Williamson, p. 262. (< 2000)
Dead link, retrievable in the Internet Archive: http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/1985/sgb.html
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Updated 16 August 2004.