is a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains of California named for the founder of the World Scouting Movement
, Lord Baden-Powell
. It was officially recognized by the USGS at a dedication ceremony in 1931.
It was originally known as East Twin or North Baldy.
At in elevation, Mount Baden-Powell is the 4th highest peak of the San Gabriel Range, Mount San Antonio
or "Old Baldy" being the highest at . The summit has long been a favorite hiking excursion either from the Mount Islip Saddle near Little Jimmy Trail Camp, or the Vincent Gap Trail which leads up a moderate to strenuous set of switchbacks from Wrightwood. Mount Baden-Powell is also the high point along the The Silver Moccasin Trail
, a historic Boy Scout hiking trail, connects this summit to Mount Burnham
(less than away), Throop Peak
and Mount Hawkins.
The Vincent Gap hike leads through a variety of forested areas consisting of Jeffrey Pine
, Ponderosa Pine
, Lodgepole Pine
, and an ancient forest of Limber Pine
some of which are more than 2,000 years old.
In 1957 several Southern California councils of the Boy Scouts of America
placed a formal marker at the summit with a plaque dedicated to Lord Baden-Powell.