San Gabriel Mountains

San Gabriel Mountains, S Calif., E and NE of Los Angeles, running c.50 mi (80 km) westward from Cajon Pass. Mt. San Antonio, also known as Mt. Baldy (10,080 ft/3,072 m), is the highest peak of the range, which also includes Mt. Wilson, site of the Mount Wilson Observatory . Citrus fruits are raised in the southern foothills. The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, 346,177 acres (140,093 hectares), est. 2014, is located in the N and central sections of the range, and lies almost entirely within the Angeles National Forest. Most of the mountains' highest peaks are in the national monument.

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