Strawberry Peak Trail San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest Strawberry Peak Hike
Strawberry Peak holds the distinction of being the highest summit in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains, besting nearby San Gabriel Peak by a just a yard. Measuring 6,164 feet tall, Strawberry Peak is taller than other surrounding mountains like Josephine Peak, Mount Lawlor, and Mount Wilson. A hike to the summit from Red Box Picnic Area on Angeles Crest Highway is 7.5 miles round... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 4, 2017
Strawberry Peak Trail to Strawberry Meadow Hike San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Strawberry Potrero Angeles National Forest
Strawberry Meadow is an enticing area tucked away on the north side of Strawberry Peak below a massive granite cliff face. Walk into Strawberry Meadow and you might easily feel like you are somewhere in Yosemite National Park, instead of hiking in the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles. Find Strawberry Meadow next to a junction between Strawberry Peak Trail and Colby Canyon Trail,... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 11, 2018
Josephine Peak Hike Colby Canyon Trail San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Angeles National Forest Josephine Saddle Josephine Peak Road
Want to hike to a mile-high summit in the San Gabriel Mountains with grand views over Los Angeles? Set your aim for Josephine Peak, which rises to 5,558 feet (more than a mile high) and is located in the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains next to Strawberry Peak. Colby Canyon Trail offers a scenic route to the summit, traveling from Angeles Crest Highway up a withdrawn canyon to... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: July 31, 2018
Mount Lowe Road Sunset Ridge Trail to Cape of Good Hope Mount Lowe Railway Echo Mountain Ruins San Gabriel Mountains Hike Los Angeles National Forest California
Starting near the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in Altadena, Mount Lowe Road is an 8.9-mile long partially paved trail rising up the range to an intersection with Mount Wilson Red Box Road near the summit of Mount Wilson. Of course, you don't have to go that full distance on a hike up Mount Lowe Road. Sunset Ridge Trail intersects and parallels the bottom of Mount Lowe Road and is even... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 5, 2017
Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point Echo Mountain Ruins Mount Lowe Road Mount Lowe Railway San Gabriel Mountains Hike Los Angeles National Forest California
Castle Canyon Trail is a dirt single track that connects the ruins at Echo Mountain to Inspiration Point, which was a premier vista point for the resort's visitors and still offers sweeping views. In the past, a railway took Echo Mountain's guests up into the mountains, but now leg power is required to get up Castle Canyon Trail to Inspiration Point. The single track is gradual when it... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 9, 2018
Gabrielino Trail Gould Mesa Trail Camp San Gabriel Mountains Angeles National Forest Altadena Hike to Gould Mesa Campground
Gabrielino Trail is one of the principle trails through Angeles National Forest. Starting from the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, you can take this trail a short distance up a canyon along the lovely Arroyo Seco and come to Gould Mesa Trail Camp, a hike-in campground just a couple miles from civilization that delivers a quick escape from cities in the valley below. Starting in an... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 6, 2017
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 slices of the... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 12, 2017
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 campground has around... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 2, 2018
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. His railway and resorts have long been destroyed, but hikers can still visit the... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: November 12, 2017
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 ruins for present day... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 25, 2017

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