Mt. Wilson trail from Sierra Madre

Date Trail Head Start Time Distance
Jan 7 7:00 14

Event Instructions

The trails that were previously closed because of the Wilson fire are now back open. Weather permitting. You'll run through burned areas, please respect the area.
NOT marked.
The first couple miles are straight forward. After the bench, you'll need a trail map or a buddy who knows the way.

Course Details


Mt. Wilson Trail Park at Start


7 miles (top of Mt. Wilson)

Course Type:


Scheduled Runs Subject to Change

On rare occasions, road closures, fires, torrential rain or other natural disasters force us to change the run location. Please check the club web site on Saturday night for the most up-to-date schedule information.

New Runners

Please get to the trail head at least 15 minutes earlier if you are new to the club and/or have not run the trail before.

Course Description

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.

Trailhead location on Google Maps: