Echo Mountain

Pasadena, California 91101

Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain Professional Guide

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"Attention, historically minded hikers: Put this trail on the very top of your list. This accessible and moderate day hike is popular with trail runners and fitness buffs too—but the real gems here are the leftover bits and pieces of L.A.’s Great Hiking Era, including old railway grades, funicular inclines, and the foundations of what was once a sprawling and famous mountaintop hotel complex."

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Best Easy Day Hikes: San Gabriel Valley (Falcon Guides)
Allen Riedel
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"Wander through the foothills above Altadena to historic Echo Mountain. Take in clear sky views and visit markers and relics from earlier times. The summit of Echo Mountain lords over the Altadena skyline. Once home to the historic Mount Lowe Railway and the White City Resort, the trek to the top of Echo Mountain is now solely a pedestrian venture best suited for the cool days of winter when skies are azure and the temperature is cool. Mostly sun exposed, the route is best to be avoided during the heat of the day, and hiking during summertime other than near dawn or dusk is folly due to temperatures and smog." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,377 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
5-6 hours
Angeles National Forest, Los Angeles River Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Pasadena, Mount Wilson
Local Maps

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Dec 2018