Brown Mountain / JPL

Altadena, California

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Located in the Angeles National Forest, above the foothills in Altadena. Highlights: The trail starts just above NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Hazards: Poison oak and rattlesnakes.
Mountain Biking Southern California

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Mountain Biking Southern California

by Mark Ross & Brad Fine (Falcon Guides)

Located in the Angeles National Forest, above the foothills in Altadena. Highlights: The trail starts just above NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Hazards: Poison oak and rattlesnakes.

©  Mark Ross & Brad Fine/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Altadena
Length: 9.7
Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1.3 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100 feet
Top Elevation: 2,300 feet
Local Contacts: Angeles National Forest, Arroyo Seco Ranger District (818) 790-1151
Local Maps: USGS Pasadena, Mount Wilson; Thomas Brothers, Los Angeles County.
Topo Map: Brown Mountain / JPL Topographic Map
Guide Book: Mountain Biking Southern California Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

5/10/2003

El Prieto ROCKS! The Brown Mountain uphill ride on the fire road is simply a warm up. As soon as you cross the saddle you are heading downhill to the entrance to El Prieto Canyon. It has some great techy-rocky sections, switchbacks, water crossings, and is all single track. My only complaint is that it is too short!

10/7/2001

You just got to love this place. the climb is long(bring plenty water)but the prirto single track is all worth it when you are ziping along in and out as you make your way down. one of the best short single tracks with differnt plants along the trail from catuss to poison oak it has it all.

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