El Prieto Loop

Altadena, California

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The quiet, shady interior of El Prieto Canyon seems impossibly remote given its stone’s-throw proximity to the edge of an Altadena subdivision. Majestic live oaks flank the canyon’s stream, casting dense pools of shade, particularly in the fall and winter.
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by Jerry Schad (Wilderness Press)

The quiet, shady interior of El Prieto Canyon seems impossibly remote given its stone’s-throw proximity to the edge of an Altadena subdivision. Majestic live oaks flank the canyon’s stream, casting dense pools of shade, particularly in the fall and winter.

© 2010 Jerry Schad /Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Altadena
Distance: 2.4
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: ANF/LARD
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-min Pasadena
Driving Directions: Directions to El Prieto Loop

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Apr 2018