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Top Spots

San Gabriel via Sam Merrill and Mount Lowe Trails

Altadena, California

17.55 mi / 5614 ft gain

Echo Mountain Loop

Altadena, California

5.58 mi / 1745 ft gain

Echo Mountain via Sam Merrill Trail

Altadena, California

5.55 mi / 1493 ft gain

Las Flores Canyon Trail

Altadena, California

1.68 mi / 673 ft gain

Inspiration Point via Sam Merrill Trail to Castle Canyon Trail

Altadena, California

8.97 mi / 3320 ft gain

Echo Mountain and Inspiration Point Loop

Altadena, California

4.1
10.16 mi / 3369 ft gain

Cobb Estate to Switzer Station via Lower San Merrill Trail

Altadena, California

10.29 mi / 3698 ft gain

Inspiration Point and Mount Lowe

Altadena, California

12.87 mi / 4465 ft gain

Hike to and Rapel Thalehaha Falls in Rubio Canyon

Altadena, California

3 mi / 710 ft gain

Places to stay

Meadow Group Campground

Palmdale, California

Meadow Group Campground

Coulter Group Campground

Palmdale, California

Coulter Group Campground

Bandido Group Campground

Pearblossom, California

Bandido Group Campground

Jackson Flats

Azusa, California

Jackson Flats

Mountain Oak

Valyermo, California

Mountain Oak

Lake Campground

Valyermo, California

Lake Campground

Guides and stories

The Best Post-Adventure Food

The Best Post-Adventure Food

Aaron Rickel Jones

Reservation Permits Needed To Reopen Trails Responsibly, Says Steve Gerhardt

Reservation Permits Needed To Reopen Trails Responsibly, Says Steve Gerhardt

Aaron Rickel Jones

The Mountains Are Calling, and I Let It Go to Voicemail

The Mountains Are Calling, and I Let It Go to Voicemail

Aaron Rickel Jones

Cub House Birthday Ride

Cub House Birthday Ride

Aaron Rickel Jones

The Dawn Mine Loop Trail (or how to train for backpacking last minute)

The Dawn Mine Loop Trail (or how to train for backpacking last minute)

Aaron Rickel Jones

#LAsucksforcycling -but- #LAsucksfordrivingmore

#LAsucksforcycling -but- #LAsucksfordrivingmore

Aaron Rickel Jones

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