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... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 19, 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... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 27, 2016
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: Published: Last updated: October 6, 2016
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: Published: Last updated: July 14, 2016
Dawn Mine San Gabriel Mountains trail Angeles National Forest hike Pasadena dawn goldmine
Dawn Mine offers a glimpse into the history of the San Gabriel Mountains. The abandoned shafts can be reached on a moderately strenuous 6-mile round trip hike up beautiful Millard Canyon. To visit the entrance to this forgotten gold mine, start from the Millard Campground parking area and hike half a mile up the canyon to Millard Falls. Take in the falls and back up... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: July 14, 2016
Millard Falls San Gabriel Mountains Waterfall Hike Pasadena California trail
Millard Falls is just half a mile from the trailhead, up one of the most pleasant canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains. Embark up a dirt road through Millard Campground. Just beyond the campground, the trail up the canyon turns off to the right. The trail is easy to spot, located along a creek that spills over the dirt road. If there is a strong flow of water, you are in... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: July 14, 2016
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 Campground The sites are a... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 29, 2016
Eaton Canyon Falls Waterfall San Gabriel Mountains Eaton Canyon Nature Area Pasadena Altadena Eaton Canyon Park
The forty-foot tall Eaton Canyon Falls fills the amphitheater at the top of Eaton Canyon Trail, tumbling into a wide pool that you can rest alongside or wade in. The waist-deep water is so refreshing, you are likely to see hikers in bathing suits on a warm day. The trail to Eaton Canyon Falls can be summed up this way: 1.1 miles of wide flat dirt trail that can feel... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: July 14, 2016

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