Home Sign in with Facebook
or Login with Email

BEST OF PHOTOS iPHONE / ANDROID FORUM DEALS search

Lower Sam Merrill Trail

Consensus:    (details)
 3.8 from 5 votes
  Difficult from 2 votes
Your Opinion:
Stars:  
Rating: -none- change
Rank: #16 in Los Angeles
#286 in California
#2,788 Overall
Trail near
“A steady, steep climb up to the ruins of the Echo Mountain Resort.”
Christopher Woodruff on Jun 1, 2013
Getting There     GPX File     Print
2.6 Miles 1,396’ Ascent 3,206’ High 10.3% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -1’ Descent 1,810’ Low 14.9% Max Grade
Description
The Lower Sam Merrill trail is a steady climb with many tight switchbacks. It's best to climb this in the morning as the trail is West facing and there are very few trees for shade. At the top of the Lower Sam Merrill trail, you are rewarded by great views and some local history from the ruins of the old Echo Mountain Resort and Mt. Lowe Railway. Get out really early to avoid hikers on the weekend or break out the lights and ride it at night.
View in 3D
One Industries - Outlet: One Industries At...
$99.99
36% off
$64.37
at Jenson USA
Black Market Bikes - Black Market Bada Boo...
$79.99
15% off
$67.99
at Jenson USA
Mavic - Infinity Short Sleeve Jersey - Men's
$179.90
55% off
$80.95
at Competitive Cyclist
Easton - EA70 Road Wheel - Front
$175.00
25% off
$130.99
at REI
Techlite - Azonic Techlite Freehub Body
$64.99
38% off
$39.99
at Jenson USA
Blackburn - Zayante Large QR Saddle Bag
$39.95
55% off
$17.98
at Backcountry
Santa Cruz Bicycles - 5010 Mountain Bike F...
$1950.00
15% off
$1657.50
at Competitive Cyclist
Capo - Lombardia Wind Booties - Men's
$79.95
20% off
$63.96
at Competitive Cyclist
Santa Cruz Bicycles - Nomad Carbon X01 AM ...
$6699.00
20% off
$5359.00
at Backcountry
Castelli - Leggenda Gloves
$64.95
20% off
$51.96
at Backcountry
Mavic - Crossmax Long Sleeve Jersey
$79.95
40% off
$47.99
at Jenson USA
Shimano - XTR M988 Thru-axle
$49.95
16% off
$42.00
at Backcountry
MTB Project scours dozens of stores to
bring you the best bike deals!
Forecasting the weather...
Recent Conditions
  -none-
Add a Condition Report | View All »
COMMENTS
OTHER RIDES NEAR HERE
5.0 (2)
Steep climb up Historic Railway and DH on awesome Singletrack
near Altadena, CA
4.4 (8)
A sampling of the local singletrack trails with a steady climb and great view...
near La Canada Flintridge, CA
4.0 (6)
Great loop around the back area of Descanso Gardens. Amazing ride for experts...
near La Canada Flintridge, CA

YOU AND THIS RIDE
Your To-Do List: Not on it   Add it! | Your Full List »
Your Check-Ins:
  -none-
Add a New Check-In | View All »

Share This Page
Improve This Page
Add Photo or Map Symbol
Edit Description or GPS track

PHOTOS of Lower Sam Merrill Trail
 3.0 from 3 votes
The view from Echo Mountain (Pasadena, CA)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Tight switchbacks punctuate the steady climb. (Pasadena, CA)
 2.7 from 3 votes
Echo Mountain Picnic Area (Pasadena, CA)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Turn right off the "paved" road and then it's a quick left onto the trail. (Pasadena, CA)
 2.3 from 3 votes
Fun little rock garden. (Pasadena, CA)
 1.7 from 3 votes
The is the start of the Lower Sam Merrill trail at the corner of Lake an... (Pasadena, CA)
© 2014 Adventure Projects, LLC | Terms | Privacy