Red Box-Rincon Road / Shortcut Canyon

La Canada Flintridge, California 91011

Red Box-Rincon Road / Shortcut Canyon

Red Box-Rincon Road / Shortcut Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"This loop covers 23.5 miles. It requires much strength and endurance, as well as good bike handling skills. You will lose elevation for the first 5.6 miles to the West Fork Campground (with one short, hard uphill). From the campground, ride for 3.2 miles over moderately difficult to strenuous terrain. This is followed by a fast drop of Shortcut Fire Road to the West Fork of the San Gabriel River (with one brief, steep ascent). The 6.3-mile climb from the river up Shortcut Canyon to the Angeles Crest Highway is unrelenting. The cycling along the highway is one-half "fun descent" and one-half "this would be easy climbing if I weren't so tired.""

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Trail Information

La Canada Flintridge
Nearby City
3,240 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
Spring through late fall.
4,666 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,800 feet
Top Elevation
Angeles National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Chilao Flat and Mount Wilson.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018