El Prieto Trail

Angeles National Forest, California

Elevation Gain1,322ft
Trailhead Elevation1,303ft
Elevation Min/Max1303/2017ft
Elevation Start/End1303/1303ft

El Prieto Trail

El Prieto Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Pasadena, California. It is within Angeles National Forest. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 1,303 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,322 feet. This trail connects with the following: Brown Mountain Road and Fern Truck Trail.

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Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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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." Read more

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Trail Information

Angeles National Forest
Nearby City
Angeles National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min Pasadena
Local Maps

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Dec 2018