Rincon Red Box Truck Trail

Angeles National Forest, California

Distance35.3mi
Elevation Gain23,100ft
Trailhead Elevation1,572ft
Top4,827ft
Elevation Min/Max1572/4827ft
Elevation Start/End1572/1572ft

Rincon Red Box Truck Trail

Rincon Red Box Truck Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. It is 35.3 miles long and begins at 1,572 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 70.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 23,100 feet. The Silver Moccasin Trail Pickup Parking Area parking, the Caltrans Mt. Wilson and Caltrans Mt. Wilson industrials, and the Red Box ranger station are near the trailhead. There are also parkings, a picnic site, drinking water, and restrooms. The Firebreak, Firebreak, and Firebreak cutlines and the Valley Forge camp site can be seen along the trail. There is also a reservoir covered along the trail. The trail ends near Pine Mountain (elevation 4,518 feet). This trail connects with the following: Gabrielino Nrt, Silver Moccasin Trail, Kenyon-Devore Trail, Firebreak, Monrovia Canyon Truck Trail, Shortcut Canyon Trail, Gabrieleno Nrt 11w14; Gabrilienotrail, Upper Clamshell Truck Trail and West Fork Red Box Road.

Rincon Red Box Truck Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Never-ending switchbacks at high elevation provide outstanding views. A free permit and gate combination are needed to drive the road. These can be picked up at the San Gabriel Canyon Forest Service Ranger District Office in Glendora or, on weekends, at the San Gabriel Canyon OHV Area on Hwy. 39 just before the trailhead. Vehicles parked on the trail must display a Forest Adventure Pass. An additional fee is charged for the small but popular OHV area. Mud play is the featured attraction. First half of trip is a graded road but narrow in a few places. Last part of trip is rocky and steep in spots. Suitable for all stock SUVs with high ground clearance and low-range 4-wheel drive."

"Ridge-running on an exhilarating adventure road with astounding scenery. Glimpses of Mt. Wilson Observatory, where astronomers first realized the universe consists of more than one galaxy. (It was closed in 1985.)"

Rincon Red Box Truck Trail Reviews

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5/26/2013
This trail is closed and per the ranger, has been for "quite a while". apparently there are "at&t helicopters laying cables" that would "cut a car in half".
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