Henninger Flats hike Altadena Mount Wilson Toll Road hike San Gabriel Mountains trail Pasadena
In 1917, Mount Wilson Toll Road was used to bring equipment (including the 100-inch mirror) up to Mount Wilson Observatory where the world's largest telescope was assembled for gazing out across the universe. Today visitors can use the same dirt road to enjoy naked-eye views across the Southland. On clear days the views extend to the Palos Verdes Peninsula, framed by two... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Henninger Campground San Gabriel Mountains Henninger Flats Trail Camp Altadena tent camping
Henninger Campground is a sprawling trail camp in a scenic and special pine forest on Henninger Flats in the San Gabriel Mountains. From Altadena, it is a 3-mile one-way hike up Mount Wilson Toll Road to Henninger Flats, where the charming campground is accompanied by a visitor information center and tree nursery operated by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: December 4, 2014
Inspiration Point hike Mount Lowe Road Mt. Lowe Railway hike San Gabriel Peak Mount Lowe Trail Camp Angeles National Forest hiking trail Mount Lowe Railroad
Sometimes it can seem ambitious just to go for a hike in the rugged San Gabriel Mountains, but Thaddeus Lowe was way more determined than that, devising an incline tram and railway to bring guests to a resort, tavern, and mountain overlooks that he created in the San Gabriel Mountains about a century ago. You can visit the ruins of the resort on Echo Mountain by hiking up... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: October 12, 2014
Echo Mountain Sam Merrill Trail White City Resort Mount Lowe Railway hike San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest Pasadena Altadena
Long ago, back in the 90s - that is the 1890s, the resort built on Echo Mountain was one of the largest tourist draws in California. Thaddeus Lowe's resort, known as the White City, was perched at an elevation of 3,200 feet, overlooking the city of Pasadena and a grand stretch of Southern California. The resort was long ago destroyed by wildfires, leaving fascinating... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 22, 2014
Rubio Canyon Waterfalls hike San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest Pasadena trail Ribbon Rock Falls Moss Grotto Falls Altadena
This short easy hike travels up a narrow history-filled canyon to a charming double waterfall.  At the turn of the previous century, the canyon was home to Rubio Pavilion, at the base of the Mount Lowe Incline Tramway, which escorted visitors to an immensely popular resort atop the ridge to the west.  A hundred years later, only the foundation remains and nature has... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 22, 2014
Mount Disappointment Trail Angeles National Forest hike San Gabriel Mountains
An ideal hike starts with a level warm-up and gradually works in to its climb. This is not one of those hikes. This trail to San Gabriel Peak begins with several steep switchbacks. Your heart rate will go up quickly, and then the trail keeps climbing. It is 4 miles round trip to San Gabriel Peak with 1,400 feet of elevation gain (4.5 if you also visit nearby Mount... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: August 12, 2014
San Gabriel Peak Angeles National Forest hiking Trail San Gabriel Peak from Mount Lowe Road
One of the routes to San Gabriel Peak begins on Mount Lowe Road, creating a 3.2-mile round trip hike that climbs 1,000 feet. This trek leaves from a trailhead at Eaton Saddle along Mount Wilson Road and delivers great views the entire way to the summit.Start hiking up Mount Lowe Road (Mount Lowe Fire Road) where you will be greeted immediately by a head-on view of... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014

This campground is currently closed due to damages from the 2009 Station Fire

Millard Campground
Millard Campground (also called Millard Trail Camp) sits alongside a stream at the trailhead for Millard Falls. There are only five tent sites that are all first-come first-serve. The grounds appear to function as a picnic area for many visitors. If you are coming out to hike the creek, the campgrounds are an ideal venue for a BBQ.Millard CampgroundThe sites are a... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: December 8, 2014

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