A very short, relatively nondescript mountain deep in the central high San Gabriels. Best when hiked in combination with other peaks in the area.
Mount Akawie is a simple, easy, unassuming bump on the map, just about a mile down the road from the much more interesting Winston Peak.
Honestly, there really isn’t much to this peak — just a very short .7 mile ascent up an old, unmapped jeep road to a broad, flat summit. Aside from decent views of Waterman Mountain and a missing USGS Marker, there is nothing particularly remarkable about this mountain. I only recommend hiking this in combination with nearby peaks, either as a warm up or cool down stroll.
The summit of this peak is broad and flat, with plenty of places to stretch out and relax. If you’re looking for a simple, easy hike in the high country and don’t mind driving a long time to get there, then this is the trail for you. But honestly, if I wasn’t in the area and trying to bag 100 peaks for the Sierra Club, I would pass by this peak.