||Several Thousand Feet
||Just about any length
||LA Area -- near Altadena
To get There:
Marking Trail Head (Click on More Detail for a better map)
Take 210 to Lake Av. Head North on Lake Ave until the road ends.
There is a small park on the right at the end of Lake Ave. The trail
head starts on the South side of this little park a few hundred yards from
the entrance of the park. There is a sign marking the start of the
trail head. There are several trails and fire roads cutting through
the area, so look for the sign.
This is an easy trail to follow. There aren't really any turns or
places to get lost. It is about 3 miles up to Echo Mountain.
I haven't been quite all the up to Echo Mountain, but I've been most of
the way up. This trail connects up with Mt Wilson road (so the signs
say). I think it is less than 10 miles from the trail head to Mt
This area has some great history!. Check out The
Echo Mountain Echoes Page for more details.
Yikes, its a steep trail! Its not really technical, but its a big
climb! I think its several thousand feet in only a few miles. But
the view at the top is worth it! On a clear day you can see pretty
much all of LA and the ocean. The trail is tight single track all
the way up. They are doing some trail work (which is causing a lot
of local debate) so the bottom is in great shape, but as you go up it gets
worse. Much of the trail is grown over with lots of yukky plants
towards the top.