San Gabriel

Mount Wilson Trail

Water: 
7 miles (top of Mt. Wilson)
Restrooms: 
Mt. Wilson Trail Park at Start
Distance: 
14

Starting in the Sierra Madra, East Pasadena, it's an out & back with the option to go longer once on top of Mt. Wilson. Going out it's all up up and up on beautiful single track trail covered with big trees hugging the hillside, coming back it's all downhill.
You can go up as long or as short as wished. For most "The Bench" at 5.5 miles will be a good point to turn around instead of adding the additional 1.5 uphill mileage to Mt. Wilson parking lot where the antennas are build but where you also have potable water to refill water reservoirs.

Chantry Flats/Mt. Wilson/Rim trail

Water: 
Start/Finish
Restrooms: 
Start & Finish
Distance: 
16

One of the best runs in the San Gabriels. Passes through chaparral-coated slopes with expansive canyon views, lush conifer forest and streamside woodland, sampling the grandeur of the Big Santa Anita watershed. We will climb from Chantry Flats up Winter Creek with 360' views to Mt. Wilson, then take the Rim trail and the Gabrielino trail and down Sturtevant Trail to finish our loop back at Chantry.

Mt. Baldy via Ski Hut Trail

Water: 
At the Notch (ski lifts)
Restrooms: 
At the Notch (ski lifts)
Distance: 
11.5 miles

Unmatched views, Devils backbone trail, limber pines, highest point in LA.
11.5 miles - 4300 ft elevation gain
The path is grand, it starts on the road to beautiful San Antonio Falls.

Strawberry Peak Circuit

Water: 
mile 10.5
Restrooms: 
mile 10.5
Distance: 
15.5

After the 2009 Station Fire, these trails were closed for more than 4 yrs and reopened end of May 2014 and are now in perfect condition.
This loop circumnavigates Strawberry Peak. We will start at Clear Creek where it's easy to find parking and this way we can fill our bottles and packs at the water faucet at the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center at Red Box at mile 10.5.
We will be running on the Josephine Fire Rd, Strawberry Spur Trail, Colby Canyon Trail, Strawberry Peak Trail, Gabrielino Trail and finish of on the Nature's Canteen Trail.

Chantry Flats/Newcomb Pass/Rim Tr./Mt Wilson/Hoegees Camp

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
Trailhead
Distance: 
19

One of the best runs in the San Gabriels. Passes through chaparral-coated slopes with expansive canyon views, lush conifer forest and streamside woodland, sampling the grandeur of the Big Santa Anita watershed. We will climb from Chantry Flats up Sturtevant Trail and then climb up to Newcomb Pass. Then we will turn left on the Rim Trail to Mt. Wilson. Descending on the Winter Creek Trail and right through Hoegge Camp and Camp Roberts and to complete our loop. We will NOT caravan from the high school.

Sam Merrill Trail/Echo Mt./Inspiration Point/Mt. Lowe

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
None
Distance: 
14

We will start at the end of Lake Ave. in Altadena.  The Lower Sam Merrill Trail begins here at the old Cobb Estate, and climbs 2.5 miles to Echo Mountain--known as White City in the late 1800's--only ruins remain of the 2 hotels, dormitory, small zoo, and observatory, after devastating fires in 1900, 1905,  and 1928. 

Chantry Flats/Mt. Wilson

Water: 
Trailhead + Mt.Wilson
Restrooms: 
Trailhead
Distance: 
13

One of the best runs in the San Gabriels. Passes through chaparral-coated slopes with expansive canyon views, lush conifer forest and streamside woodland, sampling the grandeur of the Big Santa Anita watershed. We will climb from Chantry Flats up Winter Creek with 360' to Mt. Wilson and down Sturtevant Trail to our loop.

Chantry Flats/Mt. Zion Loop

Water: 
At Trailhead
Restrooms: 
At Trailhead
Distance: 
9
Course Number: 
Similar to Run #37 in "50 Trail Runs in Southern California"

One of the best runs in the San Gabriels. Passes through chaparral-coated slopes with expansive canyon views, lush conifer forest and streamside woodland, sampling the grandeur of the Big Santa Anita watershed. Basically, an 1800 ft. elevation gain to Mt. Zion in the first 4 miles, and a 6 mile gradual endorphin-pumping-descent paralleling the river back to Chantry Flats.

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