Mt. Baden-Powell Award

(California Inland Empire Council)



  1. Comply with the General Requirements.

  2. Climb to the summit of Mt. Baden-Powell (9,399 feet).

  1. This award can be earned by B.S.A. units and their members, including Webelos. This hike is NOT RECOMMENDED for cubs.

  2. This hike can be earned alone, or with other awards where you plan a climb of Mt. Baden-Powell.

  3. This patch is sponsored by the California Inland Empire Council and may be obtained through the Southern Sierra High Adventure Team (HAT).

  4. Summer is the best time for this trip. The trail is closed during the winter months, usually from November to June.

  5. Carry your drinking water for the hike from home. There is no dependable source at the trailhead or on the trail.


A trail is located at Vincent Gap. From I-10 and I-215, proceed north on I-215 for 22 miles to Cajon Junction, take Highway 138, then Highway 2 (west) for 19.5 miles to Vincent Gap.


The Vincent Gap Trail is the most direct to the Peak. It ascends 2,800 feet in a series of 41 switchbacks, 4 miles to the Peak. In places it is steep and dangerous. NOTE that great care should be taken not to leave the trail or dislodge rocks which could injure hikers below or destroy the trail by cutting switchbacks.


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