Vincent Hill, Vincent

Updated: December 15, 2013

LOCATION:
5 mi. S of Palmdale near Vincent, CA 93550

MAP INFORMATION:
34.5064°N, 118.1044°W • Google Mapstopozone.com

FAVORABLE WINDS:
WSW winds work best. NE winds also work on back side.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:
KCAACTON1, (Wunderground), 1.3 mi. SSW of slope.
LPDC1 Lake Palmdale, (MesoWest), 2 mi. N of slope.

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

GENERAL NOTES:
Flying site is on a ridge with steep slopes on both sides. Good front-side flying in SW wind. Decent front-side flying in E wind. Good DS in both directions.

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

  • Go N on SR-14 30.4 mi. to Angeles Forest Hwy. and turn RIGHT.
  • Go over the bridge at the end of the off ramp and drive S. on Angeles Forest Hwy. for 1.4 mi. to E. Soledad Pass Rd. (dirt) and turn LEFT.
  • Go 0.1 mi. E. on Soledad Pass Rd. and turn LEFT on the small dirt road.
  • That road will wind it’s way N. along the Angeles Forest Hwy. for about 0.7 mi. and then head E. up the hill. Follow the most-traveled route up the hill about 1.3 mi. to where you drive between 2 huge power line towers.
  • From this point on, turn LEFT at all main intersections until you can see the cellular towers to the North. That’s where you want to go.
From the cell tower down, it’s steep, rough, and loose. If you don’t have a 4WD vehicle, park near the large cell tower and walk N. down the trail to the flying site. If you do have a 4WD vehicle, you still might want to park near the large cell tower, walk down, and check things out before you try to drive down there.

GPS WAYPOINTS:
34.50913, -118.11116 • Junction of SR-14 & Angeles Forest Hwy.
34.48887, -118.11590 • Junction of Angeles Forest Hwy. & E. Soledad Pass Rd.
34.48804, -118.11414 • LEFT turn off of E. Soledad Pass Rd. onto small dirt road.
34.49527, -118.11447 • Dirt road heads east up hill.
34.50397, -118.10265 • Large cell tower (parking).
34.50642, -118.10441 • Flying site.

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