Parker Mountain

Parker Mountain, Acton

Updated: December 15, 2013

LOCATION:
Ridge W of Acton CA 93510

MAP INFORMATION:
34.4642°N, 118.2197°W • Google Mapstopozone.com

FAVORABLE WINDS:
NE to SE and W to SW work best.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:
ATNC1 Acton Camp (MesoWest), Valley floor, 1.5 mi. SE of slope.
ActonWeather.US, (HAMweather), Acton.
AA6RV Canyon Country (MesoWest), 9.6 mi, W near freeway.

WEATHER FORECAST LINKS:
NOAA/NWS Local 7-Day ForecastNOAA/NWS Zone ForecastNOAA/NWS Area Discussion
National Weather Service Graphical Forecast Map

GENERAL NOTES:
Sharp ridgeline with steep, flyable slopes on both sides, Excellent DS and front-side sloping. Limited parking and tricky landings. Legend has it that this is where Joe Wertz discovered dynamic soaring.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
Starting point: Junction of I-5 and the Antelope Valley Fwy. (SR-14):

  • Go N on SR-14 23.5 mi. to Crown Valley Rd and turn RIGHT.
  • Go S on Crown Valley Rd, 1.3 mi. to Escondido Canyon Rd. and turn RIGHT.
  • Go W on Escondido Canyon Rd. 0.3 mi. to Hubbard Rd and turn LEFT.
  • Go W on Hubbard Rd. 2 mi. Hughes Canyon Rd. and turn LEFT.
  • Go S on Hughes Canyon Rd. for 0.4 mi. to Parker Mountain Motorway (dirt) and turn LEFT.
  • Go SE on Parker Mountain Motorway for 1.7 mi. to flying site.

Alternate (shorter) route from starting point:

  • Go N on SR-14 18.3 mi. to Escondido Canyon Rd and turn RIGHT.
  • Go E on Escondido Canyon Rd. 1.5 mi. to Hubbard Rd. (dirt) and turn RIGHT.
  • Go SE on Hubbard Rd. 2.3 mi. to Hughes Canyon Rd. (dirt) and turn RIGHT.
  • Go S on Hughes Canyon Rd. for 0.4 mi. to Parker Mountain Motorway (dirt) and turn LEFT.
  • Go SE on Parker Mountain Motorway for 1.7 mi. to flying site.
Parker Mountain Motorway is a steep, narrow, unimproved dirt road that is rough in several areas but 2WD vehicles will make it to the top if they have food ground clearance. Also, there is almost no parking area up top so partner-up whenever possible.

GPS WAYPOINTS:
34.49105, -118.19830 • Junction of SR-14 & Crown Valley Rd.
34.47179, -118.19736 • Junction of Crown Valley Rd. & Escondido Canyon Rd.
34.47351, -118.20118 • Junction of Escondido Canyon Rd. & Hubbard Rd.
34.47998, -118.23245 • Junction of Hubbard Rd. & Hughes Canyon Rd.
34.47578, -118.23115 • Junction of Hughes Canyon Rd. & Parker Mountain Motorway.

Alternate route waypoints:
34.49171, -118.28272 • Junction of SR-44 & Escondido Canyon Rd.
34.49788, -118.25860 • Junction of Escondido Canyon Rd. & Hubbard Rd.
34.47998, -118.23245 • Junction of Hubbard Rd. & Hughes Canyon Rd.
34.47578, -118.23115 • Junction of Hughes Canyon Rd. & Parker Mountain Motorway.

All coordinates on this page are WGS84/NAD83 map datum.